lcosenza Feb 17, 2012

Beauty trends come and go (some not as quickly as we’d like!). And then… then there are the fabulous perennials. They return each season with a slight twist. The red lip has always been a runway favorite but this season it was all about context. In stark contrast to the no-makeup makeup looks on countless Fall/Winter 2012 runways (ummmm…. snooze-fest!), the perfectly painted red pout paired with porcelain skin seriously popped. A major departure as well from the 70s and 80s inspired full face applications we’d been seeing (color on eye, cheek AND lip), cherry red kissers looked fresh on a bare face created by an even canvas of matte foundation in an exact skin match or one shade lighter (think: Twilight + pinup) Spotted at Wes Gordon, Gucci, Jill Sander and Ralph Lauren to name a handful, the fall/winter 2012 red lip was strongly crafted, defined, and highly saturated. Make a lip statement now and forever with these five simple tips:
  • Always exfoliate lips prior to wearing bold or matte lipcolor.
  • Apply lipcolor using precise brush strokes versus straight from the tube.
  •  Detail edges with concealer on a synthetic bristle brush (this will also stop feathering/bleeding).
  • Balance and anchor the face by filling in the brows.
  • Use a straw when sipping to avoid constant reapplication.

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