Four must-try lip trends for the new season

Switch up your shade and give your pout a boost with these latest lip trends.

Long-lasting liquid

Liquid lipstick is the flavour of the month, with a variety of long-lasting and affordable formulations on the market.

We like: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in #820 Heartbeat, and Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip in Orange Shot.

Pencil it in

A quality lip liner is crucial for achieving everything from a crisp finish to added definition and dimension.

You can apply a lip liner over the entire lip for added longevity or just outline the lip perimeter to add shadow and/or over-line your lip.

We like: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Shaping Liner in Pink Coral.

Back to brown

Switch up your lip shade and sport something other than a basic pinky nude. If you thought tawny, brown lip shades were just a short-lived 1990s revival, think again. The trend is here to stay and is not nearly as intimidating as it looks.

If you’re pale and afraid of looking gothic, stick to warm nude tones with a hint of beige or peach.

We like: Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks in Purely Nude, L’Oreal Infallible 2-Step Lipstick in 113 Invincible Sable, and Revlon Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Private Viewing.

Those with deeper skin tones should gravitate to warm browns, specifically chocolate and reddish colours.

We like: L’Oreal Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick in 640 Erotique, Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Matte 660 in Touch of Spice, and Revlon Ultra High Definition Matte Lip Color in Addiction.

Medium skin tones suit tawny, cooler toned browns.

We like: W7 Mattnificent Lipstick in Lady LuckMaybelline Color Sensational Lip Matte 655 in Daringly Nude, and L’Oreal Infallible Lip Pain in 210 Dead Lips.

Go gloss

This season sees the return of the glassy-finish gloss, sported either on top of a lipstick or alone to enhance your natural lip colour. If you prefer not to get you hair caught in gloss, matte lipstick remains a perennial favourite.

We like: Rimmel Oh My Gloss in Crystal Clear, L’Oreal Infallible Lip Gloss in 504 My Sky Is The Limit, and Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Rosy Future.


Written by Charlotte Brundrett