by Elizabeth Siegel
WWD/Robert Mitra Want to look as cool as the girl in the biker jacket? Go for purposefully imperfect lipstick, like the models at Rachel Zoe's spring show wore (left). First, toss your lip liner. Next, swipe the color on straight from the bullet. Finally, press a clean finger along the edges of your lip line to soften up the entire look.
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"Blurred lips are the way to go right now," says makeup artist Kate Lee, who likes the effect using vivid pink shades. "It makes your lipstick look more youthful." Everything else is gravy, as far as I'm concerned. But it's worth noting that a blurred lip is much easier to achieve than a well-defined one. "A lot of women feel like they have to line their lips and then fill them in," says makeup artist Dick Page. "It gets technical, and it's unnecessary." He likes swiping bold colors, like red, over the center of the lips, and then blending toward the edges with a lip brush for an even more diffused effect. Plus, the soft finish makes vivid shades more wearable, he says.
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