The lipstick shades of choice as seen at Cannes Film Festival

Pucker up to the key shades chosen by the celebrities... If it's good enough for them...

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Words by Emma Connell
May 26th, 2016

What better way to transform an outfit than a dash of something daring across those lips. It’s a sure fire way to quite literally turn that frown upside down. Shocking pink, classic matte red and vampy oxblood were only a few of the colours splashed across those smackers on the SS16 catwalks. It would be hard for even those fond of cautious cosmetics to not want to dabble in this look.

As one of the main style events of the year, we examined the perfect pouts on Cannes’ elite to see which shades were the ones to follow.

Vermilion red 

When in doubt add a splash of red to your pout. Preferably one with an orange hue. This trend was seen in plentitude on some of Cannes’ most famous pouts, with the likes of Rosie Huntington Whitley donning a matching outfit and lipstick combo, whilst Kristen Stewart added a pop of colour to her all black ensemble. This is definitely a shade to be sporting this summer.

Touch of nude 

You can never go wrong with a classic nude when you want to have all eyes on, well, your eyes. This timeless hue proved its worth by pulling together some of the most romantic looks which appeared in Cannes this year. Kendall Jenner, Doutzen Kroes and Lily Rose Depp were a few of the beauties that portrayed this effortless look in sheer elegance.

Lilac lips 

The new daring shade everyone is talking about. Aishwarya Rai was the talk of the town when she debuted her purple pout among Cannes’ elite last week. However she wasn’t the only one this year to be sporting the unconventional hue as Rihanna and Selena Gomez were pictured earlier this year beating her to it. You have to give it to these raven haired beauties, they succeeded in pulling off this extreme look in utter finesse.

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