Say hello to spring lips
All women know that a slick of lipstick is one of the quickest ways to update a look. Apart from anything a new tube of colour doesn't have to break the bank if you are a savvy shopper, but you do need to know what shade to go for to look ahead of the pack. Luckily we have the lowdown on how to look bang on trend for Spring/Summer 15.
"Bright juicy tropical lips, red lips wine and barely-there lips with a slick of clear gloss are key for this season," Britain's Got Talent make-up artist Julia Carta told Cover Media. "The Spring/Summer 15 catwalk also saw plum lips for an even bolder statement. But lips are more matte, especially for metallics, with more of a natural sheen rather than a full on lipgloss."
This was echoed by The Beauty Academy's Sharon Mayes, who advised choosing a shade of red, orange, coral or pink to avoid blending in with the crowd.
Sound a bit scary? Don't worry, we have you covered. International make-up artist Maria Papadopoulou believes toning things down is equally as edgy this season. In fact, she believes women with a muted pout are the ones to watch as the summer months roll on.
"Lips are nude in beige or beige/pink, inspired by the 90s, in a satin or glossy finish," she advised. "There is the occasional lip statement that is indeed an understatement, as the lips are mostly stained instead of being fully dressed, in coral, bright pink or red."
If you still need some convincing that orange and coral are where it's at, Jane Iredale's brand manager and head make-up artist Danielle Bookatz is in complete agreement. She also backs Maria by explaining a more natural approach is the way forward, suggesting a way to make it work for day and night too.
"Jane Iredale’s new Forever Peach is an all-natural lip and cheek stain that adjusts to your own chemistry, for an irresistible shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone," she said. "The colour will intensify the more you apply, so keep application soft and subtle during the day and layer it on at night for a bolder finish. Pair with luminous skin and swish of eyeliner to create a bright, ‘tropical’ look that’s sure to stand out."