How to wear statement lip colour

JULIE ROULSTON
Last updated 12:27 27/03/2013
Fairfax NZ

M.A.C make up artist Amy Sprott-Smith shows how to apply this season's wow-factor lip colours.

Share your best beauty trick

Share your stories, photos and videos.
Napoleon DeVine Goddess Lipstick 'Electra' ($42)
Napoleon DeVine Goddess Lipstick 'Electra' ($42): Siobhan Kelly, makeup artist and core creative member for Napoleon Perdis, suggests you look for 'extras' like antioxidant ingredients in your lipstick, to protect your pout.

Related Links

Making your lipstick last Red lipstick is a must for Scarlett Taking the lipstick bold and beautiful

Relevant offers

Makeup & Skincare

Gluten-free beauty products... say what? In My Beauty Bag: Emily Trenberth Sunday loves: eye creams When lips become cartoon characters In my beauty bag: Marianne Welch How to master this Korean beauty secret This week we're obsessed with When contouring goes horribly wrong The lowdown on beauty buzzwords This week we're obsessed with

From Marilyn Monroe to Betty Boop, from Angelina Jolie to Scarlet Johansson to our own Kimbra - they all know the power of a statement lip.

Bold lip colour can be your secret weapon, too.  Pinks with punch and sassy reds can be the finishing touch your outfit requires - there is no easier way to transform a look from ordinary to fabulously on-trend.

Due to international production cycles, some of the big brands release what are originally northern hemisphere spring/summer colours in our cooler season.  You may be offered 'summer' lipcolour - say, coral -  to wear with winter garments in navy or the like.  Fortunately, it usually works a treat. You're channelling the zeitgeist, not the weather.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How much makeup do you wear?

Just the basics: moisturiser, mascara, lippy.

The works: foundation, concealer, highlighter, bronzer - there's no room to list it all.

Nothing - what's the point?

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content