Selena Gomez, Suki Waterhouse and Beyonce Knowles at the Met Ball 2014 (Rex)
In contrast to last year’s punk theme, this year’s Met Ball paid tribute to Charles James, the ‘first American couturier’ and the red carpet was awash with some seriously stunning haute couture gowns and of course, some stellar beauty looks. Year in, year out, us beauty girls can’t help but swoon over the sea of red lips, Hollywood cascading curls and perfectly smoked eyes that hit the Met Ball carpet, although we were over the moon to spy a new trend this year- the mulberry lip.
We’ve spent the week swooning over the vampy deep red lips sported by the likes of Suki Waterhouse, Beyoncé, Selena Gomez and Amber Heard. Plus, to really seal the trend, models at both Moschino and Helmut Lang’s spring/summer shows were also rocking this seriously cool, high-impact punch. And with that, we can declare that this super-sexy, wine-coloured mouth is the beauty trend of the month and something we can’t wait to try out come Saturday night.
(Jason Lloyd Evans)
Alas, how can us mere mortals achieve the look? For a graphic, understated take on the trend use a forefinger to delicately pat colour onto the lip, adding a slightly lighter shade to the inner section of the lip for added volume. Want to go the whole way? Begin by drawing the outline of the lip with a red lip-liner, before painting on the hue of your choice with a delicate brush. A slick of clear lacquer guarantees a perfectly polished finish. Go on, we dare you!
Click through the gallery below and check out the top 10 mulberry lip colours- the choice is yours!