Thanks summer, that was a blast. But now the tan's fading, it's time to stow your peachy glosses and bright pink lippies and welcome in a different colour palette. New season, new make-up.
Hurrah! AW14 is the make-up lover’s season. Rich smoky eye pencils, rosy powder blushers, lashings of lashes and best of all, full-on lipsticks.
This season’s lip colours are a country affair with tones all straight the hedgerow. From vibrant redcurrants through to intense blackberries, there’s a shade for everyone. No exceptions.
BLACK CHERRY GLAZE
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry, £7.49
A dark, juicy red that if you’ve got pale skin and sleek hair, will look killer. It won’t play nicely with any redness in your skin so make sure your foundation is well buffed in and imperfections concealed. Team it with plain skin and minimal eye make-up.
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Rita, £24
A statement scarlet that will hold its own against the smokiest of eyes and brings pure glamour to a drab day. Suits any skintone, just apply lipliner first to get a precision shape.
HAWTHORN BERRY HOTNESS
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche in Eva’s Pure Red, £6.99
A burnished red with a creamy finish to sit smoothly on winter lips. Like the lady it’s named after, it’s the perfect shade for cool olive skin tones. Switch to brown mascara and eyeliner for complementary shades.
DAMSON IN DISRESS
Mac Matte Lipstick in Fashion Revival, £15.50
Straight from the backstage kits into our make-up bags, this catwalk darling looked incredible on the black models. The matte finish makes it a stamp of colour that doesn’t leave your lips until you want it to.
Chanel Rouge Allure in Foudroyante (148), £26
A nightime seductive shade only for paring with an LBD and sky high heels. The hint of shimmer makes lips look fuller and more pronounced, so keep it sheer with just one coat.
Clinique Long Last Lipstick Soft Matte in Crimson, £18
A low-key red pinky red that’s an adaptable sort for when it’s not time to go statement. Rub your ring finger in the bullet and push the pigment into your lips like a subtle stain and build it to the colour you want.