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Lip service

We’re not just paying lip service – we’ve got the lowdown on the hottest lipstick trends for 2020.



Punk pout

As seen on the Max Mara SS20 runway, dark, bold lippies are making their mark amongst the other lipstick trends of 2020.

Swipe on a moody oxblood red or dark violet colour and you’re sure to turn heads – bonus points for pairing with sheer grey eyeshadow.

Cherry gloss

Reigning supreme since the lipstick’s first creation more than 150 years ago, the classic red lippy has never really left the fashion arena.

This year we can expect to see the striking colour take on a vibrant vinyl effect, with high-shine lacquers endorsed by fashion heavyweights like Louis Vuitton and Sies Marjan appearing on runways the world over.

90’s throwback

Getting sick of the 90’s throwbacks yet?

Neither are we! Visible lipliner is quietly making itself known amongst celebrities like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West.

How to: for a simple, natural look, outline your lips using pencil that’s a couple of shades darker than your natural lip colour, then swipe on a clear gloss and you’re all set.

Wet-look lips

Judging by some of the hottest fashion shows, lipgloss has stolen the spotlight from the once-popular liquid matte.

One simple coat of clear gloss is all that’s needed, but for something ultra-sweet, take inspiration from Chanel’s ‘strawberry-bitten’ lips: lipstick in just the middle of the lips, blended out on the outer edges for a diffused effect, and a layer of gloss on top for ‘juicy texture’.


Face Value

Lip Service: Face Value

Ever since Romeo offered his as “two blushing Pilgrims” to Juliet, we have paid attention to the attractiveness of lips.


Face Value


The cosmetic approach to lips is subject to fashion trends and swings between the very full ‘Angelina Jolie’ pout and those seeking more natural looking volume. “We find nowadays most women don’t necessarily want their lips to be the focus of attention,” says Face Value’s Dr Philip Frost.

“They want something that blends and harmonises with the rest of their features, subtly accentuating their mouth without screaming ‘overdone’. In this way, lip augmentation has become a very customisable procedure; it’s all about working with your unique features to create a look designed especially for you.”

Lip augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures carried out at Face Value and involves injecting dermal filler into the lips to give them a youthful plumpness and add more definition. As well as changing the lip size for those who desire bigger lips, this procedure can be used to correct a host of concerns including wrinkles around the lip area and redefining the cupid’s bow. It’s about balance and symmetry as well as volume. As with all cosmetic procedures carried out by Dr Frost, it should complement the overall appearance of your face, be age appropriate and not be immediately obvious.


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