June 25th, 2014
Summer 2014 will be remembered for one thing cosmetics-wise: colour. The season launched with an explosion of pink and with the pigment-packed make-up from the previous September’s Fashion Week working its way through.
So it’s with interest that we noticed a little micro trend developing, the intriguing case of the pink and orange lip duos. Over the last few weeks brands are pitching their ‘oh so bright’ fuchsia pinks and neon oranges as additions to existing lines or limited edition stand alones.
Warpaint found our favourites, so bright, you’d going to have to wear shades.
Maybelline’s Colourfast Brights has four new shades for Summer and we love Flash of Fuchsia, Neon Pink and Burst of Coral (£6.99).
Reflets D’Ete De Chanel is their Summer Collection, bursting with tropical shades. The Levres Scintillantes are five new pinky orange lip glosses. Sexy is the real fuchsia and Sunny the ultra luminous orange (£22).
Illamasqua has new Matte Lip Liquids for Summer. With its heart in the electric neons of the ’80s, this collection includes three new lip shades – we noticed Exotic, a vivid orange and Forbidden, a sensual pink (£18.50).
YSL Beaute’s Baby Doll has proved a successful collection. This summer’s Kiss and Blush additions include Intrepid Duo in Fuchsia Desinvolte and (£27).
Benefit’s famous Lollitints have made it across to the lips with the launch of the tinted lip balms to match. This means ChaChatint now has the orange ChaChabalm and Lolltint has pink Lollibalm (£14.50).
Little bit obsessed with OCC Lip Tars (£12) and you’ll get no bolder than Pretty Bay or Stalker, thick, slick and bursting with pink and orange pigment.
As every lip needs a liner, who else but MAC could create the perfect Fuchsia Orange lip trend pencil pal just in time? From the Summer Playland Collection you can get your hands on Process Magneta or Genuine Orange (£14).