THE PICK-ME-UP: NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave
Punchy, matte and bright, this is everything I look for in a lip color. It has a hint of orange, which lifts the face and feels young and vibrant, so the rest of your makeup can be minimal. I could easily wear this all weekend with just a light powder and a simple white shirt.
THE DESK-TO-DINNER UPDATE:
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 32 Spring Look
A glossy pout may look chic but it can be high maintenance. This is a game changer: easy to apply and pure glamor for evening. The shine and color are a provocative mix, and the perfect complement to a flawless base.
THE PROVOCATIVE POUT: Aerin Rose Balm in
10 Wild Lilac
Burgundy is a color I love on walls but approach with trepidation when it comes to wearing on my face, as it is very dramatic. The
ALICE’S TOP LIP TIPS
Get your shade right: blue-toned hues work best for pale skin and oranges for darker skin.
The shinier the lipstick, the cleaner and more perfect your skin and base need to be.
Keep eye makeup simple when you have red lips, unless you want to look like a clown.
Red is a great quick fix for night, but is equally glamorous with a sweater and pants for day.
The best texture for me is matte; it is easy to apply and I find it more modern and youthful.
sheer, natural texture of this balm is great for those wanting to dabble in the cool wine shade.
THE JUST-BITTEN LIP: Burberry Make-up Lip Mist in Rosy Red No. 205
With a natural, glossy sheen, this shade looks great on a summer’s day against a fresh complexion, providing a ‘just eaten berries’ look. My son remarked that I had
“apple lips” when I wore this – the first time he has ever commented on my lips.
THE SUMMER STATEMENT:
Bobbi Brown Art Stick in
I first discovered this at 5am on a photoshoot in the desert outside Dubai. Makeup artist Zoe Taylor came out of her villa with the most perfect red lips I have ever seen. It is a beautifully matte, elegant red, while the pencil design makes it easy to apply and define your Cupid’s bow. It’s one of my favorites: it goes with anything, dressed up or down, and works particularly well against skin that has a natural, summery sheen.
THE SKIN ENHANCER: Ilia Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang
Earthy, natural and unscented, this lip conditioner is the perfect finish for when you want lips to look like they have a fresh yet deep color. It would look great with a hint of a suntan and freckles.credits