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  • Posted on: Mar 22, 2017

TAKE 5: 2017’S MOST UNEXPECTED LIPSTICK TRENDS

Got red lips on repeat? Or, never stray from your nude? No matter what your lipstick habit, the year’s top colour trends are sure to lure you from your usual. Here, we round up the five shades to try in 2017—plus how to wear them.

1) ’90s Toffee: Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge in Luxe
Neutral lipsticks have been crowding our makeup bags for the past year—and the trend isn’t going anywhere. There is an update, though: Instead of the “your-lip-but-better” hues, the newest shades make a nostalgic statement with noticeable toffee pigment, as seen at Brandon Maxwell. Keep the rest of your makeup in the same tonal range to bring back the best of the ’90s.

2) Glitters and Metallics: Stila Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Garnet
It’s time to let your lips shine—and we’re not talking about gloss. At Maison Margiela, mouths were painted in silvers and blues, then made extra eye-catching via glitter and metallic finishes. Try it for a night out with subtle black eyeliner and mascara.

3) Rose Revival: Lancôme Lip Lover in Rose des Cygnes
After years on the backburner, classic rose is making a comeback. This time around, it feels modern when worn with matching hues dusted onto lids and cheeks, as seen at Anna Sui (and probably all over your Instagram feed too). Swipe on an extra coat of mascara as well to max out the girly vibes.

4) Full-Throttle Orange: Anna Sui Lipstick V in 601
For those craving a jolt of colour, the hottest hue to sport right now is bold orange. It was a runway hit for spring, featured at Jason Wu and Versus. At both, the statement lip was paired with highlighted cheekbones and groomed brows—make it your new weekend go-to.

5) Soft Grey: Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Punked Matte
In the wake of the black pout trend, grey is taking over as the latest de-saturated lippie. The look, which we spotted on countless runways, is definitely fashion-forward, and best worn with glowing skin for contrast. Nervous to try it? Ease your way into full grey with ashy lilac tones.