Vamped Up Lips.

Red Alert!  For this fall, the traditional red lip will take a turn to the dark side. Taking cue from fashion, the oxblood shade is crossing over into beauty territory.

This deep dramatic look first graced the scene in early spring and it will continue to have a major impact on the fashion world. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, and Nina Ricci showcased this vamped up color on their Fall 2012 runway.

In order to make this look work, it’s important to keep the rest of your look as simple as possible. Be sure to apply a small amount of blush or bronzer to avoid crossing over into vampire territory. I personally love Nars Lipstick in Scarlet Express; InStyle rated this product Best Overall Lipstick in 2010 and 2011. The semi matte finish is perfect for day or night.

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