With every new season comes the inevitable hunt for new trends or pieces to splurge some hard-earned money on. Now that the winter season has come and gone, with all the jumpers and cardigans having been stored away for another year, I’m sure most will be unboxing their spring wardrobe and makeup collections. Lips that showcased deep reds and purples were all the rage this winter, with many designers matching a bold lip with shimmering and extravagant hues on the lids; this spring however, the runways were filled with slightly softer looks, which oozed a relaxed ingenuity. So in the spirit of this seasonal makeup shift, here are some picks to help achieve that oh-so-flattering spring lipstick look:
1. Myth by MAC
You can’t go wrong with a nude lipstick; a staple in any makeup collection, they are simple but tasteful, ticking all the right boxes on a warm and sunny day (and it won’t smudge whilst you devour a last-minute Jannettas either)! With a satin finish, Myth by MAC offers a cool blend of light beige and peach, which is both natural and durable.
2. Orange Danger by Maybelline
On the opposite side of the spectrum, many SS17 designers, such as Jason Wu and Mary Katrantzou, presented dramatic shades of electric oranges. High-voltage and intense, Orange Danger from Maybelline is a high-street steal when replicating this catwalk look.
3. Moscow by NARS
A clean-cut crimson lip was the selected favourite chosen by the likes of Valentino and Giambattista Valli for SS17. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in the shade Moscow provides a similar pigmentation with a deep, luminous shine that would flatter any beauty choice
4. VIVA GLAM Lipglass
Arguably the most daringly original choice within this selection, a glitter lip was championed by the likes of Fendi, DKNY and Maison Margiela on the spring runways. Admittedly, not the most practical choice for typical daytime fashion but one that certainly gives a stroke of individuality: Taraji P. Henson’s collaboration with MAC perfectly encapsulates the high-fashion theatricality through the shimmery fuchsia shade with pink pearl texture.