Isn’t it brilliant when trends overlap with what you actually want to wear? Like a beauty Venn diagram, that sweet spot has been hit with autumn’s hottest hue – red. Here are some of the new must-haves and some classic buys, too.
Red lips don’t have to be a statement, but if that’s what you want, try Mac’s new Powder Kiss Lipstick in Shocking Revelation, R250). Max Factor Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipstick in Just Deluxe, R169,95, is a lovely matte colour that works for daytime, or go sheer with Clarins Water Lip Stain Lip Stain in Red Water, R300 for 7ml, and The Body Shop Lip Juicer in Strawberry, Pomegranate and Aloe, R100.
Red always flatters fingers and toes, so really, anything goes! Pick from perfectly chic Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Essentiel, R455, plummy Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer in Wanna Share A Tent, R135, or Catrice’s hippy-chic Fits All Skin Tones More Than Nude Nail Polish in Rosey-o & Sparklet, R69,95, over your favourite fiery shades.
Aim for a pretty rosy flush. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in Calypso Coral, R490, is a warm terracotta that’s perfect for olive and dark complexions. If you’re more fair, try Gosh Lumi Drops in Rose Blush, R161,40 for 15ml, or Benefit’s mango-hued Chachatint Lip & Cheek Stain, R475 for 10ml.
Compiled by Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens