How to Line and Define Lips, Step by Step

Apply lip color like a pro with this easy how-to.
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BEFORE

After 40, lips start to lose fullness-and color.
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STEP ONE

Use a lip primer before applying color; it will provide a smooth surface for makeup. Pictured: Smashbox Lip and Lid Primer ($24; smashbox.com).
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STEP TWO

Line your lips with a pencil matched to the color of the inside of your lower lip.
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Use a brush to soften the lip liner and to sweep the color over your lips — it will mimic the intensity of the natural pigment you had at 25.
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Apply a peachy gloss, leaving most on the center of your lips to create a fuller effect. Blot to keep color from bleeding.
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Philosophy The Supernatural in Soft Pink or Soft Peach ($15; philosophy.com)
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Fuller, lusher"yet still natural-looking"lips!
Photo by: James Baigrie

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