Winter’s become synonymous with wine lipstick and we’re 100 percent okay with with that. Stars like Miley Cyrus and Amy Adams have traded in their cherry red shades for vampy tone of burgundy, while models at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Anthony Vaccarello’s F/W 13 shows sported deep, dark pouts. Why does the fall favorite feel so fresh right now? The hue’s gotten a major update this year, thanks to a variety of textures, from glossy to matte. Grab a lip liner—which you’ll need for precise application—and click through our sideshow for all the inspiration you need to give it a go.
If You Try One Trend This Holiday Season, Make It This
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Any complexion can pull off a wine lip, even fair-skinned blondes like Hart of Dixie’s Lee. Try Maybelline’s Superstay Lipcolor ($9) in Everlasting Wine.
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Ciara wears a deep, dark hue for a TV appearance in New York. Get her look with M.A.C.’s Lipstick ($15) in Subverted.
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Cyrus traded in her go-to red with a darker hue for a performance in Berlin.
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To master the perfect outline for your dark lip, like Peet, layer lip liner in a matching hue under your lip color of choice.
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The English model made her dark lips glossy for a British Vogue dinner in London. Top your go-to formula with Nars’ Larger Than Life Lip Gloss ($26) in Rouge Tribal.
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CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor ($10)
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Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss ($26)
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Maybelline Superstay Lipcolor ($9)
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M.A.C. Lipstick ($15)
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Ellis Faas Milky Lips ($35)