Is it time for the smokey eye to step aside as the most popular trend in make up? We bring you the low down on the trend that is fiercely challenging for the top spot: the statement lip.

From nude to neon, statement lips are going nowhere. They can be worn in an almost unlimited number of ways and are unapologetically taking the fashion world by storm.


Bold Colour Pops

Currently, there are no rules when it comes to lip colour. In fact, the more daring the better. Designers and make up artists are experimenting with unexpected and artistic pops of colour. Confident and sassy, bold lips serve as a contrast to ‘barely there’ dewy bases.

The 2018 Autumn/Winter runways saw lip shades including purple, metallic blue, orange, teal and neon as well romantic hues of red and pink. A frontrunner for colour of the season, pink is exuberant, innocent, flirty and youthful and can complement your natural tones no matter your eye or hair colour.

To add boldness to your make up, choose COLLECTION Moisturizing Lip Cream Matte in Sunset Orange, Pink Pie or Candy Red. Universally flattering, the red lip is a timeless classic which undeniably screams ‘statement’. Evoking images of bygone Hollywood days, this lip look can be adapted to suit your style by pairing it with simple eye make up, winged eyeliner or a smokey eye. Alternatively, choose Dark Mauve or Sweet Coffee and let your inner rock chick prevail.

For a semi-matte finish, opt for COLLECTION Moisturizing Lip Colour in Cherry Dream, Orange Smooch or Fuchsia Love, a highly pigmented and creamy formula that is enriched with Vitamin E to make it comfortable for daily use.

 

Gloss

For a look that exudes radiance, go for gloss. With a nod to nostalgia, high-shine lips are back as the beauty world makes way for all things sparkly.

Bolstered by the trend of 90s inspired apparel, gloss is hot off the catwalk and can be worn as dazzling or as muted as you like.

You can achieve this healthy, shimmery look with COLLECTION Moisturizing Lip Cream Shimmer Glam, enriched with vitamin E for extra hydration and comfort. The shade Goldie will deliver a soft glam effect with opulent tones, whilst shades Mauve and Plum will frame your face and highlight your natural features.

Imparting dense colour with a glossy finish, COLLECTION Kiss Proof Lip Stain has a shade for each mood. Opt for the shade Rosy or Fuchsia for a feminine feel or Sienna or Violetta for grungier vibes. Lip stains are ultra low maintenance and convey an effortlessly cool, undone style. This is your go to formula for the perfect ‘imperfect’ look that actually gets better after a few hours of wear.

The key to accomplishing the perfect statement lip is soft and freshly exfoliated lips. COLLECTION Exfoliating Lip Sugar Scrub Avocado buffs away dead skin, leaving lips smooth and suitably prepped thanks to key ingredients including avocado extract, shea butter, sunflower oil, argan oil and jojoba oil.