We salute women like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Vargas’ pin up girls, who wore red boldly and wouldn’t go for anything less. From silver screen to the rebellious look, red lips have been an important attribute in beauty throughout the years. This season’s color palette will be running from China red to appetizing rich wines, as seen in the latest Fashion Weeks. Traditional red will be holding strong, glazed up with some gloss. While nearly black, cherry cola tones will be setting the scene for a darker romance. These lip colors work particularly spellbindingly with dramatically contrasting pale skin. “I would say that this is definitely a texture story. Red lip trends are common every season, a great way to make your look unique is to play with different textures.” says make-up artist Christine Cherbonnier. She advises, “Switch it up this season by adding a pop of red powder pigment to the center of a dark berry lip. A glossy red lip looks beautiful with a touch of gloss on the eye and big brushed brows. Or go all out with a bold dark lip with a touch of glitter pigment for interesting texture and shine. I also like experimenting with red hues that are a little off or not the traditional bright red or cherry red. I am really into red browns and deep berry tones!”
We understand that color is vital. That’s why many cosmetic companies have found ways not only to maintain a tint, but also keep healthy and soft lips throughout the winter season. The cure has been found in releasing lip balms, glosses and lipsticks with ultra hydrating effects. For example, Giorgio Armani's CC “Color and Care” lipstick, which comes in astonishing rogue shades, won’t leave you choosing between comfort and glam again. We would also advise lip products form Vogue Paris cited make-up artist Ellis Faas. Creamy lips are the ideal find. Loaded with Vitamin E and so easy to use, they give fabulously indulging lips you infinitely want to touch. And by all means, the color stays perfectly still.
Photography by Hannah Khymych; make-up by Christine Cherbonnier / Art Department using MAC; hair by Kayla MiChele using Oribe Hair Care / Atelier Management; manicure by Saita Naoko; photo assistant: Paolo Di Lucente; studio: Fast Ashleys Studio.