Stay on Top… Lips

The winter trend is for matte pink and berry stains to replace painted lips; and autumn’s ox-blood has paved the way for maroon in winter. Pink-based, matte lips go well with cool skin tones.

Whether you’ve got a natural or smokey eye, if you are simply after definition go for glossy nude lips which was a popular option with make-up artists this Winter. For more even-toned lips opt for a nude lipstick.

Diffused lips in berry, petal and fuchsia were popular at Marni and Dior with the colour diffusing from the inside of the lips outwards.

Bright and Bold: It can’t get more glamorous than a classic red or a garnet-tinged red as seen at the Dolce & Gabbana shows. Blend  at the lipline for a romantic finish. Marc Jacobs went for a glossy pin-up style in classic red.

90’s lips in dark colours as seen at Zac Posen and Vera Wang. Give this retro style a modern twist by keeping the rest of the face natural, even skipping the mascara – and avoid the chalky, goth skin, rather, a dash of bronze or illuminator will give skin a healthy glow. Darker skins can carry off a gloss or frost over the lippy for an even more severe look.