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Trend Alert: Vamp Lips


I was thinking the other day as I was looking through all the Fall magazine issues. Rich, vamp-y lips, dark nails, and amazing brows are making their way into the lineups this fall amongst designers, and beauty musings alike. Back in the day I always tend to steer very clear of anything other than peachy pinks, or nudes for the lips. But something about this season has me really obsessed with the rich, vampy lips. Shades or berry, wine and current seem to be making their way into my makeup stash, and having me go where I have never gone before. A slick of rich oxblood shades on the lips, and I think my fall makeup stash has for sure been updated.  I now bring you a bit of Fall Lip Love…

Now when it comes to achieving the perfect fall pout, you have to usually do a bit of prep action. Dark colors can tend to go on patchy and settle into those pesky dry areas on the lips. So always prep the lips, with a bit of exfoliation to rid lips of dry skin followed be a good lathered up coat of balm. And then let the dark lip makeover begin.  A lacquered up lip of deep berry or vamped up red starts with a crisp lining of shading of the lips. For this step I tend to reach for Chanel Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Liner in Amarante – $29 USD.This lip pencil is creamy, yet precise with application. Packed with a bit of silicone this pencil goes on the lips with a punch of pigmented color while helping moisturize the lips with a bit of Vitamin E.  Instant Love!
Now on to the main event… Whether a glossy, rich lip is your style or a matte, creamy lip color is more your speed; these lip choices are beautiful on the lips and work for all skin tones.  


 – Amping up the Berry- Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Controve $34 USD is a beautiful glossy like lip stick that has the staying power of a lip stain. It goes on beautifully adding a bit of oomph to the lips. Never sticky and never drying on the lips this stuff is a beauty bag must have for fall.
– Tossing on some Wine- MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Hang Up$15 USD is phenomenal. A creamesheen formula to add a bit of glossy oomph to the lips; this rich wine berry shade is absolutely stunning on the lips. You can sheer it out by wearing it without a liner underneath, or you can up the oomph by adding a few layers to achieve the level of vamp that you are looking to achieve. 
– Add a dash of Currant- Philosophy Word of Mouth Lipstick in Sensation- $14 USD is hands down beautiful; it is a oldie but goodie that I have had in my stash for some time. However Philosophy is no longer making lipsticks a great dupe is this one by Bare Minerals in Lead the Way. It is a beautiful rich plumberry that can add some instant fabulousness to the lips.  The formula goes on smooth and adds hydration to the lips; super rich, super creamy and high in pigment. Hands down AH-MAZING!!!!

So there you have it a bit of vamp lip love is my lip makeover for fall. One thing I can honestly say about fall’s line up of vampy lips, is that they tend to give you a bit of a ‘kick ass’ sort of attitude that can take you from fall into winter; taking any look from just blah to a bit of dazzle. A bit of a bold lip chased with a lighter eye, and voila your instant fall glamour look is complete. Now the real question begins- Are you a berry kind of girl or a deep, vampy plum?  The choice is yours- heck try both…  You can never have too much Vamp!!!

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