Re-think your focus on eyes and lips for a super-fast, super-easy summer style update. Here are seven perfect pairings of chic sunglasses and lovely lip colours.
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The Cat’s Meow & Orange Crush
The modified cat eye is the summer’s ‘it’ eyewear shape. Black is a safe choice, but an amber pair is even more feline ’n fabulous. Dab on a bright orange kisser for a complete picture of modern glamour.
Try: KayTran Eyewear ‘Allison’ sunglasses, $295, www.kaytran.com, Illamasqua Lipstick in Flare, $28, www.sephora.com
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Flying High & Purple Reign
A chic covered crossbar gives the classic aviator an updated silhouette. With neutral tones of gold, brown and beige on the eyes, dial up the drama with a sheer plum lip colour. Pen formulas make dark shades easy to apply; for a natural look concentrate colour on the centre of your mouth then blend out.
Try: Piening aviator sunglasses, $12, www.aldoshoes.com/ca-eng/accessories, Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Voluptuous Violet, $19, www.sears.ca
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Shady Lady & Just Peachy
Large scale, dark frame sunnies make everyone look instantly chic. Add striking gold detail to the equation and the effect is magnified. And to enhance your mystery woman status, choose a pretty peach lip colour that’s understated yet elegant.
Try: Oakley Changeover sunglasses, $175, www.ca.oakley.com, Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lip Gloss in Candy, $24, www.ebeauty.ca
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Bright Future & Juicy Fruit
Every accessory is better when it’s brighter. Sunglasses are no exception so don’t shy away from punchy shades, like coral. And don’t be afraid to add an equally strong pop of colour to your lips. A complementary tone, like fuchsia, can create a dynamic duo.
Try: Marc by Marc Jacobs coral sunglasses, $115, www.holtrenfrew.com, Guerlain Beaute Shine Automatique in Extrait de Rose, $40, www.thebay.com
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Prints Charming & Pink Lady
Sunnies with a splashy print are like summer fun for your face. But your lips don’t have to take a back seat completely. Zero in on a skin tone-friendly shade from the multi-hued print and choose a lip stain for a soft finish that won’t overwhelm.
Try: Zigzag print wayfarer, $7, www.canada.forever21.com, Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Tarnish in Caught on Tape, $23, www.sephora.com
Circle Dance & Pale Fire
Wondering what the ‘it’ sunglass shape for stylists is this season? Take a cue from famed fashion maven Rachel Zoe and think big and round. Saucer shapes deliver daring paparazzi-worthy style, so a mouth lightly tinted in pale pink is all you need.
Try: Stella McCartney round sunglasses, $225 USD, www.net-a-porter.com, Nars Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil in Seashell Pink, $30, www.thebay.com
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