"I have to admit that many seasons have been very repetitious or repetitive; however [this season] slightly varied from the norm, bringing back fun and strong femininity in lip selections, such as the use of lip liners to bring back a sculpted deep burgundy, various shades of reds - blue reds and pinkish reds - which I loved seeing and placing on women," says Orlando.
"The boldness of the strong brow and occasional metallics via Mehron's Metallic Powders on the eye as shadow or simply just a liquid liner are a plus when combined with these lip shades to create an ultra confident yet striking look that will turn heads."
For Orlando it feels very Latina with a strong Spanish influence that will easily transcend into a spring twist. "With Mehron L.I.P Cream it becomes super easy to translate the runway lip trends and modify them using the various shades combined to suit your color and complexion, yet keeping it current in trend. From the Catwalk to the Sidewalk, I have to say that my go-to color right now is L.I.P Cream in Chocolate Cherry, which is EVERYWHERE right now and looks incredible paired with a flawless complexion, strong brows, and minimum influence of a metallic eye with tons of flirtatious lashes.
James Vincent - Bare, Bright & Bold
"Lip color [this season] is keeping me excited with its mix of bare, bright and bold," says James Vincent. "The trends allow every woman to wear what best expresses who they are at the moment. Pair metallic smokey eyes with a nearly nude lip for an easy every day or dramatic night time look. Mehron L.I.P Cream in Natural is the ideal camel nude for every skin tone. Add Metallic Powder in Bronze or Gold for a gilded look that looks like it stepped off of the red carpet."
For a more classic Hollywood look that keeps it modern, James likes red to make the statement. "Pair two shades of L.I.P Cream together for a red lip that is unexpected. Start with a red lip pencil and add on an orange red shade such as L.I.P Cream in Poppy over the lip. Finish it with a blue based red color like L.I.P Cream in Big Apple only in the center for a look that brightens the eyes, whitens the teeth and takes your look to red carpet ready." For a big statement, James chooses bold and bright colors. "Add dimension and shine. Press Glosstone PRO in Pink Crush or L.I.P Cream in Wild Plum into the lip with your finger for a stained effect that lasts all day. Add some gloss in the center of the lip for shine and you are camera ready.”