For most of this season, we've seen a lot of dark lips dominating the runway. From rich burgundy to deep onyx, there's a bewitching appeal to the bold lip look. Even Buro 24/7's editor-in-chief, Cai Mei couldn't resist trying on three rouge-noirsChic trendsetters can now go one step further and try the alternative lips to score extra cool points.

 

Hologram us silly

The Instagram kingdom is going ga-ga over this dreamy effect and we're digging it too. If you're not keen on reinterpreting old school shades from decades ago, this futuristic hue might get your makeup senses tingling.

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Return of the browns

From light nudes made popular by way of Kylie Lip Kits to dark, burnish red-browns that exude a vampy vibe, don't scoff brown off as old school just yet—this shade is actually flattering on all skin tones. 

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Glitterati party

As seen at Fendi SS17, these lips are made for dancing the night away. If consuming glitter is one step too far-fetched in your books, go for shimmery lippies that are equally as high-octane.

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Cool but loud

It might not be everyone's cup of tea but the alternative distinction is clear. It's all about channeling that rad aesthetic with a slew of greys, purples and noirs.

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Pro tip - the perfect edgy lippy can be a tad challenging to pull off but the key rule is to make sure your lips are nicely exfoliated with no dry flaky residue. Dark colours tend to amplify chapped lips more, especially when it's a matte formulation. You're also bound to attract more attention if you go unconventional, so put your best lips forward with the help of a conditioning lip balm and an effective lip scrub.

 

To get you ahead of the lipstick trends, here are some alternative colours to snap up stat.

 

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