With all of the new lipstick shades and color trends that make an appearance in fashion magazines each and every month, there are five consistent colors that will always be in style. They are (in no specific order):
- Cherry Red
- Hot Pink
NUDE: This should be one level darker than your natural lips to create a subtle contrast. For fair skin use rosey hues to bring warmth, peachy beiges to play up medium tones, and more coppery shades to make darker complexions sparkle.
CHERRY RED: Trace around lips with a matching pencil liner to create a polished, symmetrical look, and then swipe on two coats of lipstick. Berry reds flatter fair skin, a true red works great on medium tones, and a deeper orangey rouge pops on darker complexions.
HOT PINK: Apply lipstick directly from the tube, starting from the outer corners of your mouth and in toward the center of the lips which prevents you from going beyond your mouth’s natural borders. The deeper your skin tone, the darker the shade of pink you should use. **Hot pink lipstick pairs nicely with bronzer and very well with smokey eyes.
CORAL: Coral colors add a nice glow to your skin and for a maximum effect, make sure the application is ultraprecise. Fair skin tones should use rosy corals, medium complexions should try vibrant melon hues, and darker skin tones look best with a gold-flecked version.
BURGUNDY: Dark lipstick makes a very strong statement but can also be very glamorous. Burgundy is best applied either straight from the tube or with a pencil, but do NOT use a matching lip liner with it. Purple-based ports look great on fair skin, berries with slight brown undertones will pop against medium complexions, and shimmery wines will stand out on darker tones. If you find the shade to be a bit dark for your liking, swipe on a clear lip balm first before applying the lipstick to cut the intensity of the color.