Berry Lips

By Martha Lynn
Berry Lips

Berry LipsThere’s just something about a berry stained pucker that screams drama! I must confess that I am crushing on the fall lip trends big time — especially these berry options. I love that you don’t need to do much else with your makeup when it comes to a bold lip and it is something you can keep in your purse to take your look from day to night in an instant. Whether you are more of a strawberry fan or want to go for the drama like Whitney’s raspberry lips, there’s a perfect berry shade for every complexion.

You’ll want to spend some time playing around with various shades: I recommend thinking about your favorite everyday lipstick and then turning it up a notch or two in the berry shades. For example, I tend to go more brown with my everyday color so I would choose a berry shade that leans toward deep raisin. If you’re a pink girl then try a raspberry tone like the one pictured here. I don’t believe in strict beauty rules because ultimately you have to love it regardless of skin tones or hair color. But chances are your everyday color already suits you and will give you a great jumping off place to try this trend!

What to wear: I think sticking to neutral shades really allows the lips a chance to play center stage.  I absolutely LOVE the idea of an all winter white ensemble with a merlot shade on the lips.

Matte vs Glossy: When deciding whether to go matte or glossy consider the occasion. I think the glosses or lip stains lend themselves to a more casual effect while a matte lip just begs for a night on the town! Check out this tutorial on how to turn your regular lipstick to a matte lip in an instant. And scroll down for my favorite picks for berry lip products this fall:

Berry LipsBerry LipsSUPPLIES:

top left:  Estee Lauder Wet Plum
top right:  Nars Sixties Fan
center:  AERIN Rose Balm Lipstick Wild Lilac
bottom left:  Smashbox Vivid Violet
bottom right:  Estée Lauder Liquid Petals