Spring beauty: How to perfect the classic bright lip

Keep your skin neutral and play up the lips so they really pop.

Photo by Chris Nicholls

Photo by Chris Nicholls

Runway inspiration: Bright lips made a statement at Burberry, Dries Van Noten and Jason Wu.

Dress, Greta Constantine.

Focus on: Colour
The classic bright lip is here to stay. Prep first by buffing your lips with a warm, damp cloth and swipe on a layer of balm.

What’s new: Naked face
Keep your skin really neutral so that lips really pop. For mascara, the look is light and tinted. Wipe off excess product on a tissue and apply a super-sheer coat to your upper lashes only.

Beauty cocktail
If you’re feeling a little pale, dab lipstick on the apples of your cheeks, then blend a small amount of moisturizer on top to smooth it out.

Hair how-to
Add texture with a dry shampoo. Backcomb at the crown to create volume, and part hair deeply to one side. Sweep the remaining length of hair into a loose French roll and pin in place, allowing some pieces to fall out naturally.

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Photo by Natasha V.

From top: Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in 111, $8. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Rouge 01, $29, The Bay. Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in On Fire Red, $10.

Tool kit:

Photo by Natasha V.

Photo by Natasha V.