Nude Lipstick
Lipstick Buying Guide Nude Lipstick

Nude lipstick are perfect for accentuating your eyes and cheeks. But if you don’t want to look like a ghost, be sure to know which lipstick suits your skin tone. If you have a fair complexion, nudes with a hint of baby pink are the best lipsticks for you - give Tom Ford Lip Colour Sable Smoke a go. For olive skin tones, go for a darker or lighter nude to compliment your look. Shimmery nude colours look great on dark skin tones to build definition. Try Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 500. Pair your nude lips with light brown and purple eyeshadows, big eyebrows or smeared black eyeliner.

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Pink Lipsticks
Lipstick Buying Guide Pink Lipstick

Pink lipsticks are feminine and beautiful but can also be bold and sexy. “For a softer look go for light, shiny shades, or for that statement lip look try a deep fuchsia or matte bright pink which look great with a tan,” Kirsty says. Remember not to apply too much blusher with pink lips for a naturally radiant look. Buy lipsticks with a soft pink colour like Laura Mercier Paint Wash in Petal Pink for a subtle daytime look and go bold in the evening with Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl N05. Use a slightly darker lip liner to outline your lips for a plumper pout.

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Berry Lipsticks
Lipstick Buying Guide Berry Lipstick

Berry lipsticks contain colours of wine, vampy purples and deep reds. “They’re great for drawing in attention and going from day to night” says Kirsty. Apply foundation or concealer over your lips for an even base – this way your berry colour will really show off. Next, use a lighter shade of lipliner to go over the outline of your lips. Couple with smoky brown, gold and grey eyeshadows for a striking look. If you want a less daring berry colour, apply the lipstick with your finger and gently dab onto your lips. Buy lipsticks like NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned or Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in 066 Berry Beret for a velvety lip look, guaranteed to get heads turning!

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Red Lipsticks
Lipstick Buying Guide Red Lipstick

“Fair and light skin tones suit a lighter coral or cooler-toned red like Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69,” says Kirsty. “ If you have a medium-olive tone, look for warmer red lipstick shades with hints of orange.” Try an ombre effect with red lipstick using a darker shade on the outer lip line and highlighting the middle with a lighter pink shade. Exfoliate your lips first before applying bold red lipstick – you can do this by brushing your teeth and gently brushing your lips too! With bold red lip colours like Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Volatile make sure the rest of your makeup is subtle and natural.

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Dark Lips
Lipstick Buying Guide Dark Lipstick

Wear warm brown lipsticks to give your look a lift and edge. Apply concealer over the top of your lips followed by your dark lipstick, using a Q-tip with concealer on to outline the edge of your lips. “Don’t be afraid to mix more than one tone together, using the darkest shade on the outside of your lips, like Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick In Blackmail” suggests Kirsty. As skin tones go, if you have an English Rose complexion look out for dark brown lipsticks, or for olive/dark tones look out for lipsticks with orangey-brown hints like NARS Audacious Lipstick in Liv. You’ll have lips like Kylie Jenner in no time.