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Oxblood lips

27
09.2013

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Red lipstick’s sultrier sister, oxblood is the new “it” lip colour this fall. The trendy hue has been seen on cool girls like Rihanna and British supermodel, Cara Delevingne.

Unlike red, it’s much easier to find a shade of this deeper colour for most skin tones. Instead of the traditional lip pencil and lipstick combo, I prefer to use lip stains. They’re less complicated and more practical to use plus the colour lasts longer. If you’re a student like me, it’s also much cheaper to buy just one product instead of two. Some of my favourite products are Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Moody ($29) and NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royal ($30), which can be purchased at sephora.ca. For a more economical option, Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten ($8.46) is great and can be purchased at most drug stores.

For all you lipstick aficionados out there, MAC’s Lipstick in Diva ($18) is a beautiful deep red colour, pair it with the MAC Lip Pencil in Beet ($18) and you’ll look stunning! These can both be purchased at maccosmetics.com.

Go forth and try out this season’s lip shade!

Andrea Young, JCI Fashion Student

asy@ualberta.ca

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