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Lipsticks – the single and most important makeup product that can instantly transform your look of the day within seconds. But it’s not always simply about picking a shade of colour and applying it to your lips; up your lipstick game with one of these trends that you have to familiarise yourself with.

1. Korean gradient lips

The Korean gradient lip is also often called “cherry lips”. It involves applying a lipstick of any shade in the inner parts of your lips, applying concealer on the outer parts of your  lips, then blending them together. Watch the video below to see how you can achieve these lips in under a minute!

The Laneige two-toned lip bar has lipsticks is designed to help you achieve the gradient lips look effortlessly. There are so many colours to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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2. Bitten lips

Yes, they look like lips that have just been bitten. They are thought to bring out the sexy and innocent look. The key is to make the inner parts of your lips look so red they look like they’ve just been bitten.

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Learn how to get it right with this video tutorial:

3. Metallic lips

Perfect if you’re going for a bold look. Not for the faint-hearted, definitely.

metallic lips


Try nude metallic lipsticks if you’re not as bold but still want to give this trend a go. We recommend the Lipstick Queen Metallic rose-gold nude:

nude metallic


4. Matte lips

This velvety finish lipstick trend is making a comeback in 2016! Matte lipsticks can be a little drying though, so be sure to exfoliate your lips and apply lip balm  before application.

matte lips


5. Glossy lips

Glossy lips shine so much they look wet. To make them look even glossier, apply a layer of lip gloss over the lip colour.