With the warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to ditch those darker lip colours in favour of summer-ready shades. We’re not suggesting that you retire red, burgundy and purple colours altogether, but rather swap them for lighter shades that look perfect with a warm summer glow.
Who doesn’t love a bright orange lip? Pack away that matte red shade in favour of a shimmery orange lipstick instead. Orange actually suits all skin tones and doesn’t create the illusion of yellow teeth (unlike a blue-toned red lipstick).
Fair: Nars Lipstick in Casablanca, $35
Olive: Lancome Rouge in Love (146B), $47
Dark: Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral, $36
A bright coral lip looks amazing on olive skin, especially if you’re going for a dewy, fresh look to the face. Use a glossy lip colour which stays on for hours without a need for a constant touch-up.
1. Fair: Lancome Rouge in Love (106m), $47
2. Olive: Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Coral Delight, $27
3. Dark: Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil #6 (Papa Don’t Peach), $49
Give your lips a pop of sheen with a nude lipstick this summer season. The formula is rich, creamy and really easy to apply – even if you don’t have a mirror! Depending on your skin tone, go for a darker shade if you’re pale, and a lighter, glossier shade if you have darker skin.
Fair: Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Walk of Shame, $32
Olive: Lipstick Queen Lipstick Sinner in Sinner Peachy Nude, $27
Dark: By Terry Rouge Terrybly in No.100 Terrybly Nude, $66
Bring a vibrant pop of colour to your makeup with a bright lip in fuchsia. It works well for all skin tones and is suitable to wear both day and night. To create a subtle sheen, combine with a translucent lip cream for a bright lip during the day.
Fair: Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Fever, $39
Olive: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Matte Fuchsia Flash, $27
Dark: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick in No. 8 Fetish Pink, $55
A stunning, peachy lipstick is a handbag essential during the warmer months, purely because it complements all skin tones! Apply it as a cheek stain for a subtle pop of colour, or over the cheekbone as a shimmery highlight.
Fair: MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Peachstock, $36
Olive: Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Fawn, $39
Dark: BareMinerals Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Dream Big, $26
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