Beauty Monday – Dark Lips

by Valerie on September 1, 2008 · 3 comments

Dark vampy lips are everywhere this fall. The MAC Cult of Cherries collection seems to be advertised everywhere. Sephora calls them power pouts, 15 Minute Beauty was surprised by the wearability MAC Cult of Cherries lip products and Makeup Minute hates the dark vampy lip products.

For me, there are two main questions about this trend.

First, is it wearable if you have a conservative job? Marina from Makeup Loves Me guest-blogged on Corporette regarding how to make the look wearable, while the Curator at Makeup Museum had some great suggestions for dark berry lip products that were not quite as goth, yet in keeping with the trend.

Second, is there a green alternative? The more I read about pigments in makeup, the more I wonder just how healthy it is to put that on my skin – especially for lip products, considering you end up eating most of them over the course of wearing them.

So, this fall, in addition to some of the recommended products (Makeup Museum is right — Stila Black Cherry lipglaze is beautiful and very wearable for work), I am also going to wear Burts Bees Lip Shimmer in Merlot and 100% Pure’s Sheer Pomegranate Lip Gloss. Both are 100% natural, with pigments derived from fruit pigments and other natural sources. So when I start chewing off my lip gloss, no worries! Plus they are sheer enough to allow me to wear this dark lip trend in a conservative work environment.

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1 Pink Heels September 2, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Regardless of the trend…I just don’t think that I could wear that color. I have seen it on others and it reminds me of a vampire! LOL


2 The Curator September 2, 2008 at 3:14 pm

That’s a really good point about rocking this trend with natural products. Thanks for the recs, they sound good!


3 City Girl September 3, 2008 at 1:28 am

Pink Heels — it does remind me of a vampire LOL — but then I love the sheer approach to this look, so I guess I am 50/50 on it.

the Curator at Makeup Museum — the more I read on pigments, the more I wonder. So I like knowing I have a natural alternative :)


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