Sold: Tweed woman Coral Kelly knows the importance of lipstick.
Sold: Tweed woman Coral Kelly knows the importance of lipstick. Crystal Spencer

Nans ahead of the fashion pack

WHILE modern-day fashionistas turn up their noses at “nanna style”, it turns out grandmothers are ahead of the fashion pack and favour more adventurous lip colours than their younger counterparts.

Perfectly groomed locks and scarlet lips used to be the order of the day, but recent make-up trends suggest that women are reaching for the nude lipstick or not reaching for the lipstick at all.

Coral Kelly is a Tweed woman who knows the importance of glamorous lipstick, and said that young women are no longer embracing cosmetics.

“Wearing lipstick shows your face to the best of its advantage; I always wear it and my mother was the same,” Ms Kelly said.

“It was a trend growing up, but in the past 40 years young women have stopped wearing make-up.”

Ms Kelly said that applying a touch of lipstick is not about vanity but about taking pride in yourself.

“People always say you look just as beautiful without make-up but it makes you happier in yourself,” Ms Kelly said.

The 10 hottest lipstick colours predicted for the Australia 2010 spring season are mostly nude hues, a far cry from the red lipsticks that have flown off the cosmetic shelves in previous years.

However, Australian women may soon be reaching for their grandmother’s lipstick, with a number of make-up gurus such as lipstick philanthropist and author Poppy King, who summed up the power of red lips.

“If I were a superhero, red lipstick would be my cape.

“With it, I feel confident, proud, empowered. Without it, I’m invisible,” said Ms King.



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