Warm Up Your Winter Look With Berry-Kissable Lips!
Warm up your winter look and take beauty notes from celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Evan Rachel Wood. Infuse some berries and wine into your makeup mix, and you’ll have a look that’s as glam as Hollywood. Blackberry is a top color choice this season, and berry colored lips are a great match for purple-based blush and dark purple nails. It’s a shade that’s gone from goth to glam, and wearing it is a simple way to add a sophisticated twist on the usual crimson pout. The great thing about blackberry shades is that you can wear it sheer during the daytime and transition into a deep, sultry look at night.
Ways to Wear Blackberry
Blackberry lips will quickly become the focal point of your face, so you’ll need to balance out the rest of your makeup with lighter shades of plum and rouge. Follow Gwyneth’s lead; avoid mixing up your look with any blue or orange-based colors, and opt for brown, deep reds or purple colors instead. Since you’re going heavy on the lips, you should go lighter on the eyes and cheeks (and vice versa). Here are some great products to experiment with:
Wearing this lip glaze is a great start to your berry-picking venture; this ultra-shiny lip gloss comes in a handy pen that travels along with you day or night, and can give your lips a punch of color right when you need it. The Blackberry shade finishes off lips with a super-glossy sheen, and it smells like it’s ripe off the vine.
When you’re looking for some mid-afternoon refreshment, a mini makeover is all it takes to freshen up your style. The Estee Lauder “Pure Pops” Blush on Color collection is a simple way to give your pout a coat of gloss, along with a tasty candy flavor, too. The Blackberry version is a sweet treat any time of day, and it’s easy to apply with the applicator right on the end of the tube.
When it’s time to shift your look from work to play, start with some lip liner and fill in the rest with another pencil, gloss, or lipstick. Givenchy Lip Liner glides on smooth and also protects yours skin with a thin veil of moisture. Use it to outline your lips before applying a block of color, and you’ll achieve a chic and elegant look in no time flat.
If you’re looking for a sexy, sultry look for a night out or just dressing to impress, you’ll need a bold lip color. The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Personnel Lipstick offers a satin-smooth finish that can be layered easily to intensify the color. You can use a light stroke for just a touch of color, or apply 2-3 layers for a super-rich and luscious look. The lipstick is also infused with moisturizing ingredients to protect lips and keep them kiss-ably smooth.
If it’s just girl’s night out or a casual party at home, kick back and relax with the e.l.f. Therapeutic Conditioning Balm. It’s a great alternative to your usual lip balm or gloss, and helps prevent lips from chapping in those cold and blustery conditions of winter. The Blackberry Crème formula helps to repair and soothe damaged lips, and is great for year-round protection with a hint of shine.
Article Written By: Sabah Karimi; Sabah writes on fashion, style and beauty for DivaVillage. When she’s not busy exploring the makeup counter, you’ll probably find her lounging at the spa while reading up on the latest trends.