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Lips Part 1: Thoroughly Modern Lips

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s  series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller
Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

A Modern Lip Means Your Lips Are That Color

Just as with eye makeup, there are multiple ways to approach lips.

The next 4 blog posts focus on lips alone.


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A technique that most boasts the Face with a Heart  method is The Modern Lip.

In short, it appears your lips are that color and not wearing that color.

Rethinking Lip Liner

Lip liner pencil is a thirsty formula designed to absorb creamier pigment (lipstick).

Lip liner is traditionally designed to frame the shape of the lips and absorb lipstick so it does not bleed past the frame of the lips.

By using it in the Modern Lip Method, lip liner acts as a sponge and pulls lipstick down into the lip for a more natural and longer lasting stain on the lips.

Here is how I get it to work.



• Pick a lip pencil similar to the lip color you want to use.

 • Fill in the entire lip with lip pencil.




• Brush the lip pencil pigment vigorously into the top layer of the lip skin with a lip brush.




• Next apply a thin layer of lip color (lipstick) in the same fashion with the lip brush.

• Apply as many layers as needed to achieve the density of lip color desired.


You will experience longer lasting lip color that appears as your lips are that color and not wearing that color.


Lip Color Value Bundles


Modern Lip Video Tutorial

Makeup Gourmet tutorial videos are a complimentary resource to maximize your expertise.


Note: This series of video tutorials is organized in a specific order of application. It is not necessary to do every step when you do your makeup but I do suggest you follow the order of the videos and skip the steps that don’t apply to you.

Please let me know if this blog was of value to you and share your own Authentic Beauty Makeup tips in the comments box below. I would love to hear how you get on trying this new method of makeup application – tell me how useful you find the tutorials and how you found the results. You can also use the comments box to tell me what interests and concerns you when it comes to which makeup colors to choose. Please let me know so I can fashion future blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.

Want to know more? My new book, Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup is available on Amazon now.

Chris Scott

9th of June,  2016

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’

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One thought on “Lips Part 1: Thoroughly Modern Lips

  1. Hi Chris, I have your book which I thoroughly enjoy. Unfortunately, I’m not seeing the technique and color selections as enhancing on the young woman in this video — rather, it washes her out.

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