Berry: A Real-Life Alternative to Fall's Strong Red Lips

DKNY Fall 2010You've probably noticed by now that bright red lips continue to be all the rage for fall and winter.

The problem is that many, if not most, of you absolutely REFUSE to do red lips.

I tried wearing red lipstick last winter for the purposes of this blog and thought the congregation from the Baptist church down the street was going to show up at my front door with pitchforks, demanding that the brazen hussy come outside and face the music.

But don't worry, ladies -- you can still work a bolder lip this fall without feeling like a hooker. The real-life alternative to red?


Check out this model at the DKNY Fall 2010 show, where berry lips were in abundance. It's certainly stronger than a neutral lip, yet the look is still very natural.

Read on to see some great berry options -- and tell me whether you'd try this look yourself!



NeutrogenaFor a sheer, natural look, try Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Berry Fit 400 (, $8.99).


SephoraLaura Mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry (Sephora, $20) is a big hit among Sephora addicts.


Drugstore.comCustomers rave about this L'Oreal Endless Platinum Lipstick in Glistening Berry (, $9.99). It's more dramatic than a gloss or stain, but still suitable for everyday wear.


StilaStila makes a lip and cheek stain (Sephora, $24) in a range of berry shades, from Pomegranate to Raspberry.

Cover Girl OutlastI love the rich, plummy color of this CoverGirl Outlast Double Lip Shine in Berry Blast (, $9.29).


GuerlainGot a flair for the dramatic? Try this Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Cuivre Fusion (Sephora, $30), which is a golden berry red.


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