Vampy red lips may be a winter staple, but the cerise lip, a trend seen on the Spring 2013 runways, has already made its way onto the red carpet.

At Dries Van Noten, make up artist Peter Philips sent models out wearing Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in L’Exuberante. ‘I think fuchsia is more street… it’s edgier than red and has a more punk-rock feeling’, he explained.

At the Giles show, Lucia Pieroni for MAC applied a combination of foundation and powder as a base on the lip to cancel out the natural colour before filling them in again with MAC lip pencil in Embrace Me. ‘I’m obsessed with lips at the moment’, she said.

While some may shy away from such a bold hue, remember: a vivid lipstick wakes up your complexion instantly – a blessing in the cold winter months.

Choose a more orangey shade if your skin is olive-toned and a blue-based pink if your skin is pink-toned or dark.

For a softer look, dab it on with your finger rather than applying it straight from the tube.

Experiment with Mac Pro Lip Palette/ 6 Preferred Pinks.

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