Thursday, 17 October 2013

AW13 Beauty - Plump For Plum

What's not to love about autumn? Who can resist the look and underfoot feel of crisp, fallen leaves  on the pavements & the vibrant shades of red foliage that is still to fall, and after having spent warm summer nights sitting on stiff garden furniture, reclaiming your comfy sofa, sipping a nice glass of red? Autumn is here and that means red wine is back on the menu & the lips!
Bottega Veneta AW13
And it just so has it that fashion is very approving of a Bordeaux stained lip to complement this time of year.  From Bottega Veneta to Dolce e Gabbana- the beauty message could well be 'guzzle as much Sassicaia as you can handle/afford - for it will only add to the intensity of this season's dramatic lipstick led look'
Dolce & Gabbana AW13
Although, my savvy Style Eye readers, I'm sure you'd rather be spending your euros on fashion & beauty than v. expensive rare vintage Tuscan reds.
So how to achieve plum lips without getting blotto & breaking the bank?
Hourglass Rouge Liquid Lipstick
Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope
How about Hourglass Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon? A true plummy red that stays put for hours. Packaged like a gloss complete with soft sponge applicator, it actually has the consistency of a velvet finish lipstick. Or for a really luxurious treat go for
Lipstick Queen's Velvet Rope in Black Tie. It's a pinkier hue of plum packaged in a dynamic gold art deco-esque case, to make a bold statement in the powder room. Balance vibrant plum lips with velvet skin - prepare with a dusting of Houglass Ambient Lighting Powder over your usual foundation base & add just a hint of blush - let your lips do all the talking with this beauty look.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
Nars Blush in Oasis
A great compliment to a bold, Bordeaux lip is Nars blush in Oasis. Eyes work best in swiftly shaded in bronze, but if you want a totally high octane 'Guy Bourdin' style look, then layer autumnal brown eyeshadow hues below a swish of gold.