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The trend: Hot lips did all the talk­ing at New York and Lon­don Fash­ion Weeks, with prepped, primed and painted pouts in ev­ery hue – from vi­brant ver­mil­ion to tangy tan­ger­ine – steal­ing the shows.

Seen at: House of Hol­land, where make-up artist Lu­cia Pica cre­ated co­quet­tish Mex­i­can chiq­ui­tas with a siz­zling ma­genta mouth lightly lined in beetroot-red. “It’s not a de­fined lip, it’s a bit smudged around the edges,” ex­plains Lu­cia. At Prabal Gu­rung, the look was plain and pared­down – al­most man­nequin­like – with stark, neon pouts. “It’s a retro-fluro pas­tel lip,” says make-up artist Char­lotte Til­bury. Mean­while at Gucci, Char­lotte Willer ap­plied a bright red-orange shade that was ‘mat­ted off’ with a fin­ger and then fin­ished with smudged edges to give it a New Yorker vibe.

How to:

1. Start by ex­fo­li­at­ing your lips us­ing a blend of honey and su­gar to scrub off any dead skin. 2. Ap­ply a clear lip balm to keep lips hy­drated. 3. Ap­ply a lip primer to help colour ad­here and then out­line your pout with a lip liner, prefer­ably one that will stop your lip­stick from feath­er­ing. 4. Ap­ply the lip­stick straight from the tube or, for more pig­ment and pre­ci­sion, use a lip brush. Blot and reap­ply for a matte, long-wear fin­ish. For a more on-trend look, lightly smudge the edges.

Sephora Uni­ver­sal Lip Liner, Dh52 Il­la­masqua re­tractable lip brush, Dh110 Lip balm Dh66, Lush Laura Mercier Flaw­less skin Lip silk, Dh85, Bloom­ing­dale’s Too Faced lip primer, Dh90, Sephora Gior­gio Ar­mani Lip Mae­stro in 303, Dh175, Paris Gallery

Mac Redd lip pen­cil, Dh85

Marc Ja­cobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Se­duce Me, Dh150, Sephora

Top­shop Lip Marker in Hot Shot, Dh65

Dior Lip­stick in Rose Harpers, Dh172, Har­vey Ni­chols

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