Just because the warm summer months are now a distant memory to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it doesn’t mean that your wardrobe should reflect the dull, damp weather. Incorporating a bright, bold lip into your outfit this winter is the perfect way to brighten and enhance your AW14 wardrobe. But most importantly, it’s the perfect way to vamp up your outfit without compromising on this season’s must-have trends.
After being blown away by the bold make up look for AW14, one item I will certainly be adding to my make up bag is a bold red satin finish lipstick – in as many shades as I can get my hands on!
From blue tone reds to orange, ruby and scarlet shades, red lipstick has become a beauty box staple for a wealth of high profile celebrities and the fashion elite. Rita Ora and fashion icon, Alexa Chung have all been spotted sporting a bold red lip and, as the festive season fast approaches, red is set to be the only colour you need to inject a subtle yet high impact hint of glamour into your outfit. Of course, it’s also been spotted on many fashion runways the world over.
Teamed with porcelain skin, and brushed brows, the look is simple to re-create and is set to be one of this winter’s biggest hits. Both designer brands and high street stores have been quick to jump on the bandwagon, offering a selection of shades and finishes. Whether you choose Chanel’s seductive deep red option or No.7 at Boots’ ingenious lipstick matching service, you will not be disappointed with the choice available.
The key to successfully achieving this high impact look is to adopt the ethos that less is more. Combining your red lip with black mascara and a dramatic liner is the perfect way to create an eye catching, ready to party look this season. Above all, it’s vital that you find the right shade of red to complement your skin tone. If you’re not sure, the best thing to do is to ask a representative at the beauty counter you decide to use.
So what are you waiting for? Go forth and brighten your winter wardrobe.