Fall 2012 Makeup Trend: Bold Lips and Brows
With September just around the corner, we've been overdosing on fall makeup and fashion. Two of the trends that stuck with us were the bold crimson lip and big, full brows as seen at Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta and Chanel. The vampy, deep lip in shades of red, magenta and purple isn't for a wallflower but we're finding it refreshingly sexy. A polished, bushy brow is the antidote to over plucking and we love the drama it creates by framing the eyes.
Trend Alert: This season's crimson lip is not the red lip of the past. Go for a glossy, stained effect with deep purple undertones. Make them a major focal point by adding an ombre effect and lining them with purple or even black.
While all these models look amazing, we had to ask ourselves, could a mere mortal pull it off? Well, we tried it and you tell us!
We are well aware that the bight lights of the runway wash out a face, but we figure you get the idea. We're still on the fence about whether or not this look is wearable but there are elements of it that definitely are. The key to any makeup is to keep things balanced; you don't want too many things attracting attention. Pick a feature and exaggerate it over all others. With this in mind, we're not sure if we'd do both brows and a magenta lip again, but one or the other could very well work!
Here's what we used to put together this runway interpretation:
1. Lush Cream Eyeshadow in Sophisticated (C$22.95) all over the lid, up to the crease for a bit of shimmer and neutral colour.
The lips were a bit more complicated and required a few coats and smudging to get the colour just right. Check out our ombre lip tutorial over here for more details. We used the two lipsticks all over and used a lighter lip colour in the middle on the top and bottom of the lip. We used the liner together to outline, creating a dark edge.
2. CoverGirl LipPerfection Liner in Sophisticated (C$7.47)
3. CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipstick in Euphoria (C$7.47)
4. Wet n' Wild Coloricon Brow and Eyeliner in Black Black (US$.99)
5. CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Lip Duo in Flashy (C$9.99)
For our brows, we filled in and extended using 6. Sephora Collection Eyebrow Editor Complete Brow Kit in Midnight Brown (C$23.00).
Lastly, we gave a good coat of mascara on the top and bottom lashes using 7. Givenchy Noir Couture 4 in 1 Mascara in Black Satin (C$35.00).
What do you think of this look chicks? Is this something you'd try?
(additional images via elle.com, lindsaythornemakeup.com, multiculturalbeauty.com)
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Yes to the lip colour, but a definite no to the brows. Maybe not so dark would help. They're almost black in the picture which is a little too much for me.
not a fan of anything. i don't like lipstick(dark,red,brown...whatever) and the dark eyebrows...eeewwwwww
love the lip color on you but not the he dark eyebrows
Looks great!! I prefer more natural colors though!
I have never tried this. This would be really very interesting trying this.
Totally not something I'd ever even try. It's not me at all. I like the lips, but the brows scare me a little. haha
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