Raising a toast to wine-dripped beauty: Are you up for some boozy lips?

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2016 07:28 IST
A model presents a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection in Paris, France. Luscious wine-dripped lips trended on Gaultier’s runway too. (Reuters/Benoit Tessier)

If you’ve always loved subtle nudes for your lips, maybe it’s time to turn the temperature up a notch. Translate your love for Merlot into lips that look berry beautiful. Wine-stained is the way to go and if you take a cue or two from the runways, you’d want to try a dark lip right away.

Adding haute drama:

A model presents a creation by British designer John Galliano as part of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection for Maison Margiela fashion house in Paris, France. The neon-lined dark lip created a multi-dimensional vibe to the look. (Reuters/Benoit Tessier)

At Maison Margiela’s couture presentation in Paris, helmed by John Galliano, the grunge meets pop show was offset with marsala lips. What stood out was oxbloods outlined with fluorescent pink and sparkle strewn at the parting. Glitter lips also made an appearence at Atelier Versace, with wine lips covered with caviar-style sparkle. Back home, at the recent couture week, classic dark lips for the bride trended too.

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Acing wine-tinged lips:

Model Nayanika Chatterjee carries of a classic wine shade on Manav Gangwani’s runway.

If we have convinced you enough to switch your pops for darks this season, here’s how to ace the trend. “Don’t shy away from trying wine lips because it adds a sense of instant drama,” says beauty expert Ishika Taneja. “For dusky skin tones, opt for a dark shade of plum or blackberry. If you are on the fairer side, opt for a pure, striking shade of red wine,” Taneja says. Matte or gloss? You can play around. “Go for matte dark lipsticks as they are smudge-proof. If you want to add a bit of sheen, apply a thin layer of clear gloss in the mid section of your lips and you’ll have a pout going,” says makeup expert Aashmeen Munjaal.

Rest of the makeup:

There’s no doubt that a deep lip can overwhelm your overall beauty look, so, play it smart. “Keep your makeup bare minimum if you’re opting for this lip shade. Eye- makeup done in beige tones will do the trick for you. To highlight them, a stroke of mascara or faux lashes can work,” says Munjaal.

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How to ace the berry glitter bomb:

Some glitter bomb inspiration from (L-R) Maison Margiela and Versace’s runway.

1. Start by using a lip liner to contour. This should be one shade darker than the berry lip colour.

2. Now, apply your lipstick using a brush for precision. If you are using a liquid matte, make sure the shade doesn’t change once it dries up.

3. Now, with a Q-tip, a brush or even your good ol’ fingers, pat on some makeup glitter. Remember to use cosmetic glitter that you have patch-tested. Finish by blotting out extra sparkle and drawing again with the lip. liner.

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