Kissing away winter blues

Read on for the latest fashion blog from our exclusive in-centre stylist, Kerry Finlay. Learn more about her personal styling service here.

These gloomy days got you feeling ho hum? Kiss those mid winter blues away with a bright lip and find out why this might be the quick fix your winter wardrobe needs.

While winter dressing is normally dark and heavy, a bold and bright lip is the easiest and most cost effective way to add a colour burst to your wardrobe.

Cool toned and best in silver jewellery? Look for a blue based red, pink or plum as this is most flattering for your complexion, while those who are warm toned and best in gold jewellery, can’t go wrong with a coral, peach or spicey lipsticks.

A great way to introduce a bold lip into your wardrobe is to pair it with the prints you are wearing. Simply choose a colour to pull through from the print and onto your lip.

This a great way to tie your outfit together and to make it less about the print and more about your total outfit.

If a bold lip is a little too much for you - a neutral lipstick is just as beautiful. A little tip here is to ensure the colour is deeper than your natural lip colour to avoid looking washed out and see this an opportunity to play up on your eyes.

Layer your eyeliner with eyeshadow for multi dimensional eye framing and don’t forget lashings of mascara.

The best way to prep your lips for a lippy that lasts, is to brush over your lips with a small amount of foundation and a dusting of setting powder - this gives the lipstick something to grip to and help it last throughout the day.

Our beauty teams at Mecca, Life Pharmacy and Farmers would love to help you choose the perfect pout this winter.