The sheer and glossy lipstick trend is undoubtedly pretty, but we can’t help craving for a bit of change and drama every now and then. And it’s all perfectly on trend, as lipstick shades on the runways have gotten darker.
Julien Macdonald London Fall 15
Brick and plum-red shades were mostly worn all over the lips at shows like Julien Macdonald and Tods.
Tods Milan Fall 15
On the other hand, berry to bruised plum lips were worn with an ombre effect or feathered out at the edges at Marchesa, Marc Jacobs and Olympia Le Tan.
Marc Jacobs New York Fall 15
If all this sounds a little too daunting for you, then here’s what we advise: Start out sheer with moisturising, glossier formulas like the new Dior Addict Lipstick in 976, which gives the lips a juicy plum glow, to ease into the look.
Dab on your lipstick for a look similar to those seen backstage at Marc Jacobs.
Another “safe” way to wear these colours are by dabbing on the matte formulas – try Urban Decay’s Revolution Matte range or Lipstick Queen’s Velvet Rope lipsticks – for a light stain on your lips. Do this by warming up a little bit of the lipstick on the back of your hand, then apply it with your fingers. When you’re ready, try wearing the brick red shades all over your lips first, before moving onto the darker ones.
Now here’s the full list of lipsticks that are perfect for nailing the look with, have fun!
#1 Nars Lipstick in VIP Red
$38, available at all Nars counters and Sephora Ion and Marina Bay Sands
#2 Urban Decay Revolution Matte in Blackmail or Bad blood
$33, available at Sephora
#3 Lipstick Queen, Velvet Rope in Black Tie
$73, available from October at Escentials
#4 Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Temaraire
$44, available at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty stores and counters
#5 Dior Addict Lipstick in 976
$48, available at all Dior Fragrance and Beauty stores and counters
#6, 7 M.A.C x Giambattista Valli in Charlotte and Eugenie
$34, available from September 12 at the M.A.C store in Ngee Ann City; and from September 13 at the M.A.C store in Bugis Junction, Sephora ION and Tangs
#8 YSL Beaute Rouge Volupte Shine, 35
$49, available at all YSL Beaute stores and counters
Get the best tips on how to make these lipsticks last longer, and if you’re not feeling the dark lip trend, try these skin brightening coral ones instead.