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.

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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.

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