2017 is officially here, what better time to mix it up with a new weather-ready lip look? We winterise our skin care and foundation to keep our skin healthy and hydrated, and it’s important to do the same thing for your lips. When shopping for a new lip shade, look for formulas with hydrating textures, indicated with words such as satin, creamy, velvet, luxe, or nourishing. Avoid long-wear, matte, frosty, high gloss, and metallic formulas, all of which can dry skin out.
With a multitude of lip textures and finishes to choose from, it’s super easy to find a shade with the texture, colour and finish you desire. But brace yourself: the matte lippie you adored last summer may look dry and flaky in the winter, while the creamy colour that slid off of your lips in the humidity may be just the ticket for wind-chapped winter lips.
Here are 2 lip trends that will keep your lips looking as good as they feel.
The Cashmere Lip
Just like a cashmere sweater, the look is understated yet luxurious—a lush lip in an elegant hue.
Get the Look: Line lips with a lip liner that matches your natural lip colour (or slightly deeper), and use your lip blur brush to blend into skin for a soft finish. Then, take a muted rose or mauve lipstick and apply directly from the tube onto the centre of your lips, using your lip brush to blend pigment along the lip line. Blot lips with a tissue and re-apply until lips are fully saturated with colour.
The Undone Lip
This style is all about a natural flush of colour with soft edges, rather than a precise crisp line. Press lip colour into the lips for a worn-in effect that looks effortless.
Get the Look: Smooth lip shade over the lips directly from the tube and press lips together firmly several times, working the pigment and moisturising ingredients into the skin. Take a tissue or cloth and lightly wipe off the excess lipstick to reveal a stained lip. Reapply pigment to the centre of lips and use your lip blur brush to pull pigment out to the lip line so the colour fades gradually from the centre out. Roll lips inward (so lips can’t be seen) then run your setting brush with a touch of pressed powder over the lip area. The powder will prevent colour from bleeding and give the perimeter of lips that undone feel.