© Clarins
© Clarins

A woman’s smile speaks volumes, revealing her beauty, charm and mood; hence why lipstick needs to be applied perfectly!

Discover the secrets to a sublime smile...

Choosing your lip colour

© Helena Rubinstein
© Helena Rubinstein
There’s a huge range of lip colour out there. Choose one you like that suits you:
- Glossy lipstick makes lips shiny but isn't long-lasting.
- Transparent lipstick highlights your smile with a very natural look.
- Matte lipstick is long-lasting and gives lips a smooth, ultra-sophisticated look.
- Satin/Sheer lipstick results in an intense, glossy colour and gives lots of coverage.
- Pearly/Frosted lipstick adds sparkle to your smile with light-reflecting effects.

Take a look at our guide to applying lipstick.

Your lip liner should be a tone darker than your lipstick.

Meanwhile, lip gloss makes your lips dazzle and shine, and can also hydrate and care for them. Take a look at our guide to choosing and applying lip gloss.

Lipstick and lip gloss trends

© Rouge Coco - Chanel
© Rouge Coco - Chanel
Check out the hottest trends for your lips:

Celebs and lip colour

© Sephora
© Sephora
What do Marilyn Monroe, Dita Von Teese and Scarlett Johansson all have in common? Seductive red lips! Discover which other celebs have perfect pouts:

See also: our dedicated section on lip make-up
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