Fact: lipstick is fun. It can lift not only the features on your face, but your mood as well. And as much as we loved get all dark and mysterious in Winter, it's time to bust out the brights. But just two colours in particular — pink and orange. While there's no hard and fast rules for shade, fuchsia and tangerine steal the show this season. We've got your ultimate Spring lipstick wardrobe sorted (covering all finishes), just click to buy then get ready to stand out!
Even though it is really hard to spell, fuchsia is the colour of the new season and if you're not keen on wearing it on your body, it's time to paint those lips. A feminine colour that suits many skin tones (in fact most!), fuchsia lipstick will brighten your complexion and make your teeth look whiter. Often categorised as a shade of pink, fuchsia is actually borne out of mixing blue and red and is closer to a shade of purple. It's also commonly called magenta. Enough trivia, though, shop the trend!
When we find a red lipstick we like, it's definitely a beauty moment. Wearing the classic colour is the easiest way to sharpen your beauty look, and this one from Ck One Color has become a firm favourite. Things like texture, taste, ease of application and pigment are high on our red lipstick must-have list, and Ck One Pure Color Lipstick in Vinyl ($35), ticks all the boxes. It is part of the brand's Dark Matter collection, and has a semi-matte finish with an almost golden sheen. We've eaten a three course lunch with this lipstick on, and it didn't budge. Not one bit.
So you know we're going a little loco on the Australiana theme this week — but what better time to celebrate all that is great about Aussie celebs and products made Down Under than the lead-up to Australia Day? We always look forward to events like the Logies and any Australian film premiere, because we get to see stars including Jodi Gordon, Lara Bingle and Rose Byrne flexing their makeup muscles. We asked the Sugar eds to pick their all-time favourite Australian beauty moment; plus the product they'll be purchasing to get thy look at home.
Having a fresh face doesn't mean that you have to leave off the lipstick. Bold, brilliant lip colours were all over the runways at shows like Jason Wu, Christian Dior, and Anna Sui. In this video, David Hernandez, Pro Educator for Make Up For Ever, shows us what it takes to create a clean, on-trend look with a pop of colour.
Today marks the date 12/12/12, and what better way to celebrate than with our top 12 party-ready lipstick picks? A bright lip is a bit of a commitment, so be sure to keep everything else relatively low-key in the makeup department. We love a matte, bright lip with very full lashes and nude eyeshadow, for example, because it's a look that's both office Christmas party and girls night out appropriate. If you want your loud lips to stay put through more than one champagne, be sure to exfoliate and moisturise with balm, and then go in with a similar-coloured lip liner all over the lip before applying lipstick. Ready for our top 12?
The party season is in full swing and let us just say, it's a feast of bright lips and perfect manis. We love a good lesson in beauty maths, and today's schooling is on party lip and nail combos. Sometimes the most unlikely colours can look pretty breathtaking together, and we've got five options we think you'll love.