GET THE LOOK | Vamping up the Lips

As we approach the official first day of winter, the days get shorter and the latest trends in make-up have taken a turn towards the dark side. This year, the Fall/Winter 2008 runways (yes, sorry this post is long overdue) saw the return of a seasonal favourite – dark lips. Last year, it was red that was all the rage off the runways. This year, there was a noticeable trend of vampy, even some gothic black, lips. Now let’s keep in mind that most runway trends are not meant to be interpreted literally as they aren’t exactly wearable by your everyday woman. To translate this vamp look into something for the realway, try this out:

Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey initially looks pretty intimidating coming out of the tube with a dark black cherry like colour to it. Upon rolling it out of the tube, I actually had a flashback to the mid-90s when I experimented with MAC’s deepest lipstick shade Film Noir. Needless to say, it was a passing phase…similar to any trend that comes off the runway!

Once applied, Black Honey goes on sheer and gives just enough colour to the lips. The Almost Lipstick formula is also moisturizing and feels great on the lips. Now, who doesn’t love products that look good and feel good on the lips!

Usually, I stray away from doing both dark eyes and dark lips for make-up applications. Instead, I like to choose one area as the focal point of the make-up. With Clinique’s Black Honey, you can very well still do a smoky eye and not worry about looking like you have too much on! Wear this look out for an evening on the town. After all, the vamps come out at night!

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