Perhaps you've been wary of the statement lip trend thus far but it may be time to rethink your apprehension as the runways for fall prove this trend is sticking around. As we shelf our barely-there balms and lip glosses, we turn to rich, full-bodied lipsticks. So which shades should you go for?
Nudes: MUFE "Matte Caramel" TOO FACED "Spice Spice Baby" // Pinks: YSL "Rose Culte" BITE BEAUTY "Vidal" // Reds: HOURGLASS "Icon" GUERLAIN "Habit Rouge" // Plums: MARC JACOBS "Little Pretty" TOM FORD "Bruised Plum"
- Au Naturale: A fresh faced, "no-makeup" make up is always right on trend. Look for my-lips-but-better shades that are one to two shades darker than your natural lip color to avoid looking washed out.
- Bold Pinks: Think of fuchsia's and bright berry shades as fall's answer to hot pink. It's bright but with more purple undertones than the cool blue undertones of summer.
- Red Wine: While all shades of red are perfectly acceptable (I'm partial to those bright, tomato red's myself), the quintessential deep, rich burgundy is a fall staple year after year. Texture is as important as color so experiment with velvety mattes and high-shine glosses.
- Purple Plums: Perhaps the most daring choice of this bunch, deep purples have carved out a niche for themselves this season. It may look crazy in the tube but try it on for size--it's dramatic and universally flattering. Just remember to keep the rest of the face relatively neutral.