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Lips: Part 4 – Gloss Attracts Attention

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

Gloss Attracts Attention


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Gloss reflects light.

Light attracts attention.

Wear Gloss.

Attract attention.

Gloss is to lips what mascara is to eyes.

These two simple additions pull focus to your faces main attractions, lips and eyes.

Mascara & Lip Gloss Value Bundle
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Gloss can be glaringly obvious and distracting when over used. Unless you are trending lips (what you want people to see first), here is some gloss advice.






To maximize light reflection on the lips, apply vertically with the grain of the lip’s skin tissue. Light will bounce best off the lips when applied this way. Keep gloss slightly within the edge of the lip line to allow room for gloss spread, which inevitably happens when lips rub together.





Gloss Tips

One of the easiest, long-lasting and impact producing techniques
is to fill in lips with a lip pencil first…


…and then top with a clear or very sheer color lip gloss.

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Hair gets in gloss

This is a pain. I always use to blame thick gloss until I understood the higher purpose of thick gloss.

Thin gloss evaporates quickly taking color with it. That is why thinner lip gloss needs to be reapplied so often.

Thicker gloss acts as an environmental seal by not evaporating quickly, and keeping lip color underneath it in place.

Press a very thin layer of a thicker gloss and color will last longer and hair will stick less to lips .


Please remember

Gloss has oil in it. Oil is used to remove makeup. If you spread gloss over lip color, it will break down that color very quickly. It is better to press gloss with a lip brush over lip pencil and/or lipstick than spread it around.


Here are some Lip Gloss Value Bundles to make using gloss easy and affordable.

Regular price- $35    Value Bundle price – $28
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Lip Liner & Gloss Value Bundle
Regular price- $27    Value Bundle price – $19

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 This is part 4 in the 4 part lip series which includes:

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

29th 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.

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