If you’re stuck in a little bit of a make-up rut into the new year, lips are such an easy way to update your look without breaking the bank. If you’re in need of some inspiration, look no further than our My Baba guide to the hottest lip trends of 2018.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish

Before we begin, the perfect pout should always be prepped with a scrub to get the longest wear out of your lip colour, especially if you are tackling a matte lip. A cult product amongst make-up artists, Fresh sugar lip scrub will slough away dead skin, revealing a smooth base for your product. £19.50, Fresh

Fenty Lip Paint in Stunna

Still searching for the perfect red? Whilst we will always love our Mac Ruby Woo, Rihanna has launched Stunna as part of her Fenty range, aiming to produce a red to suit all skin tones. I was lucky enough to be gifted this over Christmas and the colour payoff is stunning. It’s a velvet-soft matte finish and most importantly, lasts all night long. £19, Harvey Nichols

Glossier Lip Gloss

If the last couple of years has been all about the perfect matte, 2018 heralds the comeback of the gloss. Brand-of-the-moment Glossier have mastered the perfect formula; with a gorgeous high-shine finish that won’t get stuck in your hair on a windy day (hurrah!). Layer over your favourite colour or wear alone to perfect this years’ youthful, dewy make-up trend. £11, Glossier

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Tell Laura

Shade of the moment has to be Tell Laura from Charlotte Tilbury. Part of her Hot Lips range, which teams up with a wide range of celebrities from Kim Kardashian (think nude, of course) to Helena Bonham Carter (a super dark berry); Tell Laura is inspired by model and writer Laura Baily and is a gorgeous coral-red that will take you from day to night flawlessly. £24, Charlotte Tilbury

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Power Plumping Gloss

If you’re not blessed with an Angelina Jolie pout, look no further than Injection Extreme Gloss from Too Faced. This super charged gloss-serum will immediately plump your lips, whilst their sophisticated technology provides lasting effects the more you use it. £22.00, Cult Beauty


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