Perfect Your Pout: F/W 12 Runway Lipstick Trends

When it comes to “it” lipstick trends this season, a full-throttle fifties, seventies, and  nineties redux nostalgia have infiltrated into makeup bags and this beauty espionage could not be more thrilling. Tonally speaking, these hues are popping up on loads of pieces this season—including scarves, blazers, and harem pants—infusing each item with a frolicsome romanticism that inevitably smear onto the lips. This recent proliferation of fashion-forward hues have showed up on countless runways and with all the decades of influence shown on the fall/winter runways, it’s no surprise that the lips are setting the dialogue in the fashion world.

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Whether it was a shocking electric red at Gabriele Colangelo or a fire engine red at John Richmond, when it comes to fall/winter beauty, one thing is certain: glossy red lips are the next big thing. Red is undoubtedly one of the season’s prevailing colors and lipstick is the perfect way to play in this vivacious trend. Not only does it provide that au courant verve to any sartorial getup, but it also packs a powerful punch when paired with neutral basics. The same passé femininity was also evident at Lorenzo Riva, whilst at Sportsmax the look brought back crimson mouths in a modish way. Of-the-moment, there’s no debating that red lipstick is a serious must-have for any beauty aficionado as it makes a statement and gives any outfit a sexy, come-hither twist.


Note: Whenever you’d like to put your red lipstick to rest, smear on a burgundy pout as an alternative to the classic red pigment. At Yves Saint Laurent, models warmed up the runway with this unexpected color that caught the eye. Suitable for a night on the town, it is best emblazoned with bold colors. Offering a quick way to add luxury to any look, Nina Ricci vamped up ensembles with this ubiquitous and show-stopping hue. The color has evolved with the season and is now a beauty staple reminiscent of the tribal trend of the seventies.


The runways were awash in nude tones galore and designers re-created the “natural” look with hues of provocative pink. This not-so-secret obsession with minimalism continued all over the catwalks, notably at Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. The color is anything but innocent; the color du jour is a signature lip this season as its ultra-flattering shade is subtle yet bold and the understated beauty look modernizes the finished product.  Youthful, the must have fashion look is an lovely counterpoint to the nude lip and works well for both day and night as one of many fall 2012 beauty trends.

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