In living colour
There’s something about fall that makes lipstick suddenly feel right again. Witness the chunky knit layers at Marc Jacobs, the clunky modern shoes and oversized bags at Louis Vuitton and the architectural constructs of Balenciaga. This kind of sophisticated gear is calling for a rich, full-coverage lip accent. Don’t even bring those thinly veiled lip glosses around your new cape jacket and pencil skirt this season. Deeper, darker and more refined is where it’s at.
Matte pastel posh
It’s so easy: Use a lip pencil with silicone additives for comfort and glide all over or apply your fave matte lipstick.
Suitable companions: Healthy eyebrows and thickening mascara. Avoid wearing colour anywhere else—you’ll appear more garish than great.
Seen at: Paco Rabanne
It’s so easy: Start with a nude lipliner, then apply a creamy coffee lipstick with a lip brush. Pat off the excess with your fingers.
Suitable companions: Satin brown textures on the eyes pull the look together. It’s polished and professional for work, updated to wow.
Seen at: Cacharel
It’s so easy: Use a lip brush to place a wee bit on the bow of your lips to give them extra oomph.
Suitable companions: Avoid highlighting products since your lips are already shimmering. Black liquid eyeliner and matte skin ground this pop sensation.
Seen at: Matthew Williamson
It’s so easy: Apply a sheer layer of concealer over your lips before tapping on colour from the tube; it’s a trick that highlights the edges of your lip, with a plumping effect sans the sting of lip plumpers.
Suitable companions: A smoky eyeshadow works, but lighten up to taupe for the office.
Seen at: Michael Kors
It’s so easy: Define your lips with a lipliner, then fill them in completely. Next, apply the lipstick, then tap the colour with your fingers to soften the edges.
Suitable companion: Wear your hair down for a modern take or in a chignon for evening.
Seen at: Thakoon
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