Fall Beauty Trends – Mulberry Lips

Red lipstick always works for fall but this season the most captivating looks featured a deep mulled-wine stain with rich chocolate undertones. Finishes ranged from creamy to matte to high patent-leather gloss.

Backstage, at the fall designer’s collections, it was all about wine-stained lips and paled-out, creamy white complexions. Remember darker hues lipstick need a more delicate touch to get it right. Make sure to do your prep work – buff away any flakes with an exfoliating lip treatment before applying your color. Another trick is to layer clear balm underneath your color to adjust the intensity of your lipstick to your liking.

Creamy mattes look sensational for day but one of my favorite nighttime looks is Sephora’s Rouge Shine Lipstick in Soul Mate with Smash Box’s High Shine Lip Gloss on top.

Clockwise from right to left: Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick in Soul Mate $12.00 www.sephora.com, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet $32.50 www.neimanmarcus.com, Cover Girl Queen Lipstick tawny Port $7.29 www.kmart.com, Maybellline High Shine Gloss Mocha Mazing $8.99 www.maybeline.com.
Photos above, clockwise from top left: Gucci, Etro, Rochas and Givenchy – all from their Fall 2012 runways.

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