AS the nights grow longer, why not take yourself back to the decadent days of the Moulin Rouge? Release your inhibitions and embrace the cheeky flamboyance of classic burlesque style!
The key to this sexy OTT look is feeling confident in your own skin and a slick of Lipcote can seal the deal.
Burlesque beauty is mostly about attitude, so stand up straight, wiggle when you walk and don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd. Immaculate hair, smokey eyes and killer lashes are the main principles of the burlesque face but the look also calls for perfectly applied red lipstick. Professional burlesque dancers swear by the following tips for making your lipstick look fabulous all night long:
Apply foundation right over your lips.
Use a freshly sharpened lip liner in a slightly darker shade than your lipstick for a crisp, defined line. Follow the shape of your lips but apply just outside the natural lip line.
Never apply lipstick straight from the holder - invest in a lip brush and take your time to build up the colour.
Once applied, use Lipcote to keep it all in place. Retailing at £3.49, Lipcote is available at Boots, Superdrug, ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and independent pharmacies.