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Pantone Of The Month: Flame

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Summer’s fun-loving Pantone is Flame - a bright orange red that’ll be just the thing to make a statement this season.

It’s just what some needs to make a change from the pastels and prints of summer fashions - a bright, outgoing can’t-miss-it orange red that makes a beautiful accent or that you can embrace all-in for show-stopping summer styles.

There hasn’t been a Pantone that has lent itself so perfectly to a statement lip than Flame for quite some time. It’s orange red hues are the kind of colour you’ll find in a highly pigmented liquid lipstick like Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Anna Nicole, £16, the pigment pay-off and the long-lasting formula mean you’ll be able to go bold with a colour that lasts all day. Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Flash Chill, £19, gives the intensity of redness with the brightness of orange in a creamy, comfortable formula. Red lips do well with liner to help keep that feathering and bleeding at bay and Milani Colour Statement Lip Liner in True Red, £4.50, delivers a creamy, full looking line to lips.

Darker skins can wear this season’s Pantone in their Blush and one like NARS Blush in Liberte, £23, adds warmth and prettifies with minimal effort. If you dare then red eyeliner, which flatters green eyes, can be a seasonal change and NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Fire, £5.50, or for the colour and packaging Christian Louboutin OEil Vinyle Luminous Ink Liner, £58, is a remarkably wearable red for a striking accent.

Perhaps the easiest place to wear a Flame-inspired tone is on your nails. It’s the quintessential summer pedicure and offers a new way of wearing a classic red manicure. Essie Fifth Avenue, £7.99, is a suits-all orange red varnish with a high-shine finish, CND Shellac in Mambo Beat, £12.45, is the colour to ask for at the salon if you like a long-lasting gel mani or if you love a DIY manicure then OPI Red Hot Rio, £12.50, gives a high-shine finish in a rich red hue.

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