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Trend: Red '70s

Trend: Red '70s

A red lip has never gone out of style; from Marilyn Monroe rocking it in the '50s to our very own modern-day Marilyn Gwen Stefani trade marking it today. The catwalk also turns to red time and time again, though MAC make-up hero Terry Barber points out that for Winter 15, the look has been altered slightly.

"It's red grown up, possibly anti-neon, a backlash against neon brights in favour of a proper red," Terry told Cover Media, dubbing this trend 'Red '70s'. "A grown-up red. Dark crimson, terracotta. Red that's not meant to be a screaming statement, it's more of a style statement. Adding brown to red achieves this."

Fashion Weeks all over the world channelled different shades of red back in February for A/W15. New York went biggest with the trend, seen on the Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Kate Spade and Houghton runways. Carolina and Houghton went for deeper, berry shades while Donna Karan and Kate Spade showed off slightly flushed tones.

In Milan Blugirl went vibrant with Emilio Pucci toning things down by using a sexy stain of colour.

Acne Studios in Paris embraced the trend fully, showing off matte lips perfect for this time of year.

"Red lips with pared down skin makes red lips even stronger," Terry said. "Red lips on a natural skin says something very different to red on a very done up skin. Red with a done eye can look quite retro.

"Lip stains - it's taking the red back, a very heightened lip stain. Add balm on top of lip stain, it's very sexy. It's super feminine, super womanly. That's the season."

Terry adds it's a new feeling of boho glamour, with ochre and rust colours especially hitting the mark.

MAC's lipstick in Chili, Rimmel's Lasting Finish Lipstick in Heart Breaker and Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Sunbronze are all winning choices.

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