Fall always reminds me of apple picking in the mid west when growing up, just like the crop of eye-catching red lips featured on fall’s catwalks. In fact, lips this season are a smorgasbord of fruits and wines: plums, berries, candy apples, bordeaux’s and burgandies. Texture is big this season too – shiny, matte and creamy – allowing us plenty of variety.
My personal favorite is Michelle Williams in the Louis Vuitton ad campaign, shot by the great Peter Lindbergh, for its new ‘W’ handbag (another set of images featuring the Capucines bag will be out in October). Her rich reddish burgandy lips, dark brows and platinum locks have created quite the buzz. I’ll bet money her look will be imitated by many this fall, platinum hair and all.
It’s time to start putting away our vivid pinks and coral lipsticks, and prep for the new season’s bold, luscious lips!
Clockwise from top left: Zac Posen, Nina Ricci, Vera Wang, Michelle Williams, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta.
Clock wise from top left: Perfekt Hollywood Red Lip Perfection Gel $24.00 Sephora, Glo Minerals Bordeaux Lipstick $12.80 Skin Beauty Mall, Nars 413 Blkr Warm Rose Brown $26.00 Nars Cosmetics, Kevin Aucoin The Expert Lipstick Blood Roses $35.00 Net-a-Porter, Revlon Matte Really Red Lipstick $6.80 DrugStore.com, Mac Red Lipstick $15.00 Mac Cosmetics.