BEAUTY BAR: Vamped Lips

As the temperature falls, our lipstick darkens. Crisp fall leaves change and alter the landscape, while our makeup palettes change from light browns and pinks to smokey browns and deep reds. Fall beauty can be defined by strong brows, thick lashes, rosy cheeks and, of course, deep and dark lips. Whether you’re pairing it with a dark outfit, or a crisp white blouse—contrasted or not—it’s the perfect addition to any outfit. In this case, the lips are the staple of the outfit.

When I spotted this Fashionista on campus, I was drawn to the dark lips and simple outfit. She’s paired her lipstick with a simple turtleneck, blue jeans and this seasons favorite trend—LBBs (otherwise known as little black booties). The dark hues and simplicity gives attention to the dark lips, the focal point of the outfit. But let’s not overlook the cropped turtleneck and high-waist denim; it’s cool girl-chic, if you ask me.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: Dark lips have been seen throughout our Instagram feed nonstop the past month; now it’s time to recreate this look with your favorite dark lip stain. Currently, the beauty community is boasting over the Yves Saint Laurent lip stain, if you’re looking to try the next best thing. Looking for something a little less pricey? Try out Superstay Lip Color by Maybelline in Everlasting Wine (exactly what this Fashionista is rocking). Start with smooth and soft lips, liner and then the lip stain. Make sure to perfect the lip line with concealer. Mattify the entire look by finishing off with Urban Decay’s Oil Control setting spray to ensure a flawless finish.