Pillarbox red; vampy oxblood; Barbie pink; and even brown, SS16 is all about the colour pop. Spring is finally knocking at the door, with bright skies and blooming flowers brightening up our moods and make-up bags. After a winter of deep and heavy shades a quick coat of crimson will lift your look and your mood. This week we chart our favourite lip looks fresh from the catwalks and the sticks to help you get the look.
Race neutral brand FACE atelier is a make-up artist favourite and best selling ethical brand. These nourishing lipsticks have only essential ingredients which soften and perfect your lips but it provides day-long coverage and is so pure you can even sleep in it. www.faceatelier.com
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From the flowers adorning the dresses, to the jewels and patterns in the models' hair, flowers were everywhere on the Dolce & Gabbana runway in Milan for spring/summer 2016. To really get the message across the girls lips were painted in bright, eye catching shades or rose, ruby and baby pink. Our favourite has got to be the 'Rose' shade: perfectly opaque, this bright but girly shade envelops your lips in an intense, vivid and full-bodied colour. Perfect for spring and selfies. www.dolcegabbana.com/beauty
MAC took its inspiration for its Spring 2016 line from the catwalks of New York, in particular Marchesa. The bridal brand showcased their fluffy, fairy-tale gowns back in September, encouraging every girl to swoon for a proposal. Make-up master Gucci Westman also painted the models’ lips with a bright, Barbie pink to really make the gowns. www.maccosmetics.com
Brown lipstick is back and its better than ever. At the Kenzo SS16 show the models sauntered down the runway in one of the most daring looks of the season. Sending the retro brights into a new dimension was the golden brown shades applied to all the models’ lips. Blame the new 90s trends or the acknowledgment of the need for shades for all skin tones, this chocolate tasting trend is here to stay. Our favourite is Urban Decay’s milk-chocolate hue, Temper. www.urbandecay.com
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Burberry’s Oxblood lipstick is a super-dark red with a semi-matte finish. Not convinced this shade is for anything other than deepest, darkest winter? Just take a peek at the Burberry Prorsum SS16 show in London, models offset the patterns and lace with a moody pouty mouth, giving a stronger edge to a usually feminine, floral season. Follow Burberry make-up artist Wendy Rowe’s lead and keep the rest of your make-up fresh and simple. www.burberry.com/beauty