1. Dry lips love a scrub. Slap on lots of petroleum jelly and then use an old toothbrush in small circular movements to lift off dry skin. Splash with cold water to plump up the pout.
2. The skin on the lips is thinner and lower in melanin (pigment) than the rest of your face, so needs extra protection from the sun, wind and cold. To keep your lips looking luscious, protect them with a lip balm containing a sunscreen.
3. Choose a lipstick to suit your skin and hair tone:
Pale skin/dark hair: Create a contrast with fuschia, red or orange
Fair skin/light hair: Go for browny beiges with complexion-warming pink or peach bases.
Dark skins: Be brave with dark blue/reds or deep wine browns
Olive skin/dark hair: Light brown shades to light up the face.
Very pale or dark skins should avoid pale and pastel shades – they’ll make you look like you’re just getting over a bout of flu!
4. Banish bleeding lipstick by adding on a little cover-up onto a brush and outlining the lips before applying colour. This will seal off the escape routes.
5. For more luscious lips dab on a dot of lip-gloss in the centre of the bottom lip. As it catches the light, so will you.
6) Outlining the lips with a skin-toned pencil before applying lipstick will help to make them look larger. Taking the line just a little over your natural one will make your lips look larger still
7. Fed up with finding lipstick on your teeth? Copy a supermodel trick and stick your index finger in your mouth, close your lips around it and pull your finger out. Any excess lipstick will stick to your finger and not your teeth.
8. Lip liner helps to sharpen the shape of your mouth and helps your lipstick stay on longer, especially if you use it all over your lips. For a long lasting natural look, finish with a clear gloss.
1. Always prepare the skin pre shave by exfoliating with a face scrub not only to remove any built up dead skin but to lift the hair and dislodge any potential in-growing hairs
2. Avoid electric razors which distress the hair follicles and distort your natural hair growth
3. Create the barbers experience at home by applying a hot towel (flannel) to your skin pre shave. This will open the pores and soften the skin. Finish with a cold towel to close the pores and calm any irritation.
4. Foam up the traditional way with a shaving cream and brush. The motion of the brush will lift the hair and allow the cream to soften the hair cuticle.
5. Banish unsightly nasal and ear hair with a trimmer.
6. Apply a moisturiser to keep the skin soft and supple. This will also protect your skin from the aggressive environmental elements such as wind, rain, sun and the drying effects of heating and air conditioning.
7. Aftershave should never be applied directly onto the face straight after shaving as the alcohol may cause irritation. Instead, apply cologne onto the back of the neck and wrist.