Move over matte lipstick! This season, lips are taking on a glossier appearance. From a delicate flush of colour to a simple sheen, read on to find out how to perfect the top beauty trend for SS20. If the thought of lip gloss makes you think of a sticky, tacky mess, then fear not, because this season while lips are glossy, they also come with a comfortable, nourishing formula that will leave your pout with a voluptuous shine. Seen on the catwalks of multiple spring/summer 2020 runways, Chanel opted for a juicy strawberry lip, paired with sun-kissed skin for a super fresh finish, while Off-White and Giambattista Valli kept it simple with a touch of clear gloss over barely-there makeup. Fancy a bold and daring approach? Marques Almeida opted for gothic black lipstick and then layered gloss over the top for a high-shine finish. Whether you want to brighten your complexion with a splash of colour or keep it minimal with a nourished sheen, we’ve got you covered with the tips below… HINT: Preparation is key. Ever heard the phrase, ‘your house is only as strong as its foundation’? Well, the same applies to your lips. A smooth base will allow you to apply your products with ease and will prevent a flaky, uneven texture. Prior to starting your makeup, use a lip scrub to remove dry skin from the lips, then follow with a hydrating balm. Clean Slate If you favour a natural look then follow in the footsteps of Giambattista Valli and pair dewy, glass-like skin with a slick of sheer gloss. Opt for an iridescent finish to add a touch of sparkle reminiscent of the 90s, or stick to a clear formula for a mirror-like finish. Fuss-free and effortless, it couldn’t be simpler! Lip Gloss in ‘White Space’Stila14Berry Lip FixSkyn Iceland12 Just Bitten Add a youthful flush of colour to your lips by applying a coral, pink or red lipstick to the very centre of the lips with your ring finger, blending outwards and stopping just before you meet the lip border for a ‘just been kissed’ finish. Once complete, apply a gloss over the top to give your lips a plump and juicy appearance and team with luminous, bronzed skin, and a soft brown eye. MATTE’ificent Lipstick in ‘Soirée’Stila16Lip Lift Max in ‘Honey Sheen’Pixi12 Gothic Noir If you like to make a statement with your makeup, this look is for you! Whilst deep-plum coloured lipsticks might make you think of winter, this season saw vampy pouts soar in popularity, adding a cool and unexpected contrast against feminine springtime garments. Line your lips with a pencil for a crisp edge, colouring in the centre for a long-lasting base, then go over the top with your lipstick in your chosen shade, before layering a co-ordinating coloured gloss over the top for a vinyl finish. Lip Liner in ‘Vamp’Pur16Hydrating Lipstick in ‘Jacquard’AUTOGRAPH10Lip Lacquer in ‘Plum Shine’AUTOGRAPH10 Tuesday tries to ensure that every image we use is credited to the original source. If you believe any credit to be incorrect, please let us know at [email protected].