Icona Pop’s guide to perfect summer lips

A great lipstick is everything, according to the stylish electropop duo.
10 July 2017

An expertly painted lip has always been Icona Pop’s signature beauty look.

”Lipstick goes with everything. I usually pick out the lipstick first, and then adapt the rest of my look to it,” says Caroline Hjelt.
As we joined Icona Pop on their summer getaway to the Baltic island Gotland, we asked Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo to share the secrets behind their trademark beauty style.

”A red lip works for everyone, no matter their skin tone. I like beige and brown shades too,” says Aino Hjelt. 

The key to long-lasting lipstick is to prep your lips. Preferably the night before, if you are the organised type. Gently exfoliate your lips with the CLEAN CANVAS LIP SCRUB and liberally apply lip balm before you go to bed. Try swapping your lip balm for some organic honey – an old DIY trick that actually works.

If you are a normal person and didn’t plan ahead, it is perfectly okay to do this right before you apply the lipstick. Just make sure to remove any excess lip balm – otherwise the lipstick won’t stick and you will probably end up with smudged outlines.

Lipstick goes with everything. I usually pick out the lipstick first, and then adapt the rest of my look to it.
Caroline Hjelt

”I prefer to use a brush or a liquid lipstick,” says Caroline Hjelt while Aino Jawo opts for a different method:

”I usually apply lip liner all over my lips before applying lipstick, to make it last.”

Whichever method you prefer – make sure to stay hydrated on warm summer days. If you don’t drink enough water, your lips will look chapped and your lipstick will come out streaky. A water bottle will be your best beauty buy this season! 

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