Rachel Roy Fall 2009
Trend Alert: Black is the New.. Black?
Black lips have been trending (thank you YSL) since last fall, and this season, they are making another comeback. From runways to celebrities, this trend does not seem to be going away as much as some wish it would haha. Don’t worry though, with a little tweaking, this trend can be totally wearable!!
Instead of opting for a straight black lip shade , try choosing darker shades of your regular colored lipsticks. Deep, dark reds and blackberry’s will look gorgeous on you this fall. Just remember, whenever you have a dramatic lip, go easy on everything else! Keep the eyes more neutral to shift the focus on your pout.
Kim Kardashian by Makeup Artist Troy Jensen
This season, even several of the cosmetic companies are jumping on the black lip bandwagon, and coming out with whole collections inspired by this vampy trend (and most likely because of the popularity of Twilight).
MAC is coming out with a line called Style Black at the end of September which will include “Black Knight,” a creamy black lipstick, “Midnight Media,” a dense matte lipstick, “Blackware,” a true black lipgloss along with several other sheer black lipglosses with pink and gold pearls.
Chanel will be releasing their “black” collection in September, and this one seems a lot more wearable. It includes three shades of deep lipsticks. “Hysteria,” an eggplant black, “Maniac,” a deep black red, and “Obscure,” a brown black. This collection looks gorgeous, check out the advertising!! So hot!
Jean Paul Gaultier A/W 09/10
Trend Report: Sharp, Precision Lined Lips
Precise, crimson lips were all over the A/W 09/10 runways this season. The flawlessness and exactness of the perfect lines is outstanding and impressive. Rocking your version of sharp lips this winter is surefire way to give yourself an instant confidence booster! There’s something about this look that just screams “self-assured.”
To get the look, you need a sharp, lipliner pencil and a hot, dark red lipstick. Carefully outline your pout, and fill in the rest of your lips with your liner pencil. Since any red lip can be difficult to master, I recommend applying your lipstick with a lip-brush. It gives you more control and lets you get super exact, which you definitely need for this dramatic look. The sharpness and extremity is up to you; you might even need to exaggerate the points a little, depending on the natural shape of your lip.
Lipliners- Chanel makes an amazing liner called Precision Lip Definer. For my ladies on a budget, Wet and Wild makes great ones too (for like 99cents a pop!). The only downside: their selection of reds is a little sketch.
Lipsticks- Nars makes fabulous red lipsticks. Try “Fire Down Below” for this look.
Have fun with it! It’s only makeup