Fall Makeup Trends: Dramatic Red Lips

Posted on August 1, 2012 by Leah


One of the runway’s hottest fall makeup trends this year is a deep red statement pout, on an otherwise flawless face. The lip is meant to be the feature of the face and can be cartoonish if the eye and cheek are too dramatic. When trying this look at home be sure to keep the skin fresh and simple.

To begin, make sure lip is well exfoliated to avoid any unsightly flaking. Using Aveda’s Nourish-Mint Renewing Lip Treatment is a great way to ensure soft, supple lips that are the ideal canvas for a goth red lip. To prep your pout, we recommend priming the lip by applying Nourish-Mint Lip Defining Pencil as a liner, and then also filling in the entire lip. This will extend your color wear and also prevent feathering and bleeding. Then, using a lip brush, apply color to the lips. Our favorites are Cherry Bud, Vanadinite, Poppy, and Passion Flower.

For a more dramatic effect, you can color the border of the lips with a darker shade, and slowly feather in a slightly lighter shade towards the center of the lip (think ombre for your lips!)

As always, Aveda’s Nourish-Mint lip products all have an organic spearmint and vanilla flavor, and they naturally plump lips while smoothing out fine lines.

Katie, Hair Designer, Gordon in Highland Park