Beauty Trend: Oxblood Lips

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

One trend that's been popping up everywhere lately is the oxblood lip. At first it reminds you of late '90s goth/grunge, but when accessorized correctly you start to see how sophisticated the look can be. With deep burgundy and maroon shades, the color can go as dark as black. The trick is to find a shade that complements your skin's undertones. But be careful: the wrong one can bring out purple tones under your eyes and make you look sick and tired.

So after searching far and wide for the right color, I've settled on two favorites - MAC in Siren and Kat Von D in Homegirl. The best thing about the oxblood lip is that you can wear it two very different ways: either by keeping the rest of your makeup pale, or by going for a sun-kissed look with bronzer and highlighter. The two different looks make this trend great not just for fall and winter, but summer too.

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