When it comes to the red carpet (and real life), a pop of colour on your lips gets you noticed – for the right reasons. We asked Elizabeth Arden’s Celebrity National Makeup Artist, Lucoh Mhlongo, to reveal the trends we’ll be wearing this season and easy ways to pull them off.
The hot new shades
Pick your texture
Stock your kit
Make sure you have a good lip conditioner, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, a sharpener and of course a small mirror for touch-ups on the go.
Exfoliate your lips regularly to remove dead skin. Then pamper them with a good lip conditioner. Wear it when you’re at home, before you sleep and when you’re not wearing any lipstick. It’s all about maintaining moisture. TRY Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm (R255).
Lip liner know-how
Use a lip liner all over your lip to help you maintain your lip colour. If you have thin lips, be cautious not to overline too much – just ever so slightly over your lip line so that it still looks natural. Make sure to blend the line so that it doesn’t look like a harsh outline. If you’re creative, use your lip liner to create an ombré effect. Or, use your liner as your lip colour and dab a gloss on top. Go for Elizabeth Arden Plump Up Lip Liner in Fire Red (R225).
For more beauty inspiration check out the spring trends to try today here!