Published on January 11th, 2017 | by Ahana Basu
Bold Makeup Look
The strawberries, cherries and winter wine are still very much around, mainly on seen staining luscious lips on the runway. Succulent wines and bold berries are the rage in lip colour this season and are being seen on a few famous pouts around the world.
A sheer, berry-tinted lip color is flattering on any complexion and is the perfect way to dabble in the season’s trendy bordeaux lip without the drama. Make sure lips are properly exfoliated and moisturized before using a sheer stain. Anna Andre’s Deluxe Cream Lipstick in shade 40204 works well as does Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Plum Berry and Rebel by MAC are great for those looking to go bold. If you want a slightly more pastel look, try Maybelline’s The Jewels Color Sensational Lipstick in Berry Brilliant.
As seen on: Lorde for the Brit Awards 2014
Mulberry is the somewhat neutral middle sister between wine and burgundy. While, it is said to be more suited to those with a lighter skin tone, you can mix it up with other shades to adapt to your skin. For a little extra oomph, add some gloss to your lips and blend. Mulberry also looks great with sheer, shimmering eyeshadows. Try Chambor’s Truly Lasting lipstick in Truly Mulberry or Faces Go Chic in Mulberry Slush.
As seen at: Yves Saint Laurent
This shade works best for women with an olive complexion. If you like maroon and deeper shades of red, burgundy is made for you. We rather liked Revlon Velvet Touch Lipstick in Royal Burgundy and Faces Cosmetics Glam On Lipstick in French Burgundy
As seen on Rihanna and at Michael Kors
It’s trendy, it’s royal and it’s taking lip shades by storm. All you dusky-complexioned beauties can rejoice, purple looks stunning on your skin tone. It’s also said to make your teeth look whiter. Faces Satin Matte Lipstick in Imperial Purple caught our eye, as did MAC’s Creme De La Femme.
As seen on: Amanda Seyfried and at Moschino
There is something deliciously decadent about having lips stained the colour of crushed grapes. Shades of wine go with pretty much any skin tone so you have less to worry over there. Dark Side by MAC is a definite favourite in this category with its red-purple colouring. For a more brownish tone, Dior’s Rouge Lipstick in Hypnotic is a great choice. The key with wine lips is to keep the rest of your makeup minimal and make your bold lip statement the centrepiece.
As seen on: Nicole Richie, Emma Stone and at Gucci
FAB BAG PICKS
SUGAR Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick-Poison Ivy: If excellent coverage and high colour pay-off is what gets you going, you will absolutely love the Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick from SUGAR Cosmetics. The SUGAR matte lip crayon is a super long-lasting lipstick that’s highly pigmented so you don’t have to worry about constant re-application. This must-have crayon lipstick has a soft texture with a silky matte finish. A classic shade that can instantly add a touch of mystery to your entire look, Poison Ivy is hot on the runway and a must-try shade for those who love to experiment. CLICK HERE to view product
City Color Be Matte Lipstick: Be Matte Lipstick is every girl’s must-have secret. Its rich formula is highly pigmented and enhanced with Vitamin E to nourish your lips and provide long-lasting color. CLICK HERE to view product
Bellapierre Mineral Lipstick: Bellapierre Mineral Lipsticks have been formulated with natural waxes and mineral pigments, iron oxides and antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Our smooth, silky, 100% natural and formula delivers long-lasting nourishing color. The mineral pigments also provide natural protection from the sun. CLICK HERE to view product