From full reds and juicy plums to more subtle neutral tones, lips are taking centre stage this Autumn and we at L’Onglex have had no choice but to ditch the gloss and pucker up with some of our favourites. It’s been a shaky transition but after lots of pouting and preening we’ve found our three must have shades and how to wear them.
Anything goes with red lipstick this season, the trend has been seen swaggering down the catwalks of Dior and D&G and has been teamed with everything from kaleidoscopic eyes to more muted features.When it comes to finding the perfect shade, the trick is to choose a red that’s two shades darker than your natural lip colour and line lips with a similar colour lip pencil at the end for a sharply blended finish.
L’Onglex loves – Everyone from Rimmel to Chanel is rolling out a shade so there’s a colour or two for every skin tone. Our pick of the pack is Rouge Prodige from Clarins. Part of the Barocco Festive Collection (which we featured last week), this shade is long wearing and perfectly builds brilliantly. Team with neutral eyes and defined brows for a full on statement finish.
With plum lips featuring heavily in the Autumn collections channelling your inner goth has never been so chic. Perfect for creating a sultry evening look team plum lips with dark eyes for full on glamour or let lips do all the talking and pair with more neutral tones. Just make sure to line lips, prime and brush apply to avoid bleeding.
L’Onglex loves - Mac’s Frost Lipstick in Blackcurrant has given our lips a sultry twist and seeing as the colour takes two or three layers to get the perfect shade, the perfect colour can be built up gradually.
Those of you shunning bold lips in favour of creative eyes can still get a lip fix with some of the more natural pastel shades due to hit stands. Neutral beige, light powder pinks and hardly there reds mean that lips can be perfectly defined without being overpowering.
Exfoliating lips before application is a must for natural shades and as well as an even finish nude shades that compliment skin tone will help avoid that pale look. Pinks and peaches look best on fair skin while warm beige and bronze tones work with more olive skin tones. Look out for caramel-toned nudes and warm beige’s and if you’re really dark make a grab for taupes, browns or coffee shades.
L’Onglex loves – Enticing us this season is the new Lasting Finish lipstick from Rimmel in Asia. The light pink tones make this lippy great for day wear with the added bonus of being bold enough to be worn with a full on smokey eye for evening looks.