5 Shades for the perfect pout

Annabelle Atkins 13 February 2014

You’ve mastered the art of contouring and creating the perfect smokey-eye, but what about lipstick? Whether you’re after a subtle pink sheen or a bold coral, lipstick can change your look. Here are 5 of the hottest lipstick shades around town that are sure to sizzle:

1. Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Lip Colour, John Lewis £19

For a subtle shade of pink that will complement darker eye makeup, Bobbi Brown’s Pale Mauve is the go- to lipstick. Add a slick of clear gloss to complete the look. Think Kate Middleton’s wedding day.

2. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Extreme Coral, John Lewis £25

Feeling more daring, but don’t want something too dark? Try YSL’s Extreme Coral. The colour has a lasting hue with great intensity that is ideal for evening makeup, or for injecting a pop of colour to an understated day look.

3. Candy Yum-Yum lipstick by Mac, MAC £15

Feeling up for a fun flash of pink? Invest in Mac’s Candy Yum-Yum. Long- lasting and lightweight it is the perfect combination. This will definitely get you noticed.

4. Barry M’s Lip Paint in Sunset, Boots £4.49

Probably the most timeless and iconic lip colour, red is perfect for any dressy occasion − think a friend’s birthday or fancy formal hall. For an affordable and reliable red, check out Sunset by Barry M.

5. Soap & Glory Super-Colour Fabulipstick in ‘Perfect Day’, Boots £9 

For a shade that sits between Barbie and pale pink, try this offering by Soap & Glory. Its elegant pearly sheen makes this shade failsafe. Wherever you’re heading, you can be sure your lips will be looking lustrous.

So pucker-up for Valentine’s Day in any of these great shades and you’ll be sure to have an irresistible pout!