It's usually wise to stay away from sweeping generalizations, but it's pretty safe to say that red lipstick will never go out of style. From dark brick to candy apple, red lipstick has been a staple in makeup kits since the beginning of beauty time (whenever that was). On lips, this fiery hue conveys both sophistication and fearlessness. You'll find numerous shades for different skin tones, every occasion, and complementary eye-makeup ideas when you peruse this celebrity-inspired guide.
If you've ever ventured into the makeup aisle looking for coordinating liner, lipstick, and gloss, then you'll know it's no walk in the park. Lucky for us, BareMinerals has made things a whole lot easier with its Marvelous Moxie Lipstick (£13.99). In addition to 18 lip colour options, the new collection features 10 lip liners and 14 lip glosses, so every lipstick hue has a partner. The liners are pigmented enough to wear alone; the glosses give high shine with a slight stain; and the lipsticks have a semimatte finish, providing full colour in just one swipe (the cherry red, dubbed Live It Up, is a personal favorite). But the biggest payoff comes when you combine all three products. As a trio, these powerful hues not only finish bright but also last all night long. This is one threesome you can't refuse.
Cheryl Cole has landed yet another gig with L'Oreal Paris as the face of their new Glam Shine Stain Splash lip product. Looking lovely in a bath filled with rose petals and her hair upswept, Chezza dons a gleaming, moisture-rich red lip look in shade 200 Princess. In a press release, Cheryl says the product, "Feels like water on your lips. It’s a splash of shine, a stain of colour power. Ultra-light, not sticky." Glam Shine Stain Splash is available in mass chemists nationwide for £7.99, and comes in 8 shades. Are you interested in checking out this new lip stain?
Keira Knightley turns 28 today! To celebrate the beauty of this brilliant British actress, I've gathered 10 widely varying lipstick looks from over the years for you to view. I am torn between loving her nude and deep berry hues the best, so please leave a comment after each slide to let me know your opinion!
Nude lips are a hot look for Fall, and these three ladies showed how to make the trend your own. Halle Berry opted for a glossy beige lipstick, while Alexa Chung grabbed a rosy-pink color. And Solange Knowles, ever the fashion-forward lady, opted for a matte shade that matched her skin tone. All, however, paired their barely there style with dark liner to ground the look. Three different shades for three different women, but whose topped your list this week?
It's nothing new to match one's lipstick to one's dress, but while the general rule of thumb is to keep the rest of your ensemble relatively subdued, Amanda Seyfried was all about breaking the rules. At the Miu Miu show earlier today during Paris Fashion Week, the actress coupled a bold purple lipstick with an equally intense pair of purple Prada Mary Janes. Instead of going with a more staid outfit choice, however, Amanda livened things up with a bright red pantsuit. There's never a better time to experiment with daring color choices than at a fashion show, but is Amanda's coordinating palette more of a clash than a smash?
It was all about the lips as Burberry Beauty took inspiration from the strong, feminine attitude of the season’s Burberry girl. The modern elegance of the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 show on Monday was matched by the makeup, with the almost bare eyes and sheer, sculpted complexion allowing the spotlight to land on new shade of Lip Velvet Siren Red, launching later this year, lined with Lip Definer in Brick Red No.05. Eyes were dressed with Sheer Eye Shadow in Gold Trench No.04 and Pale Barley No.22 plus Eye Definer Golden Brown No.06. Front row guests like Alice Eve, Gabriella Wilde, Giorgia Surina, Olivia Palermo and Victoria Pendleton also wore the brand's makeup. Shop the products you need below to replicate the catwalk look, and tell me if you'll be going siren red this Spring!
British pop star Paloma Faith has an exciting out-there fashion sense, but when it comes to her lipstick she likes the traditional approach. Often seen at events wearing a slick of bright red across her pout, Paloma certainly knows how to work the timeless classic look. She told The Telegraph it was her cousins who advised her on makeup from the age of nine:
"They all had their icons — I chose Madonna. I'd try to copy her look from the Vogue video, carefully drawing on a beauty spot. One cousin taught me how to do the lipstick: 'apply, blot and re-apply' was her method, and she'd always go a little over her lipline to make her pout look bigger. When I was old enough to wear lipstick I followed her advice, always opting for a red shade. I passed the tip on to my mother, who liked a hot-pink lip."
Do you follow the apply, blot and re-apply method?
Bright, florid lipstick shades are a huge red carpet and runway trend right now, whether the color in question is fruit punch, cerise, or neon pink. But not all lip looks are equally winsome on every set of smackers, and there's no single "right" way to wear the trend. So take a look at these five pretty, smart options. There's something here for every style, whether you prefer lip gloss or refuse to reapply more than once a day.
Source: 5 Ways to Wear the Tropical Punch Lipstick Trend
This Spring I'm all about getting my lips in luscious condition after the ravages of Winter weather. Now the chapstick has done its job and my lips are smooth again, I'm diving in to all the new glosses and colours available this season. Take a look through my picks from brands like Neal's Yard Remedies, Chanel, Lancôme, MAC, Laura Mercier, Max Factor and Dior, and tell me which lip product you'll be wearing this Spring!