Monday 11 December 2017

Ready For Her Close-Up: Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel works a solo red lip, the best way to wear it in our opinion...

Jessica Biel.
Jessica Biel.

Sonia Juttla

I had my eyes peeled all weekend for sportswomen with good make-up to write about for today's column.

Sadly, though, as I expected, the likes of Rebecca Adlington and Lizzie Armistead have more pressing matters to worry about than if their base is looking adequately dewy or if their eyeliner is properly flicked. So onto Jessica Biel, who I'm not sure has won any sporting medals but certainly knows how to work a red lip.

What makes Jessica's take on a red lip so appealing is that it's the main focus of her make-up. She doesn't even have the slightest suggestion of a black eyeliner, either, which seems to have become the obvious companion to the red lip in these die-hard I-want-to-look-really-retro days. There seems to be a soft smudge of a taupy-grey powder shadow (try Bobbi Brown's Eye Shadow in 'Cement') and a little flick of mascara. That's it.

And so, back to the lip colour and its top-notch finish. There seems to be a lot of these slightly glossy opaques around for autumn, which is a long time coming. I think it'll be the new way to wear lipstick - not too severe and made-up nor too shiny and glossy. If you don't have this in-between texture already in your make-up kit, apply your usual opaque lipstick and smudge a little Vaseline on top for a soft sheen. I'm sure it's pretty waterproof too, Rebecca, in case you're wondering…

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