Last winters two staples the red lip and the dark lip are back for this season. But the vibe for AW13 is “unfinished” lived in lipstick. Walk of shame/ Stride of pride sort of finish, rather than last years immaculate, vampy lips.
Backstage they used MAC “Brave red” a classic 50’s housewife red, which is a demi-matte red which means it has a hint of sheen, but is 75% matte, and combined it with MAC “Lady Danger” which is a full matte, orange-red.
To create the Dark purple lip they used MAC “Media” which I reviewed here. Which is a fully matte dark berry hue. It looks almost black when you first twist it out but when it’s on is a dark berry hue that can be blended down to a stain.
If they weren’t sold out online and in store, I would have recommend “Talk that Talk” a dark purple with red undertones matte lipstick by RiRi Hearts MAC and “RiRi Woo” a demi matte red. Because even though I don’t usually like half hearted celeb collaborations, this one just so happens to be first class and right on the money! But, unfortunately, they are both completely sold out, and selling for three times the price on eBay.
The key to these looks is to keep everything else simple, pale toned foundation, subliminal mascara, and no other eye makeup. Otherwise it will just tip into mad aul’wan territory….and thats only good if you actually are a mad aul’wan.