Red lipstick is back. Yes, we know it's a classic look that never really goes out of fashion but this season (and looking forward to spring/summer 2015) the only lip shade we saw on the catwalks was red.
Forget everything you thought you knew about red lipstick. The post box hue may have classic 'Old Hollywood' connotations; you may think it's tricky to find a shade to suit, or that it's a faff to wear - but we have the tips and tricks you need to find your perfect shade and wear it in a way that requires very little maintenance. You're welcome.More
At the Maxmara A/W 2014 show the models wore a deep red shade, perfect for autumn. Wine red shades look great on dark skin, but if you're fair don't shy away but just ensure your complexion is perfected first with foundation and concealer - a dark lip tends to draw attention to a less than perfect skintone.
Use a lip pencil like this one by MAC in Cherry, £12.50, ideal if you're new to wearing dark lips shades you can build the colour up gradually. Use a little balm over the top to prevent lips drying out.