As the weather starts to cool, one of my absolute favourite parts about the change in season is adding richer tones to your wardrobe. As much as I love white and soft shades, I have always had a soft spot for rich jewel hues too - either as a statement heel, jacket, flowers for our home or of course a beautiful lip colour. I adore lipsticks and glosses, they are such a wonderful way to make you feel beautiful and ready to go no matter how little time you have had to get ready that day.

So with the change in season here, I’m swapping out my brighter ‘summer’ shades for deeper hues. I asked the truly lovely Sam Hart, Smashbox Pro Artist how to create a perfect statement lip this season inspired from Pantone’s gorgeous colour of the year Marsala. You only need to do a quick google (or pinterest) search to quickly see why this rich, classic, wine inspired hue is such a favourite this season. I’d love to know what your favourite lip colour is this season, have a look below for Sam’s tips on how to create a beautiful Marsala hued lip this season. x

“For the perfect Marsala hued lip, first line the lip with the Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Figgy. The liner will prime the lip and stop the rich colour from bleeding.

Insider tip - try patting a creamy concealer around the outer line of your lip, this will help prevent any colour bleeding and leave your lips perfectly defined. Smashbox High Definition Concealer (RRP $39.00) is perfect for this.

Amp up the vibrancy by finishing off this look with Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Lacquer in Bordeaux (RRP $50.00) for a long lasting colour and a touch of gloss in one.

This look is all about the deep Marsala lip, so keep your skin looking fresh and youthful to keep the focus on your lips. I love using Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Primer (RRP $76.00) for a subtle all-over glow and then Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation (RRP $75.00) to create a naturally flawless finish. Add a little bronzer to the cheeks for a touch of colour – Smashbox Bronze Lights in Suntan Matte (RRP $48.00) has no shimmer, which makes it totally foolproof.

Your brows should be kept natural but perfectly shaped with Smashbox Brow Tech To Go (RRP $43.00), and the eyes are warm with a touch of gold or champagne to compliment the lips – a light sweep of Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Eye Shadow in Quartz is all you need. And voilà! A beautiful Marsala-inspired look that’s bang on-trend and will look amazing day or night.”

- Sam Hart, Smashbox Pro Artist

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