Lipstick ruled the summer 2016 catwalks, and the message was clear: a full wardrobe of lip shades is a must this season, to carry you from bronzed-up beach babe to best-dressed wedding guest. We’ve rounded up the 6 essential hues that will have you covered for every event.
And the bonus? Every one of these lip colours will keep mouths moisturised as the temperatures rise.
A beach-ready red
The beach is the perfect place to embrace bare skin (and SPF!), so skip foundation and turn to another secret weapon for a sun-kissed glow: a glossy, red lipstick. A sheer but punchy red can make your whole face appear more tanned, and the injection of shine lends a sparkle to teeth and the whites of eyes, so you look healthy and fresh. What more could a bronze goddess need?
A sweat-proof peach
Who says you can’t wear makeup when you hit the tennis court? Get your game face on with a hint of a peachy tint that’s low-maintenance and enhances your natural features. Opting for something soft and glossy will nail that no makeup-makeup look, while the shine will complement your flushed cheeks.
A summer-nights statement
The catwalk has spoken, and full colour, berry lips are well and truly back for summer. A plump moisturizing plum is on-point for all of the sultry summer nights out ahead, and your get-glam mantra should be ‘the bolder, the better’. As an added bonus, the richness of the colour on your lips will make your skin look clearer and brighter.
A wedding-perfect pink
Whether you’re the bride or the best-dressed guest, you’ll want to channel the wedding’s romantic mood. Our top tip? Go for a soft, petal-like, pink pout and some champagne shimmer on your eyes. A sheer, rosy lipstick with a touch of gloss is suitably pretty and polished, plus it’s totally foolproof, so you can top it up without needing to track a mirror down.
A barbecue-friendly buff
You can still wear lipstick to a barbecue – promise. Opt for a sheer, buff hue that you can chat up and chow down in all day, and team it with a trace of liner around your eyes. The best thing about nude lips is that they transition well from AM to PM, so if the party turns into an all-nighter your pout will be ready for anything.
A festival-bright fuchsia
This is your chance to go all-out. Tuck the nudes away for festival weekend, and pull out a fuchsia lipstick that will get you noticed in the crowd. A full colour finish will give you that bold effect that’s so on trend this summer, while a dose of moisture will ensure your pout feels comfortable all day. See you at the main stage!
Now, get ready for a summer full of well-dressed lips - no matter what you’re doing! Get your lipstick right, and the rest of your stylish look will flow.