Statement lips have come in many guises this week. Bang on trend are Leighton Meester and Anna Friel who have been spotted puckering up to a berry lip colour; both have layered with gloss and teamed with lashings of mascara. Blake Lively and Carey Mulligan wore a coral-red hue, perfectly applied with a more matte finish for a real statement. At the other end of the spectrum is Pixie Lott and Jessica Lowndes channelling a fun, summery vibe with neon lips (well, why not? The sun is still shining after all). Click to see all the pictures and ELLEs six tips on applying your lipstick perfectlyMore
If you want to work a statement lip just remember to prep your lips weekly (buff them with an old toothbrush) and apply balm when you’re not wearing lipstick to keep them in tip-top condition. Carmex is great for this.
Apply your lippie with a brush for a neat, precise shape.