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Fashion

Prepping For A Perfect Pout

October 17

Lipstick, liners, glosses—oh my! Nothing screams fall fashion and makeup like a dark, rich, vampy lip colour or a warm and sophisticated brown. To make your pout look (and feel!) it’s best we’ve put together a few quick tips and tricks that’ll have you styling and smiling in no time.

Don’t skip the prep work

Before you jump into beautiful bold colours, prep your lips for products. Use a lip scrub from Hudson’s Bay before you apply colour to buff away any dry flaky skin and ensure your lips are soft and supple. Did we mention lip scrubs are sugar-based and taste as good as they smell? Don’t have a lip scrub? Running your toothbrush over your lips can also work in a pinch.

Line up

There are multiple benefits to using a lip liner like this one at Hudson’s Bay in combination with your other products. Liners help you define (or redefine) the shape of your pout and create a guideline for filling in your lips with lipstick and reducing the risk of your lip colour bleeding beyond the edge of your defined lip line. Choose a liner as close to your lipstick as possible for a seamless blend, or, choose a shade or two darker to create a shadow and make your lips look fuller. You can also choose a liner pencil like those available at Sephora that you sharpen for a precise fine point, or a twistable crayon that’s quick and convenient on the go.

Variety is the spice of life, and makeup

Lip products come in a wide range of colours and formulas and the best way to decide what you like is to try them out. Have a tried and true colour you love? Switch it up with a different finish. Many lipsticks are available in matte, satin, and frosted options at Sephora and Hudson’s Bay. Torn between two different colours? Travel-sized minis are a great way to try more than one colour without having to pay for a full-sized product. Or treat yourself to a gift set! Did we mention holiday sets are hitting the shelves right now?

Balms away

Who likes chapped lips? Not us. And prevention is key! Whether you’re rocking reds or perfecting pinks take care of your pout with a hydrating lip balm or overnight lip mask, like the one below from Hudson’s Bay. And while it can be tempting to pick a lip balm based on cute packaging or how great it smells, try reaching for one that’s unscented and consider one with oil or butter in it—not just wax—to penetrate the surface of your lips.

No matter what your go-to look, brand, or product is, we know one thing for sure—a smile goes with everything, and it never goes out of style.

Aishwarya Singh Willowbrook Blogger

Although she's not a regular shopper, Aishwarya does have an eye for the must-have's of the season. When she's not busy at work, you can find her at a concert or at the gym! And if you ever want to talk about horses, she's your girl!

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