Saturday 20 January 2018

Trendwatch: Pink lips

Hideously bright pinks as seen at Diane Von Fustenberg. Image courtesy of MAC cosmetics
Hideously bright pinks as seen at Diane Von Fustenberg. Image courtesy of MAC cosmetics
Chanel Mythic Rouge Allure lipstick

Sinead Van Kampen

The beauty gods have spoken and this year lips are pink.. Who are we to argue? There are three ways of wearing pink lips this season. Soft, bright and hideously bright. Unless you are absolutely sure about the last one, don't leave the house until you've asked for a second opinion.

Soft Pinks

Wear baby pinks and nude pinks with neutral eyes and feminine daywear and as with anything pink, try before you buy. Even the most gorgeous shades can look terrible on, so it will save you having to redo all your good work in a hurry. Beloved by Jessica Biel, Heidi Klum and Jessica Alba, for the softest of pinks try Chanel's Mythic Rouge Allure lipstick - perfect for lighter skin tones.

Bright Pinks

Seen at Jil Sander and Diane Von Fustenberg these are anything from baby pink to lilac pink, but despite the colour work in a less muted way. For light to medium skin tones try MAC's lipstick in Angel. For a warmer, candy pink that works for deeper skin tones, try MAC lipstick in Lovelorn. A soft lip line works best so keep the cotton buds handy.

Hideously Bright Pinks

To work the HBP's you will need a desire to be noticed in the dark. Think neon pinks, candy floss pink, in fact, just think pink. Apply lipstick with a flat eyeshadow brush for texture and simply wait till the boys wink.

And finally

Now that we know what works, it might be as well to know what doesn't. Soft pink with knitwear will make you look like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Bright pink with this season's neon trend will make you look like Vicky Pollard. Mistakes of this nature cannot be rectified once tagged on Facebook, so approach with extreme caution!

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