Makeup trend: statement lips

Statement lips are perfect for winter – they liven up cosy outfits and brighten pale winter complexions. The most flattering shade for all complexions is a bright hot pink – just make sure it's not too deep – the key is to find a colour that POPS!

Check out some of our favourite looks for inspiration, below:

Taylor Momson of Gossip Girl goes fluoro and Lady Gaga pulls off the hardest of them all – lavender lips

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Camilla Belle and Alexis Bledel rocking 'Barbie Lips' – one of this seasons hottest, and most flattering trends

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Agness Deyn and Kate Walsh with popping blood orange lips

Unfortunately you can't just slap some bright lipstick on and go (ok, you can, but flaky lips and lipstick all over your teeth should be left to Nana Pauline). It is a good idea to exfoliate your lips with a soft flannel or old toothbrush beforehand, and condition them well – dry lips and bright colours do not go well together.

Liner is a MUST – so a nude coloured lip-liner is a great investment as it will work with all shades. It helps the lipstick stay in place and stops it from bleeding outside the natural line of the lips.

FashioNZ loves this look matte, but if you are more of a juicy lips type of girl then a dollop of clear gloss in the centre of the bottom lip will look fab.

In terms of the rest of your face, keep in simple – a perfect base, a little bronzer, and some fat lashes is all you need.

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