After the incredible Met Ball in New York on Monday night, we've spent the week swooning over those vampy deep red lips sported by Camilla Belle, Lana Del Rey, Kate Bosworth et al on the red carpet. Then, to really seal the trend, beauty chameleon Katy Perry sported the very same look while out and about at the Music Biz Awards last night. Paired with her violet-tinged tresses, the popstrel packed a seriously cool and high-impact punch. And with that, we can declare that this super sexy, wine-coloured mouth is the beauty trend of the week and something we simply must try come Saturday night. Take a scroll through the gallery above and you'll see these lovely ladies know what they're doing, not least because the look was a huge trend on this season's catwalks.
Anna Sui, Donna Karen and YSL
The versions at Anna Sui, Donna Karen and YSL were our personal faves. It's true that nothing makes an entrance like a well-formed red lip and this season’s version is no exception. As makeup maestro Gucci Westman told Grazia Daily during the shows, “The way you wear your lips can really change people’s perception of you and this season’s deep lip trend trend is more chic, sexy, power woman than S&M bondage girl. So a stained, lacquer-look lip is the way to go and the most modern way to work the trend.’ Woot!
So how can us mere mortals achieve the look? For a graphic, understated take on the trend use a forefinger to delicately pat colour onto the lip, adding a slightly lighter shade to the inner section of the lip for added volume. Want to go the whole way? Begin by drawing the outline of the lip with a red lip-liner, before painting on the hue of your choice with a delicate brush. A slick of clear lacquer guarantees a perfectly polished finish. Go on, we dare you!