S/S 2012 Beauty Trend: Seeing Red

S/S 2012 Beauty Trend: Seeing Red

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From striking scarlet to vibrant cherry and deep wine, red lips are really having their fashion moment this season with designers such as House of Holland, Nicole Farhi and Giles all paying homage to the rouge lip. 

This iconic look has reinvented itself for S/S 2012 and with such a wide spectrum ruby hues being showcased on the catwalks there red to suit every taste and complexion.

Unleash your inner siren with a dazzling Scarlett.  Think 1940’s Hollywood and classic ladylike glamour.  Keep the rest of your make- up understated and neutral to let your lips do the talking. If you’re worried about looking too severe, blur the edges of the lip for a flattering softer finish.

Dior Rouge Dior-Blazing Red, £25, www.dior.com








Pillar box reds that scream attention are not for everyone, opt for a sheer cherry shade or experiment with berry lip stain for just a hint of colour. Perfect for a subtle more toned down day time look.

Benetint Lip Balm, £14.00 www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk









If you’re worried a bolder shade could leave you looking drained then try warm coral orangey red which will instantly lift the complexion and cast a flattering glow on the skin.

Topshop Lips-Firecracker, £8, www.topshop.com









Head to the dark side with a moody crimson as seen at Yves Saint Laurent.  Opt for a deep damson shade with a burgundy tinge and lacquered finish. Team with sultry smoky grey eyes to complete this vampish look.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in No14 Rouge Feu, £23.50, www.yslbeauty.co.uk









Feeling girly then opt for a pinky fuchsia shades and strawberry hues. This red really makes blue eyes pop and looks great alongside this season’s floral prints.  Look out for a shade with blue undertones to brighten the complexion and make teeth appear whiter.

M∙A∙C Lipstick in Impassioned, £13.50, www.maccosmetics.co.uk










Feature: Jennie McDuff








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