5 Lipstick Trends to Try Now

From dark lips to the sheer brights here are some fresh lipstick trends that will add a touch of colour into your daily makeup routine and make it more interesting.

It’s always a good idea to change up your beauty routine, and matching your lipstick colour with the seasons is a good place to start. In colder weather, you can add a dark red lips or a reddish brown lipstickto your look. Super shiny red lipstick that lasts all day, highly pigmented orange lip gloss or nude lipstick in a matte texture are perfect for the summer. But if you’re not sure if these fresh lipstick looks belong in your beauty wardrobe, this guide can help you figure out how to incorporate, master and combine them with other make-up items.

Glossy red lips

The red lip gloss:

If you’re going for a timeless beauty look, red lips are almost always the answer. But if you want to amp it up a little, go for something glossy. L’Oréal Paris Infallible 2-Step Lip Colour in 211 Infallible Red is a deep red lipstick that’s incredibly pigmented and easy to apply thanks to the doe foot applicator. Along with all that, you’ll get up to 24 hours of wear when you apply the colour lock lip balm that seals the pigment.

The red lipstick look:

Since red lipstick is such a bold choice, you might want to keep the rest of your make-up simple, with just a coat of mascara and a wash of blush. But, if you want to embrace the drama for an evening out, pair your red lips with a sultry, smoky eye.

Matte nude lipstick

The nude lip colour:

Nude lipstick is one of those lipstick trends that looks extremely modern, but it still is subtle enough to have classic feel. Once you have found the best nude lipstick for you, you’ll keep coming back to it for years. Choosing a matte texture, like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip in 802 Matte-Sterpiece, results in a surprising velvety texture. The beauty of this matte lipstick formula is that it hydrates and softens your lips, like a cream lipstick would, and has the pigment of a liquid formula.

The matte nude lipstick look:

Nude lipstick is a great base for just about any make-up look, so don’t be afraid to take a risk with a pop of colour on your eyes, a bright blush on your cheeks or bold brows. Or, you can pare it back and go with an eyeshadow in a tone similar to Matte-sterpiece and then complete the look with brown or brown-black mascara.

Creamy pink matte lipstick

The pink lips:

Nothing says summer like pink lipstick. If you’re worried pink might be too juvenile, don’t worry, finding the right texture can elevate it. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in 300 Blush Ambition perfectly balances the qualities of a matte lipstick and a gloss, and the pink hue has more coral undertones – far from that bubblegum pink look. Pro Matte’s velvety formula is incredibly easy to apply, too, thanks to the Pro-Sculpt applicator that gives you total control.

How to wear pink lipstick:

Pair these pink lips with just a dusting of bronzer and a little mascara, and you’ll look like the embodiment of summer. For a bolder evening look, choose a blush in a shade similar to Blushing Ambition, alongside an eyeshadow with earthy green undertones.

Opaque orange lip gloss

The orange lipstick :

Orange lips can be intimidating and they don’t flatter every skin tone. Instead of going right for a true orange, try something that’s closer to coral lipstick, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints in 320 Cool Coral. It’s definitely in the orange family, but it’s much more approachable and easier to wear. The full coverage gloss has just the right amount of shine, the high-pigmented formula won’t budge, and its doe foot applicator makes putting it on precisely a breeze.

The orange lipstick look:

Especially if this is your first foray into orange-hued lipsticks, definitely keep the rest of your look simple, with just a little mascara and bronzer. But if you want to take it up a notch, put a twist on the classic cat eye and red lips pairing by using your new orange lipstick instead.

Glossy caramel lipstick

The nude brown lipstick look:

With sleek hairdos and fanny packs still in favour, the ‘90s trend isn’t going anywhere, and that definitely extends to make-up. A soft brown lipstick with a hint of shine is the perfect way to get that throwback look without going full-on grunge. L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in 900 Glossy Fawn is similar to a nude lipstick, but warmer and deeper. Also, gloss is a fun update to the creamy and matte textures that were preferred back when this trend first appeared.

The peachy brown lipstick look:

Again, if you want to avoid the grunge look, don’t overdo the eyeliner or wear too much mascara alongside your caramel lipstick. Instead, go with a neutral blush and skip the eyeshadow altogether. If you do want to embrace the ‘90s, however, opt for an icy blue eyeshadow or a jewel-toned mascara.

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