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Come-Hither Lips

Come-Hither lips (yes, I made up the name) are those shiny nudeish-mauveish-pinkish lips we’ve been seeing drenched all over the pucker’s of young Hollywood’s leading ladies. The ones that practically scream “kiss me” without ever uttering a single word (perhaps just a coy smile). A Come-Hither pout is tres sexy without being overtly colorful or requiring too much upkeep. And it pretty much looks fabulous paired with every makeup look.

I’ve asked the exceptionally talented Gregory Arlt, Director of Makeup Artistry for M·A·C Cosmetics, for his expert tips on come-hither lips.

Celebrity Clients: AnnaLynne McCord, Michelle Trachtenberg or Jessica Stroup

1 – “I start by using a very light pencil to define the lips. “Oak” by M∙A∙C is a favorite. Make sure the pencil is well blended into the lips so you don’t see it. Being a warm beige, the pencil imparts slight color as well.”


2 – “I then use a gloss with a hint of color. “Love Nectar” by M∙A∙C (right) is my number one must have for this look as it’s slightly peachy with a hint of pink. EVERY client asks me for one! I also love “Nymphette” Lipglass by M∙A∙C (left) as it’s pink with a hint of gold.”

3 – “I keep the cheeks slightly flushed and shimmering using “Margin” blush and the eyes lightly defined using light neutrals but with a load of mascara. Come-hither lashes go well with come-hither lips!”

Will you come-hither this look?

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1 Comment

  1. Sarah
    September 2, 2009

    Come-hither? Love it, even if you made it up it totally works.

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