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Fall Beauty Trend: Berry Lips

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Berry lip trend
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Fall is the perfect time to experiment with a new lip color – the changing seasons means you can take a break from candy-colored pinks and corals, and try on a bold, dark shade. Berry lips are versatile and classic, plus this shade is flattering on every skin tone!

Below, we’ll tell you two ways to rock this vampy yet trendy hue this semester and tell you which budget-conscious berry-colored lipsticks you should keep an eye out for during your back-to-school shopping excursions.

1. Give Sheer a Go

Elle.com Sheer Berry Lips
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If you’re new to berry (or feel it’s too dark for daytime), wearing it sheer is the perfect way to test out the color. It’s also a much less tricky way to apply lipstick, so if you’ve ever had trouble with application (we all have!), this is a foolproof method.

How to wear it:

  • Apply your favorite lip balm or clear gloss to gently buffed lips.
  • Using a finger, gently pat the lipstick against your lips until you reach your desired intensity.
  • The result? A perfectly sheer, berry-kissed pout!

2. Go Bold

Berry lips
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If you’re looking to really rock a trend this fall, deep, dark berry lips are sure to make a statement. Dare to wear during the day, or play up your berry pout for a great night-out look. Whichever you choose, this look takes a little more time (and maybe practice!) to apply than the sheer look, but the payoff is worth the effort!

How to wear it:

  • Buff your lips first. Making sure they’re flake-free will make the application process a lot smoother. You can also rub in some clear lip balm – but not too much. And steer clear of gloss at this stage!
  • Now, you have a couple of options: some girls like to apply a sheer coat of foundation or concealer to their lips to make the pigment more intense, and some like to fill in lips with a similarly-colored lip liner. Or, you could leave your lips bare and simply apply the color. It’s really up to you and your personal preferences. The foundation method helps the color to appear true-to-shade, while the lip liner method ensures your pout will stay perfect even if the lipstick smudges off.
  • Application can be tricky, but here are a few tips: if you’re new to lipstick (or find it a bit difficult), a lip brush might be your new best friend. It’s much easier to control, and allows you to apply the color very precisely. You could also use the finger method again (but it will take longer to get the dark shade you’re looking for) or you could apply the lipstick directly. The lip brush, however, is definitely the easiest way!
  • Finish off your look with gloss (clear or matching!) or keep it matte for a super wearable look.

What to Buy

Now that you know how to wear it, check out these affordable and on-trend berry-hued drugstore buys to perfect that pout:

Drugstore berry lipsticks
L to R: 1. Revlon Super Lustrous in Black Cherry, 2. Maybelline ColorSensational in Deepest Cherry, 3. L’Oreal Colour Riche in Plum Explosion

Thoughts?

What do you think of this trend? What’s your favorite beauty trend for fall? Would you wear berry lipstick? Leave your comments below!

Posted on on August 18, 2013 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , ,

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15 Responses to “Fall Beauty Trend: Berry Lips”

  1. 1
    August 18th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I love dark, dramatic lipsticks! My usual shade is very similar to Revlon’s Black Cherry, so I’m glad it has become a trend.

  2. 2
    August 18th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I have the Revlon ‘Blackcherry” and OMG its one of my alltime favorite colors to wear in the fall! I would also suggest the Revlon lip butter in Sugar Plum for a more berry-toned, super wearable color. OR go bolder with your fucshia-berry color with Maybelline LipPerfection in Tempt. Stays ALL STINKIN DAY.

  3. 3
    August 18th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Looove dark purpley reds! If you want to commit to a more expensive lipstick, MAC’s Diva is to die for!!! Absolutely worth every penny!

  4. 4
    August 18th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    A lot of the Revlon Balm Stains are great for a variety of intensities of berry, and the Lip Butter Raspberry Pie is super-pigmented and perfect.

  5. 5
    August 18th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Lancome’s Provocative is the one I wear and I love it. Also, anything by the ColorSensational line from Maybelline is good – wears off quickly though :(

  6. 6
    August 18th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I really like a slightly lighter berry lip– I’ve been using Black Honey by Clinique for a long time, and I’ve found an almost identical dupe for it in Red Dahlia Burt’s Bees. The Burt’s is more moisturizing, in my opinion.

  7. 7
    August 18th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I will be trying this trend out

  8. 8
    August 22nd, 2013 at 5:07 am

    I love this look so much! I have Revlon Plum and wore it sheer at the start of the day then went for bold. Got compliments all day long. It goes really well with my dark hair and I think I’m going to make it my signature!
    Thank you so much for the suggestion I LOVE IT

  9. 9
    August 29th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Hi guys :)

    This post can make you lips sparking with lip colors please read this post and buy this beauty product.i liked this post and will advice to my all colleagues to use it .Thanks :) :)

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