As we move from the winter months into the spring, trends are changing. But lipstick is something which stays on trend for a long time. Whilst bright post-box-red will always be classic, my two other favourite trends for lip colour at the moment are…..
Deep dark and daring reds:
Wear with a simple winged eye or a smokey bronzed eyelid and lashings of mascara. This type of lip makes a statement, so you don’t need to go overboard with the eye make up too, or the phrase drag queen might be batted around a little. I like to match the strong lip with a strong brow to make a real statement… And a Megan Fox style pout won’t hurt either!! Here are some gorgeous colours to try, there’s something for all budgets…
1. 195 Raspberry – Maybelline Superstay24 DualEnded Lip Color* – £8.99. 2. MAC Red – M-A-C Lipstick – £14.00. 3. 542 Cherry Pie – Maybelline Superstay24 DualEnded Lip Color* – £8.99. 4. Queen of Hearts – Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Lipstick – £2.99. 5. Red Devil – SEVENTEEN Supreme Shine Lipstick – £4.99.
*This stuff really works, it stays on for ages and doesn’t fade or flake. Quite hard to take off when you’ve got a few wines inside you though!
Bright, bold and beautiful pinks:
While pink isn’t everyone’s favourite, you can’t get more girly or feminine. With pink lips this season, brighter is better. Don’t go for anything to cotton candy coloured or you will look like a bad barbie/gypsy bride. Think bold and bright like Emma Stone. Again this lip should be teamed with a simple eye, and beautiful highlighted cheekbones (I like high beam by benefit). Here are my top five faves…
1. Peach Pop – Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 – £16.00. 2. 020 – Rimmel: Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick – £5.49. 3. Candy Yum-Yum – M-A-C Lipstick – £14.00. 4. Fuschia Flash – Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick Collection – £7.19. 5. Raspberry Glace - Clinique Different Lipstick – £16.00.
Have fun making a statement with your lips,