5 ways to wear the trend
Play it subtle: To test the trend, start with two colours very similar to each other. At Rajdeep Ranawat’s show, lips were lined and filled in a pinkish-peach shade, and then the centres were painted in bright matte orange.
Soften brights: When a neon lip colour feels too loud, take a cue from the Christian Dior girls and blur the edges of your lips with a lighter colour or with a matte concealer.
Create fuller lips: Play with different shades of a particular colour to create the illusion of a fuller lip. At Anju Modi, red lips were stained in the middle with a merlot hued lip colour that effectively amplified pouts.
Pump up the pout: What a gloss can do, shimmer does better. Dab a touch of highlighter or champagne shimmer powder in the centre of your lips. The make-up crew at Sanchita nailed the trick. While you’re at it, add a little highlighter in your cupid’s bow too, to enhance the shape of your lip.
Be bold: Next time you’re wearing a straightforward, solid dress, make your lips the statement accessory. As seen at Masaba for Satya Paul, pick two blindingly bright colours that are complementary (pinks and oranges, reds and oranges, pinks and purples) and paint the top lip in one and the bottom lip in the other colour.