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Blue lips are the coolest colour

Blue lips are the coolest colour

As beauty trends go, it's definitely one of the quirkier choices. But after Beyonce stepped out casually wearing navy blue lipstick, we've been convinced that this is a trend that needs to be tried . The 35-year-old singer is the latest star to take on the unconventional lip colour previously seen on Rihanna in her promo for song Sledgehammer (featured in the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack) and Olivia Palermo at Dior's Paris Fashion Week show, so it’s pretty much proof a navy blue lip is shaping up to be the new red this fall. And anything Queen Bey can do...

How to wear it

Pair with fresh, barely-there, but radiant and dewy make-up, no smoky eyes, or overly-long lashes to keep the contrast of the off-beat shade from being too harsh. The depth of the navy tone can actually brighten some complexions. While a dark lip is a typically gothic look a dewy complexion will lift the tone of your complexion, avoiding the Morticia look.

Prep lips

Matte lipstick textures tend to emphasize all the flaws of your lips, therefore it’s important to prepare your lips and make them smooth and soft. Exfoliating your lips first is a great solution to get rid of peeling skin, in order to reveal baby soft lips. Just mix some sugar with olive oil and honey and gently massage your lips with it for couple of minutes, then rinse for soft and smooth lips. Finish with some lip balm.

Pop the colour

To get a true all-over shade of navy matte lipstick, apply a concealer over your lips prior to applying your lip colour. Concealing them in advance will help get a neat, HD result. And then use a coordinating lip pencil to line your lips. You'll be spoilt for choice as most brands are carrying a blue bullet in their ranges. Beyonce opted for MAC's Matte Lipstick Matte Royal, a dark navy hue with a completely matte finish. Urban Decay's Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick in shade Heroine has more of a metallic finish. Barry M Lip Paint 37 is a good budget option, while NYX Wicked Lippies Lipstick - sinful - a deep Cobalt Blue with Jewel Tones won't break the bank either. For a true gothic edge try Illamasqua Lipstick Disciple, and Coloured Raine: Matte Liquid Paint in Rockstar is a brilliant cobalt blue lip paint that you will get you noticed.

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