Lip focus

Friday, 6 September 2013

There’s nothing prettier than a bright bold lip at the start of spring. This season, pretty much anything goes. From matt, opaque and even gloss, it’s your choice and your style.
Spring lip trends 2013

Remember to keep the rest of your look minimal as the focus is on your pout. As for the colour spectrum, think fire engine reds, bright fuchsias poppy shades and corals. If you really want to be on-trend, wear both sides of the spectrum and create an Ombre lip (petal lip). Apply your first colour to the outer corners of your mouth leaving the centre bit open, to which you’ll then apply your second shade of colour. Top tip: use a lip pencil first to stop the colour from bleeding.

Here are our top picks to keep your lips colour-happy this season.

Sensai Intense Lasting Rouge Colour, R445

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Revlon Red, R120

Bourjois Rouge Edition in 07 Fuchsia Graffiti, R119.95

Clarins Rouge Eclat in Juicy Clementine, R255

Maybelline ColorSensational Shine Gloss in Electric Orange, R109.95

Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon in Carefree Coral, R119.95

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Shock Value, R190

Other articles you may be interested in:
Lip service
Lips 101
Different types of lip products
Little red pout
How to choose your lipstick shade

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Sue1N

    I would love to try Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, but battle to find darker shades in my area.

    6 years ago •

  1. Tanusta

    Sensai’s products last a long time,. I must invest in more of them!

    6 years ago •

  1. Cupcake

    Would love to try the Sensai lipstick, but the price!

    6 years ago •

  1. Heidi G

    I love lip gloss, and the juicy colours that are out for spring are divine! Gloss provides moisture which is a plus point.

    6 years ago •

  1. AndreaM

    Love these colours. I wish I could wear lipstick.

    6 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    I love the Clarins colour! A must have for summer.

    6 years ago •

  1. Livvy

    Wow, these colours are spectacular. I love the shocking look to it and yet a nice cool something something.

    6 years ago •

  1. me

    Slightly too bright for me! But the ‘matt, opaque and even gloss’ freedom of choice is good news.

    6 years ago •

  1. Khalisi

    All these colours looks so yummy, I wish I knew which colour would go with my skin tone.

    6 years ago •

  1. Reez

    Maybelline ColorSensational Shine Gloss in Electric Orange – Tried, tested and loved. The texture is wonderful, non-drying and gentle on your lips. Not to mention the delicious scent that comes with it!!! And at the price it retails at, a definite must-have!

    6 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    I love that bright pink lip! Really bright sunny colour for spring.

    6 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    Would love to try the electric orange, but it might not work with my skin tone.

    6 years ago •

  1. MissAnnieMK

    I really love the idea of the ombre lip! I will definitely be trying it out now. It’s perfect for glorious Spring!!

    6 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I’m not quite brave to go as orange as some of the ones shown above, but MAC has a gorgeous new shade called Lady at Play which has a tinge of coral and it’s just amazing.

    6 years ago •

  1. Abby

    Love the ombre lip. Will definitely try it.

    6 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi foreverGLAM. Perhaps you could try one of the following: Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in shade Revlon Red, Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in shade Diva Red or MAC lipstick in shade Russian Red.

    6 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    Love the idea of a petal lip. Will be trying that as soon as I get over the flu.

    6 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    Hi BSA. I’m looking for a good quality matt red lipstick. Which brand should I get?

    6 years ago •

  1. Ellashairrevelation

    Am going to try this tomorrow evening for a gala event with Rimmel Red Fever and Revlon Just Bitten Lovesick Passion!

    6 years ago •

  1. de Vos

    Tried the MAC pencil for fun in the shop over the weekend, that exact color. It’s pretty awesome!

    6 years ago •

  1. Jan

    Clarins Rouge Eclat in Juicy Clementine – my favourite spring colour!

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I love the Bourjois Rouge Edition in Fuchsia!!

    6 years ago •

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