Fall 2010 Makeup Trend: Red Lips (Like Gwen Stefani!)

Sheri Reed
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Gwen Stefani Kingston sonGwen Stefani has never given up on her signature red lips. She's probably keeping the makers of all the crimson and scarlet lip colors in business -- cause my she wears red so darn well.

In a recent UO Blog post on fall makeup trends, three makeup artists point to a return to red lipstick for autumn and give tips on creating lovely lips with this bold lip color.

Three makeup artists say red lipstick will be a top trend for fall.

Kristin Gallegos points to the Bold Red Lip:

"This was seen at the Proenza Schouler and Givenchy shows. The face was pale and matte. But then the focus was on the lip. It was a very defined, dark wine or blood red lip. It's a strong look for the season that really makes a statement!

You can achieve the look by getting a wine or blood red lipstick and a matching or slightly darker lipliner. You want to make sure it's really defined and perfect. And make sure your skin is evened out so the color really pops! A good trick is to put a little concealer on the lips before, so you start with a clean slate and it also helps to keep the lipstick on longer!"

Sandra Ganzer also predicts Red Lips:

"Fall is the perfect time of the year for a strong red lip. It's timeless (think Chanel) and perks up your face at a time of the year when it can start looking dull. I like to do a red lip with very little else on the face, just clean fresh skin. The matte red lip is more wearable for everyday, but glossy can also be done for a retro-Guy Bourdin kind of vibe.

Line your lips lightly with a nude lip pencil if lip color on you tends to "bleed," and then apply your favorite matte lipstick. Blot, reapply, then blot again. If you want to go glossy, apply a heavy gloss to the center of your lower lip and work outward using a lip brush. Trace a little powder around your mouth to keep the gloss from running into fine lines. Hot!"

Monami Nagai says Lipstick Is Back:

"I know, we grew up on lip gloss and it's scary to try something bold like lipstick. But, trust me! Lipstick is coming back in a big way. Peter Som and Oscar de la Renta featured very bold lips at their fall shows.

The best advice I can give for this trend is: Don't be afraid of lipstick. It might feel weird putting on lipstick when you haven't really used it before, but you will definitely get compliments when you walk out with a bold red or pinky-purple lipstick."

My favorite red is Mac's Dubonnet.

Do you have a favorite red lipstick?

 

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