If you’re a lover of lipstick, you’re in luck this season. The latest international fashion shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris had one thing to prove - that a bold lip colour is back in a big way. The best part is that there really is a shade to suit everyone, and it’s easier than you think to get in on the trend.
Trend to try: Bold red lipstick
Nothing makes more of a statement than a slick of red lipstick; it’s a colour that symbolises passion, fire and energy - what’s not to love about it? We saw this look countless times at the international shows simply because it’s a colour that goes with almost every outfit combination and can instantly pep up your complexion.
How to wear it: Since this colour is so bold, it’s best to pare back the rest of your makeup. For your complexion, go for a medium to full coverage foundation and concealer to knock out any other redness on your face (you want your lips to stand out as much as possible), and finish with a few lashings of dark mascara (such as Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara) to define your peepers.
Get the look: Turn heads by using Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Love That Red - a bright rouge that complements all skin tones.
Trend to try: Medium pink lipstick
From soft whispers to bolder stamps of the colour, medium pink lipstick proved to be a big hit this spring and summer. We’re sure that this colour will be a staple in your makeup bag this season, and is a beautiful match for pale to medium skin tones.
How to wear it: This lip colour is so versatile, it goes with simple makeup (like a tinted moisturiser achieved with Dior Diorskin Nude BB Crème as well as groomed brows) or you can elevate it with a copper smoky eye.
Get the look: Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Rosedew is not too light and not too dark, and is your best bet for achieving this look at home.
Trend to try: Dark berry lipstick
Nothing packs a punch like a dark lipstick, and a deep berry hue carries the impact of a red lipstick but oozes the added attitude of a burgundy lippie. Designers this season chose this colour to add an edge to their collections, and one thing’s for sure… this colour is not for the faint-hearted.
How to wear it: Makeup is all about balance, so load up your brush with a powder highlighter (such as Tom Ford Illuminating Powder) to illuminate your forehead, cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose to brighten the areas alongside your rich lip shade.
Get the look: Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Bombshell Red is a vampy red that’s equal parts sweet and sexy.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.