1NOT QUITE NUDE
DIFFICULTY 1.5/3 Kiss goodbye to your Kylie Lip Kit: Annakiki’s A/W 18 look is proof that the bold brown lip doesn’t have to be matte. To get the exact grey-brown shade, Pixi’s global director of make-up, Amanda Bell, says you should “choose a deep brown lipstick and mix it with a little dark chocolate liquid eyeliner on the back of your hand. The pigment in the liner will neutralise any warm or cool undertones in the lipstick”. Use a rounded lip brush to apply the colour precisely and finish off with “a touch of oily-textured lip balm for a vinyl finish”, says Bell. You’re glossy-posse ready.
Forget about touch-ups – this smudgy lip look seen at the Chalayan autumn/winter catwalk show looks best a little bit worn in. And according to Bell, you can use any finish of berry lipstick, but the key is in the application. “The best way to achieve this is to use your finger to pat the lipstick onto the lips,” she says. To get the rock ’n’ roll matte finish, Bell has a top tip: “Take a tissue and pull it apart so you have two sheer pieces, then rest one of them on top of the lips to soak up any excess sheen. The finished result should look as though you’ve just bitten into a juicy berry or plum.” Tasty.
DIFFICULTY 2.5/3 The punchy pink at the centre of Self-Portrait’s A/W 18 ombré lip just steers this look away from full-on goth. For the opaque petrol blue, Bell says using a pencil eyeliner is your best bet (the pigments will be bolder than those in your average lip product). Making sure it’s super-sharp, line your lips with the pencil, then shade in the outer part of the mouth, leaving a patch in the centre bare. Using a brush, apply a creamy fuchsia to the centre of the lips, then, using a finger, “gently tap the pink into the deeper petrol shade to soften the look”. Pucker up and you’re good to go.
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pencil in BlackBlue, £12 Winky Lux Creamy Dreamies Conditioning Lipstick in Au Lait, £10.47 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries In The Snow, £7.49
Artis Circle 1 Brush, £36 Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide in Grenat Alpaga, £28
Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath, £25