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The lipstick trends to jump on this year

The lipstick trends to jump on this year

Pucker up!

Text: Gwen Ong


Get your smackers on the bandwagon of all things pretty and cool

 

Hands up if you're loving what 2019 has brought you so far. You, girl, should seize the opportunity to embrace a fresh dawn to reinvent yourself. Whether it's to make more space for a joyful you or to score yourself the job of your dreams, the possibilities are endless. Take on a beauty resolution to try out some of the prettiest lipstick trends that will make the next 12 months lit.

 

Neon light

For anyone who loves the 80s, the bold colours of the era are making a comeback this year. Think neon pink or orange that is great on its own or you can also pair it with black eyeliner and mascara. Thanks to the bright and uplifting shade found in the likes of M.A.C Cosmetics in Monochrome and Tom Ford Beauty Lip Lacquer Liquid Lipstick, neon will give lips a nice pop that you won't be needing much makeup.

 

 

 

 

Vinyl reds

While red will never go out of style, the classic shade is getting an update with a high-shine finish. The glossy lip vinyl look may not be everyone's cup of tea but the reflective pigment does give lips a bee-stung effect. And it is not just limited to red shades as well, you can try out Dior Addict Lacquer Stick or Laura Mercier Lacquer Up Acrylic Lip Varnish in various pretty shades.

 

Powder lips

The blurry, messy lip look is set to be the trend that makeup artists are anticipating. Best done with matte lipstick or better yet, an actual powder lipstick such as Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder Matte Lip Color. To achieve lasting powder-coated lips, dab on non-shiny balm before applying colour. Finish off with a dusting of setting powder for a feathery effect.

 

 

 

Nudes

On the other end of the scale, the 'barely there' colour will have its moment as seen on the 2019 runways. The neutral shade has a slightly more intensity in pigment that can be balanced out with a stronger eye makeup. If you're afraid of looking washed out, try applying a bit of peach shade, like the Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Frost, to the centre of the lips and tap outward to the edges for that undone look.

 

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