The Notepad: Sana Butt

Sana Butt, CEO of Sana Butt Beauty Bar & Spa talks about the lip colour trends she’s looking forward to this season

January 15, 2017

Sana Butt, the CEO of Sana Butt Beauty Bar & Spa talks about the lip colour trends she’s looking forward to this season

Sparkle of pink glitter

Glittery shades of pinks are trending this winter. This colour looks glamorous when worn to a party, dinner, concert or a wedding. Depending on the occasion, any shade of pink can go well with glitter without being overdone.
Try: MAC’s ‘Force of Love’ lipstick with ‘Lime Crime Aries’ glitter coat.

Mid-tonal warm brown

A warm brown hue will make you look on point. It’s not a dramatic hue, and it can easily be worn across the apples of your cheeks and eyelids to match. This colour is perfect for college girls.
Try: ‘The Estée Edit’ by Estée Lauder.

Terracotta brown

With the 90s back in style, brown ended up being my perfect transition shade. This rusty shade of brown adds dimension to your lips. Terracotta has a little shimmer, a little more colour can make the lips look even browner. It all depends on how much you apply and what colour you desire.

Try: MAC’s ‘Taupe’ lipstick or Burberry’s ‘Brown Sugar Lip Mist’.

True maroon

This bold lipstick colour gives the perfect retro vibe. On regular days, stick to minimal eye make-up and blush on to balance things out. This colour will be trending even when you are looking at your wedding pictures 20 years down the line.

Try: Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Rouge Volupté’ with SPF 15.

Classic red

From the most classic look to an ultra-modern look, a deep, classic, red lipstick looks flawless whenever you want to make a fashion statement. This crimson colour is perfect to swipe over your pout, just take a cue from Adele, Taylor Swift and Marilyn Monroe!

Try: ‘Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil’ by Nars or Cover Girl’s ‘Lip Perfection Lipstick’.

Pretty coral

A coral colour lipstick shade is great for everyday wear. It can be worn to work, parties or get togethers. This peachy-orange shade is good to go without liner and suits most skin tones — even if you are dusky.

Try: Maybelline’s ‘Iced Coral 137 Colour Show Lipstick’.

Absolute nude

Balmy buffs, matte browns and shiny tan shades work for every complexion. Nude lips look best when the colour is one shade lighter or darker than your complexion, rather than an exact match.

Try: Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Iconic Nude Lip Cheat’ or Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Very Victoria Matte Revolution Lipstick’.


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