An element of luxury that keeps popping up backstage (and on fashion-forward ladies attending the shows) at New York Fashion Week is exquisitely rich berry-stained lips. These captivating tones have finishes that are less precise than a lined lip, which make them the perfect complement to any look you’ll be flaunting this fall season.
Laura Mercier for Pamella Roland
Because a stained lip tends to have more of a satin matte finish, you’ll want to ensure that your lips are exfoliated and moisturized. Both of these treatments give the lips a soft, smooth appearance.
M•A•C for Tadashi Shoji
For application, stained lips can be achieved by pressing the lipstick into your lips with your finger; blot and repeat until desired color is achieved. The pressing and blotting allows the color to absorb into the lip and gives it lasting power.
Kennedy, an aspiring model whom our Street Style Reporter ran into at Lincoln Center.
Seeing this trend during numerous backstage visits has me obsessing over it; it’s one of my new personal must-haves for the fall. Find your favorite lip shade.
-Debra, National Beauty Director