Lipstick is back and in full force!
Since 2011, it has been making its presence felt again and the forecast for 2012 is that the nudes are slowly diminishing. We can now expect to see very defined lips in bolder shades of reds, pinks, plums, burgundies and – a major favourite – orange.
Although people are mainly aware of lipsticks in two supposed categories – matte and glossy – the new preferred look borders on a semi-matte version that contains the best of both worlds. It has the long wear of a true matte lipstick with the bonus of nourishing ingredients to moisturize the lips.
Let’s take a quick look at the colours that are in season:
Reds and Burgundies
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The reds that are ‘in’ range from shocking reds to the deepest berry shades. It’s a great accompaniment to other neutral shades such as greys and charcoals. I’ve even noticed that brides are becoming a little more adventurous and are willing to try out the shade of red that best matches their skin tone.
To wear a brighter shade of red, you can always tone it down with a flesh-toned colour pencil such as brown or nude. Heavy coats of mascara and a light application of a neutral shimmery eyeshadow look perfect with this lip.
Pink Family – Pinks and Purple
This was always viewed as a safe colour especially as the nudes were at the height of popularity in 2010 & 2011. They could have been paired with almost anything and still be flattering. Now, pinks are much bolder to the point of being fluorescent. Purple is also peeking out here as a quick favourite.
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To pull off this look beautifully, the skin must be nicely evened out with foundation and a soft application of a deeper shade of pink or purple blush to complement. You can play with eye colour here; however, make sure to use only one shade, so it’s not overpowering.
This is an unusual yet refreshing shade that works with a lot of skin tones. It was a huge trend in 2011 and is continuing into 2012. Every woman should have an orange shade of lipstick in her makeup kit, as it brightens up the skin and creates a flattering glow. My favourite colours are burnt orange, neon and golden orange.
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As the orange shade is dominant, it’s best to use minimal makeup for the rest of the face.
The beauty season is off to an incredible start and you can look forward to continuing articles on makeup trends with a specific focus on looks for carnival fetes and events!
Dixie-Ann John is a professionally trained makeup artist who specializes in airbrush makeup artistry. Catch her on CFstyle.com every month with tips and tricks on makeup application for you to use at home!
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