Any fashionista worth her weight in Jimmy Choos knows that a bold lip is as vital to fall fashion as a pair of black boots. Aside from a spectacular statement necklace, lip color is one of those accessories that can completely alter the vibe of a look. While spring and summer were chocked full of bright lips in pinks, corals and oranges, the fall season is all about the dark side. Rich, luxe hues in burgundies and magentas are ideal for making a statement while a classic nude lip will take you far for just about any occasion.
Bold in Burgundy
If rocking black lips were socially acceptable, fashion lovers would be all over it. Trust. But alas, full on black lips are still a relatively shunned beauty trend, with deep, dark burgundies serving as the next best thing. There’s something so, so glamorous about dark lips paired with luxurious fabrics and textures come fall and winter. Our favorite to rock from September through February? Nars’ Train Bleu — a rich burgundy that borders on spellbinding. Pair this with anything from monochromatic black to a vintage T-shirt and jeans for a hot look perfect for cold weather.
The nude lip has reigned supreme for several seasons now and there’s good reason why it will reign for seasons more – it’s all in the eyes. Fashionistas love drawing attention to a gorgeous set of peepers, rocking everything from faux lashes to white under-eyeliner to create a doe-eyed effect. And so, a fabulous but subtle lip is key to nailing the smokey eye/nude lip combination. While we detest pale beige lips, rose and mauve are stunning colors with which to create a variety of stunning looks. Kat Von D’s Lolita, a long-wearing liquid lipstick, will provide all of the sensibility of a nude lip with the rich color that glamour girls crave.
While fall and winter are usually inundated in drab hues, a burst of bold color is always welcome. As proven by some of Hollywood’s favorite celeb makeup artists, a hot look doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Wet n’ Wild’s Cherry Picking is amongst our absolute favorites – the perfect combination of red and magenta. Rich, long-lasting and ridiculously inexpensive ($2.49!), this shade is sure to top off tons of looks. Pair with black and white combinations or with sparkly numbers for those holiday soirees.