A pop of colour

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

If you’re not one for heavy make-up, why not add a pop of colour to our lips. Pinks, oranges and reds are great colours to play around with (day or night), so once you’ve found your shade, have fun! But don’t forget to keep the eye make-up to a minimum.

Pop of colour

Make a statement

Don’t be a wallflower, whip out that zesty orange lip colour. It doesn’t matter if it’s matte or glossy, all you need to do is carry it with confidence like Zooey Deschanel. But remember, the lighter your skin tone, the darker the shade should be.

Pretty in pink

Add a touch of romance to your day with pink. Whether it’s pepto pink or a softer more subtle tone, this candy-coloured shade [http://www.beautysouthafrica.com/news/Pepto-pink-lipstick] is playful. Just look how pwurty it makes Taylor Swift look!

Pop of colour

Ring the alarm

Ciara knows how to pull off a perfect red pout. Darker skinned ladies don’t have to shy away from colour anymore, but you should definitely make sure whatever the shade you choose suits you. If you’re not sure, we’ve got a great guide to help.

The dark side

If the brighter colours aren’t your style, and Kristen Stewart definitely knows hers, then try a darker richer colour on your lips. The opulent burgundies and plums are often worn more during winter, but whip them out for those festive all-night elegant parties.

Images: PRPhotos.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. AndreaM

    I love all the looks, they look gorgeous.

    4 years ago •

  1. ProMakeupMe

    As we move into (gray) winter months, I always find that a splash of colour is a great way to brighten up my makeup!

    5 years ago •

  1. Claire

    hmmmm think i should be brave and give it a try.. I like Taylor Swifts look..not too heavy and I think that is the one id go for. Not too much out of my comfort zone! Maybe if i was going out at night, id try a bolder colour..

    5 years ago •

  1. Funindawo

    I like Ciara’s weave, and Swift’s chicks.

    5 years ago •

  1. Ladyconfused

    I am more of a neutral lady as is, playing with colour will be out of my comfort zone but worth a try :)

    5 years ago •

  1. SG

    I like Taylor Swift’s look, but Kristen’s eyes look stunning!

    5 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    Love the pink look for the day, but Kristen Stewart’s look for the evening is perfect, perhaps with a less richer lip colour

    5 years ago •

  1. Anni*

    When you wear a bold colour and you do it right, it looks incredible!

    5 years ago •

  1. Anne

    I love bright lip colours, oh so sexy. ;)

    5 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Lovelove love Taylor Swift’s look – it even suits the earrings! Very pretty.

    5 years ago •

  1. Nadia Lucas

    OF all the looks i like taylor swift’s lipstick the best. And i wont say the Kirsten’s dark look is my fave at all.

    5 years ago •

  1. SpiceY

    I love dramatic eyes and ones down lips……well that’s the look that suits me….bright lipsticks don’t work we’ll on me

    5 years ago •

  1. Fatima

    A girl can have it all with just these 4 colours. Easy to wear to change up any look.

    5 years ago •

  1. Rok

    The bold and daring only works for some!

    5 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Love the Taylor Swift look, dont like the Kristen Stewart look at all

    5 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Love all but really like Taylor Swift’s look and Kristen Stewart darker look

    5 years ago •

  1. Glamorous Glitter

    I love the coral lip, and with amazing new lip balms with lasting power, I dont even have to touch up my lips every minute. Love it!

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    i like the pretty pink, the sofltips gloss range gives a nice colour

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Talor Swift’s lip color looks great.

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I don’t really like the dark side… too much for me… eyes and very dark lips – almost like a emo look ;)

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Fun filled colors… Great for the Holiday Season…

    6 years ago •

  1. CindyR

    Love the Ring the alarm look by Ciara

    6 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Kirsten’s colours are just too depressing….where’s the pop of colour?

    6 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    Love the pink … natural for everyday wear

    6 years ago •

  1. Gee Whiskers

    Looks so pretty, I wish I was more adventurous with colour.

    6 years ago •

  1. Cat

    Loving the dark side, so sexy for the evenings

    6 years ago •

  1. Bronwyn

    I am loving the orange lip this summer! I never thought of it before but it is so fun and summery. I am alternating with a bright pink, but I will be trying red lips next.

    6 years ago •

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