This Is The Coolest Way to Wear Red Lipstick Right Now

Amy Lawrenson

Red lipstick dominated the A/W 16 catwalks (surprise, surprise), but this season the look was less Hollywood glamour and more cool-girl nonchalance. But what makes next season’s red lip so covetable that we want to wear it now? The secret is in how you wear it. There were three factors at play on the catwalks that helped make all the difference. The texture: either powdery matte or high-shine lacquer; the colour: vivid, almost neon flashes or brick-red hues dominated; the supporting makeup: think barely-there lashes and a delicate wash of foundation that let the lip pop from the face. To find out the rules of how to wear red lipstick in 2016, who better to call on than a makeup artist who worked on countless faces backstage at the A/W 16 shows? Keep scrolling to see what MAC Senior Artist Rebecca Butterworth had to say on the rules of red…

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