Summer is finally here, which means it’s fair for you to start switching out your beauty routine. A slick of lipstick feels like an easy way to make a summer beauty statement – but exactly how much of a statement you make depends on the colour you choose.
From classic shades, brights, and subtle hues, to interesting textures and finishes, in 2016, there truly is a lip product out there for every taste.
Gold is unconventional, yes, but there’s no denying it was a talking point at the spring/summer 2016 shows. Try it if you dare.
The orange-brown hue custom-created by Lynsey Alexander at Kenzo is a tricky one to pull off, but when it works, itreally works.
Is this the perfect peach-toned nude? It’s a mixture of MAC’s Freckletone and Ravishing lipsticks, if you want to recreate it.
Classic nude and nothing more – a perennial crowd-pleaser.
If you’re not already addicted to Dior’s Lip Glow, surely this will persuade you. The perfect pink-tinged balm (and it smells like sweets).
Matt, petal-stained lips – is there anything prettier?
If you’re not much of a lipstick-wearer, opt for a blush pink close to your natural lip colour. Nothing too intimidating, but it adds a bit of polish to your look.
Dolce & Gabbana
At Dolce & Gabbana, Pat McGrath created custom shades for each model by mixing several different lipsticks. We love this near-neon coral.
Bold, stamped-on red never goes out of style. Choose an orange-red hue if you’ve got an olive-toned complexion.
If you’re a purist, nothing but a slick of carefully-applied pillarbox red will do. Classic and enduring.
High-shine Coca-Cola red looks modern and daring for summer. Take your cues from make-up artist Aaron de Mey at Nina Ricci, and layer red gloss over red lipstick for a double colour hit.
Who says dark colours are only for winter? Burberry’s models rocked matt aubergine lips with pride at the spring/summer 2016 shows – and so should you.