SS13 Beauty Trend: Matte Mouth

Jourdana ON Aug 02, 2013 AT 7:42 am

Although a loud, bright lip is nothing groundbreaking when it comes to spring-summer beauty trends – it’s the perfect way to offset a tan! – the update for this season was an unapologetically matte texture. Showcased at more shows than we can possibly recall,  shades were of little concern as classic deep reds, bright scarlets, luminous lilacs and hot neon corals all took a distinctly modern edge thanks to shine-free formulas, a dusting of flat matte pigment and an otherwise undone beauty look.

Loewe | Burberry Prorsum | Paul Smith SS13

At Dries Van Noten make up artist Peter Philips opted for a velvety “fresher than red” fuchsia shade which he created using Chanel’s new L’Eclatante Lipstick over the brand’s Rubellite Lip Pencil.

Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Eclatante

At Burberry Prorsum, Wendy Rowe blended Burberry Beauty Lip Velvet Lipsticks in shades of Military Red and Bright Poppy over a base of Brick Red Lip Definer to create a seductive Siren red lip.

Burberry Beauty Lip Velvet in Bright Poppy Military Red

At Giles and Jason Wu, hot pinks and deep magentas were tempered by either bold, arched brows or barely-there bleached ones whilst at Prada, lips were taken to theatrical proportions thanks to the clever, illusory placement of white kohl that swept the cupid’s bow.

Get the look:

- Start by thoroughly moisturising lips with a nourishing balm and buffing smooth using a soft toothbrush. Gently wick away any excess moisture with a tissue.

- After you have created your skin base – choose a lightweight foundation for a hint of coverage and a real-skin finish – work the excess product with a foundation brush over clean dry lips. This will help to neutralise your natural lip colour for a truer colour finish.

- Lip shape is key when colour-blocking a matte mouth, so choose a lip liner in a similar shade to your lipstick and be precise when working over your natural lip line. We love Lipstick Queen’s Invisible Liner to prevent any colour bleeding.

- Work colour straight from the bullet onto the back of your hand and then use a stiff lip brush to take colour from there onto the lip. For a more laid-back look use your ring finger instead to daub lipstick onto the lip.

- If you want to further exaggerate the matte texture (and create added staying power) dab translucent powder over the lip with either a fluffy brush or your finger.

- Keep skin bare and dewy as a contrast to the matte lip but help to balance the brightness of the mouth with a strong, groomed brow (we recommend MAC Cosmetics’ Veluxe Brow Liner).




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