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RAFW 2011: The lipstick shade scoring rave reviews
Thu, 5 May 2011 12:30PM
Since shimmying its way onto the catwalk a few seasons ago, the bright orange lipstick has remained a firm favourite of mine (and incidentally, many of you) for the past two or so years. The reason? It looks damn hot, Primpers, and as Liz Kelsh, makeup director for the Yeojin Bae show just proved, its stronghold isn’t over just yet.
Funnily enough, today was the day I decided to ditch my taupe smoky eye for a bright lip, with my colour of choice being the delightful Maybelline ColorSensational in Coral Crush, topped off with Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef. Both of which work wonderfully together if you’re in the market for a new corally orange lip shade.
But backstage at Yeojin, it was all about the M.A.C products, with the makeup artists using the brand’s LipMix in Orange to create the stunning look for the show. The key was to have it a little transparent, as the transparency of the clothes was where Liz’s inspiration arose, pairing the pop of colour on the lips with foundation-free skin that ‘spoke for itself’ without the drama of makeup attached. All that was used on the face was a touch of concealer, some taupe blush for contouring, and custom-blended essential oils for to give the cheeks that healthy, highlighted lift.
Top Tip: Use said essential oils instead of your regular highlighter or illuminator to create a reflective finish to your cheeks. Apply it to your cheekbones, brow bones and even the arch of your lips for something soft and naturally beautiful. Winner.
Here’s the look Liz created for the show…
And here’s the LipMix you might want to get your hands on…
It was good times at Camilla and Marc last night too, Primpers, with the brand also cashing in on the orangey red lip trend. Lancôme’s National Makeup Expert, Michael Brown, custom-blended a delightful red and coral lipstick (Red Paris #152 and Idole #134, if you’re wondering) combination to reveal this winning shade…
If, like me, you’re completely sold on this lipstick shade, may I suggest following Liz and Michael’s lead and pairing said bright shades with flawless, naturally enhanced cheekbones and bare eyes (save for a lick of mascara. Or two.)
Tell me Primpers…
Do you love an orange lip shade too?
What are your favourite orange lipsticks?
What do you think of that tricky little essential oil tip? Worth a try?
Posted by: Yasemin Trollope