As we settle into winter, we see the rain begin to fall and the clouds darken our days – BUT it also means the new season trends are starting to emerge! There’s always a silver lining, right?
Lipstick is an absolute beauty essential, and shouldn’t be overlooked in your day-to-day beauty arsenal. Whether it’s cooler shades or warmer, brighter hues or nudes, glossy finishes or matte – there is a formula and colour to suit everyone… and we’re making it our mission to try them all! We’ve been doing our research into what our favourite brands have just released or are just about to, so your lips stay looking hot this season, even when it is freezing cold outside! Pucker up and listen!
Super Lips: More than just your average lipstick…Super Lips is a one-swipe-wonder, here to save your look (and possibly your day!). An intensely pigmented, matte formula that wears like a cream – and still leaves lips feeling moisturised! Finely ground mineral pigments release a light protective film and Vitamin E helps lock moisture into lips to keep them looking fresh for hours. Silicone elastomers and waxes allow a sleek application while providing a long-wearing, kissable suppleness. These will definitely add some punch to your pout!
COLOURS WE LOVE: Glory (nude), Bionic (red) and Destiny (berry), $42 ea – Available Jul 6th
The Matte Lip Collection: On Aug 17th M∙A∙C will expand its offering of this classic suede-like finish with 12 new shades of Matte and Retro Matte Lipsticks. All colours will now be permanent (as some are already a part of the current line, others are re-promotes, and some are brand-spanking new!). These are perfect for girls on the run that don’t have time for touch-ups – they promise a vibrant pop of colour with impressive staying power.
COLOURS WE LOVE: Stone, Dangerous, Studded Kiss and Instigator , $40 ea
Veiled Rouge Collection: These colours glide on easily with a high level of natural shine to give a fresh finish. With their moisturising components they feel light and hydrating – it’s like wearing a lip balm! They only provide a subtle wash of colour but are buildable.
COLOURS WE LOVE: Sloe, Orangerie and Rosalie, $51 ea
Oh My Gloss!: Love the look of gloss, but hate the tacky feel on your lips? Try these non-sticky must-haves from Rimmel, featuring their gloss lock’ technology with argan oil and vitamin E for maximum comfort. The formula delivers up to 6 hours of colour, shine and vibrancy, so you don’t have to worry. Available in 6 juicy new shades.
COLOURS WE LOVE: Love Bug #100, Glossaholic #150, Pin Up #190, Snog #330, Ooh La La #500 and Crystal Clear #800 – Available June.
Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick: This winter help to intensify, sculpt and hydrate your lips easily. These lippy’s have a bold range of colours to make your pout stand out and they leave a creamy, smooth and moisturised finish. No lipliner required!
COLOURS WE LOVE: Infamous, Irresistible, Decadent, Insatiable Ivory, $59 ea
Pop Primer and Lip Colour: These are a refreshing new take on combining a smoothing primer with a bold lip colour in one. With 15 bright, fun shades to choose from these also condition your lips for up to 8 hours and have a long-wearing finish that doesn’t fade as the day goes on. They’re also allergy tested and 100% fragrance free.
COLOURS WE LOVE: Wow Pop, Punch Pop, Berry pop, $46 ea