“It’s a slightly cartoony lip,” said Dick Page of the striking red mouth at the Acne Studio show in Paris. Page, Shiseido’s long- running artistic director of makeup, custom mixed the rich cherry colour using the brand’s Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Dragon Red and a bright-red lab sample. Red, from carmine to crimson, was ubiquitous on the spring runways and had an edgy feel to its application. McGrath, global creative design director for CoverGirl, created “back-lit” lips at Miu Miu using a burgundy pencil and poppy lipstick. Her inspiration? The English street girls of the ’70s with a tough attitude.
Clockwise, from top left: CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Red
Rouge ($12); Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in Lava Pop ($23);
Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood ($38); Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Dragon ($32); CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Amazing Auburn ($12). For details,
see Shopping Guide.