How To Get ‘Just-Bitten’ Lips

One of the easiest makeup trends to pull off is the just-bitten lipstick trend. This fabulous lip look gives the illusion of a stained lip that looks wonderfully sexy and effortless. It’s a great way to wear a bolder, brighter lip colour if you’re a little unsure, as the bold colour takes on a slightly more muted shade when you blot it down. We’re here to give you the low down on what colours look great with this, and how to apply for the perfect ‘just-kissed’ lips.

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What shade to wear

Matte Revolution Birkin Brown lipstickBond Girl lipstick in Matte RevolutionWalk of Shame matte revolution lipstick

For this look, you want to aim for a similar colour to your own lips that has a little blush to it. We love Bond Girl, Birkin Brown and Walk of Shame. The matte texture of these lipsticks are great for mimicking your own lip colour, plus they won’t dry your lips out!

How to apply for just-bitten lips

The great thing about this look is that it is so easy to achieve with minimal effort required, 5 minute makeup is what we are all about!

Step one: For best results, apply using just your lipstick, we want a stained look, rather than accurate precision, so you can leave your Lip Brush for a more statement, bold lip look. Use the square bullet to swipe on your lipstick of choice.

Step two: Use your finger to dab on the lipstick. This will press the colour into your lips whilst blending for soft edges that give you that ‘just-kissed’ look.

And that’s it! Seriously! Two steps is all you need to achieve this fabulous makeup look. This is perfect for the ‘morning after the night before’ if you want a super quick no fuss makeup look without sacrificing glamour!

For effortless makeup, pair this look with lashings of mascara and a brush of eyebrow gel for a pulled together look that will elevate any outfit!