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The best lip combos to try this summer

The best lip combos to try this summer
Penny Lafferty
Writer and expert9 months ago
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National Lipstick Day is fast approaching, which (naturally) means we’re on the lookout for new ways to revamp our signature lip look. From sultry liners to a seamless pop of gloss, discover our round-up of the best lip combos to try this summer…

The best lip combos

1) Glow Naturel

Make pouts stand out day-to-day with a smooth, neutral swipe of Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick in shade ‘Bang’, a highly-pigmented, semi-matte formula for ultimate comfort. Next, take your look to shimmery new heights by layering a quick slick of Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss Shimmer in ‘Bare Sparkle’, sure to lend long-lasting luminosity to any look.

2) Luxe Up

Dress your lips in luxury with Armani Lip Maestro in ‘205’, offering an instant shock of velvety, burnt orange pigment that’s perfect for evening summer soirées. And why stop there? See sunny season out in style by adding Armani Lip Maestro in ‘Golden Sultan’ to the centre of your lips to finish on a touch of opulence.

3) '90s Twist

Throw it back to the ‘90s and line your lips in a deep brown hue. We love Morphe Colour Pencil in ‘Sweet Tea’ for its rich, chocolate tone, helping to bring definition and dimension to your pout. Keep it soft in the centre with a generous swipe of MAC Matte Lipstick in ‘Velvety Teddy’, the iconic shade in everyone’s makeup bag. Blend and blur with your finger to create a sultry ombré effect.

4) Summer Sunset

Marry rich red hues and punchy coral tones to give your pout a tropical makeover. Apply a swipe of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Lipstick in ‘9 Red Enigma’ all over, using the innovative square bullet to achieve crisp, even definition. Then, bring lips to life with a pop benefit ChaCha Tint Mango Lip & Cheek Stain in the centre. Pat out to blur at the edges, and watch how your lips take on an eye-catching sunset gradient.

5) Bold & Bright

If you prefer to be the centre of attention, this lip combo is the one for you. Bold, enticing reds are the classic staple you can wear all year round, and KVD Everlasting Hyperlight Transfer-Proof Liquid Lipstick in ‘Painted Tongue’ boasts the perfect shade of scarlet. Up the ante with a quick slick of Too Faced Lip Injection Power Plumping Lip Gloss, designed to plump-up your pout for fuller-looking results.

Penny Lafferty
Writer and expert
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