Shades, textures, and packaging – we’re all about that lipstick life, come each fresh new season. Lips are the easiest feature to dress up, and yield maximum impact, too. You need only complement your colour of choice to your outfit; tapered down to match an elaborate look, or dark and deep, for that mysterious fall essence.
This season’s lip beauty trends max out on texture and effect, with a good mix of matte, glossy and shiny. Some would nominate the star of the season in the choice of colours like enchanting purples or taupe nudes.
Whatever your preference, put these top 10 lip products of fall/winter 2017 on your shopping radar.
NARS Powermatte lip pigment in Rock With You
This mulberry shade is a coupling of power and precision, thanks to a liquefied colour and weightless feel designed for durable wear. Guided by a wand tip, the fluid texture bathes lips in a comfortable matte.
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 lipstick in deep coppery brown
Exclusive for September, this delicious caramel lipstick delicately balances a subtly regal look, with a philanthropic message. With each purchase of this pearlescent limited edition, every cent goes towards helping women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Givenchy Gloss Noir Révélateur limited edition
This glossy beauty works two ways – on its own for a ‘just-bitten’ tone, or over lipstick, to enhance the colour and finish. Shiny minus the sticky, this lip product creates a vinyl, elegant effect.
Burberry Antiques Nudes collection Full Kisses in Nude Beige
One swipe of this lip pen delivers a hydrating luminous neutral to your lips, designed to envelope every contour and curve. Its unique flat-top bullet nib ensures effortless drawing and shaping for a colour that lasts up to eight hours.
Clé de Peau Beauté Rouge a Levres in nude pink
Nude takes on a pink hue this fall for Clé de Peau Beauté, with a soft rosiness on the lips to accentuate the eyes. Creamy and smooth, this beige tint that brings the focus to a porcelain complexion, and soft, dreamy eyelids.
Dior Rouge Dior Double Rouge in 999 Matte
Dior gets nifty with this double duty lipstick, delivered by a matte outer ring and shimmery core. When combined, the formula creates a volumised optical illusion, and the Matte Metal 999 is the siren red shade to add to your beauty bag.
Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte in Exhibition
Another matte to be mad for is the Vice Comfort Matte range that hugs lips without drying it out. Infused with a Pigment Infusion System and Yummy Butter Blend, it yields a rich, soft and superior texture, conditioning lips whilst keeping the colour in place 24/7.
Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur in Fuchsia
Shaped like a crayon that suggests lip colour as art, this retractable longwear crayon in fuchsia bestows a satiny finish on the lips that promises to stay flawless hours on end. Soft and silky, the texture glides on smooth and blankets lips effortlessly.
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Caprice 132
A red that oozes bombshell vibes, this creamy siren-shade gloss is sure to turn heads with a playful yet classy appeal. Take it retro or let it spice up your evening look, either way, it will suit all skin colours!
Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in Topaz x Gilt
Give your lips a kaleidoscopic, pearlised finish with this unique gloss that boasts a multi-dimensional finish flattering to all skin tones. Infused with a decadent coconut and vanilla scent, this nourishing formula leaves lips with an eye-catching glittery sheen.
Photos courtesy of respective beauty brands. Cover photo courtesy of Lancôme.
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