We may be well into the swing of Summer, but there’s one Winter trend that just won’t quit — the sexy, dark, dangerous lip look. Dramatic description? It may well be, but a makeup craze this good deserves a bit of extra attention. There’s something so mysterious and luxe about slicking dark red, purple or berry-hued colours across your lips — it’s the easiest way to make like a modern femme fatale and knock the socks off anyone who stands in your way. As these celebrities beautifully exhibit, there are so many ways to interpret the trend. No matter your complexion and hair colour, there’s a version in here that you can take and make your own this season. Because while we love a bright, light lip for long lunches in Summer, there’s nothing quite like a vampy vibe to carry you through the balmy nights.
Trends may come and go, but real classic beauty will never fade — and that’s why we’ll never, ever tire of seeing creamy nude lips on the mouths of our favourite celebrities. The thing about “nude” is that the colour actually encompasses hundreds of different shades. Just like everyone in the world has slightly different skin colours, we all also present a slightly different colour when we leave our lips bare or coat them with a matching lipstick. Jessica Alba, for example — her nude is a light berry shade, while Diane Kruger’s natural colour is a pale and creamy shade. Miranda Kerr has a hint of pale pink to her lips, while Jennifer Hawkins has the lightest berry undertone. Whichever look you’re going for, you can take inspiration from the celebrities in this gallery. Sure, they like their bright pinks and oranges, too — but paring things back never looked so good.
Getting this fresh-faced look is easy to copy. Dab on some BB cream for a glowing complexion, then opt for a cream blush to give your skin that lit-from-within glow. While the rosy pink lipstick is the focus of this look, don’t forget to enhance your eyes with a sparkling grey smoky eye and lengthening mascara for fluttery lashes. Shop our picks below!
As much as everyone loves red lipstick, they say a change is as good as a holiday. And when it comes to our makeup regimes, we’re totally ready for the Summer holidays — so why not get into the spirit faster with orange or pink lipstick? As these celebrities show, there’s no end to the shades you can try, and there’s no skin tone that the punchy, popping colours won’t suit. We’ve rounded up some of the best orange and pink lipsticks you can buy, now flick through and see how your favourite stars wear them. Summer’s a-comin’!