Fall 2008: Embracing the Dark Lip Trend, Part 2

by Bionic Beauty on 18.Sep.2008 · 2 comments

Last week, I started this series on dark lip colors that are actually wearable for fall. This week continues with another 8 photographs of lipsticks and glosses. I’m focusing on more neutral, brown-toned colors this week.

And here’s the list…

Topping my list this week, is an incredible lip gloss by Bobbi Brown in Aubergine. This gloss is one of those that you see in magazines and wonder “how the heck did they get the lips to look soooo deep???”. This is it ladies. While the color is a very sheer rosey-brown, I had to include this gloss since you can wear it alone to dress up any face; or top your favorite lip color to create a deep, appealing lip look. It’s truly amazing- not sticky and it wears so well. It’s not drying (like some glosses) and feels comfy on your lips. Another must-have in my opinion!! If you want to splurge on something this season, I highly suggest this gloss. Cost: $20.00
Bobbi Brown's lipgloss in Aubergine

You know me… I’m all about budget friendly cosmetics. L’Oreal’s HIP lipstick in Gutsy has been one of my favorites this year. This lipstick is a shimmery bronze. L’Oreal’s sleek packaging on their lip colors is a nice bonus, and I like that the lip products don’t smell “chemically”. Cost: $6.00 at Drugstore.comL'Oreal HIP lipstick in Gutsy at Drugstore.com (or your local drugstore).
L'Oreal HIP lipstick in Gutsy

To show off a neat combo, here is L’Oreal’s Gutsy lipstick topped with a coat of Bobbi Brown’s Aubergine. I liked the added shine and depth.
Loreal lipstick and Bobbi Brown lip gloss

Continue reading for my other 5 suggestions…

NARS’ lipstick in Tamango. This satin finish, slight shimmer cabernet lipstick wears for an incredible amount of time. It’s nice and creamy on lips and smells fresh. The coverage is full and even with a deep, rich color, the lipstick doesn’t wander or feather. Cost: $24.00 at Beauty.comNARS lipstick in Tamango.
NARS lipstick in Tamango

Clinique’sClinique's High Impact Lip Color High Impact Lipcolor in After Party is another on-trend lipstick. While the color is pretty similar to L’Oreal’s Gutsy (above), there’s a bit more depth and the application is more even. This lipstick also has the nice bonus of SPF 15 (which we need even in the shorter fall and winter days). And the cost is very reasonable too. Cost: $14.00
Clinique lipstick in After Party

Clinique’s new lineClinique's long last lipglosses of lipglosses- Long Last Glosswear has a beautiful deep neutral bronze, Brandy Twist. Perfect for this week’s brown-toned deep lips. This gloss packs SPF 15 and is highly glossy without being sticky. It’ll wear for hours! Brandy Twist is shimmer but goes on very sheer and neutral, making it a super choice for topping your dark lipsticks this Fall! Cost: $14.00

Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Brandy Twist

Ready for deep bronzed lips? Start with Clinique’s After Party lipstick and top it with a glaze of Brandy Twist gloss.
Clinique's After Party topped with Brandy Twist

And an Honorable Mention goes to…

I didn’t have a chance to trial theBalm BalmShelter SPF 17 Lip Gloss in Material GirltheBalm lip gloss in Material Girl, but the color certainly looks promising. This gloss is a sheer, deep plum and it packs SPF 17! Cost: $18.00
theBalm's Shelter lipgloss in Material Girl

Stay tuned next Thursday (September 25th) for the final article in the Dark Lip Trends for Fall 2008. I’ll be reusing Bobbi Brown’s Aubergine next week in some of my combo’s, so don’t forget it. Did any of these offerings catch your eye?

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