Written by: Anselyn Wright


Just because the trees are shedding their summer wardrobe for the bare monochromatic winter attire, doesn’t mean you have to rid of your summer vibrancy. . According to the people that set trends (that’s not me in case you are wondering), this Fall/winter season, you will see color and lots of it when it comes to your wardrobe and your makeup. Makeup trends for this season are learning towards rich, full bodied jewel tones, ever-so- dramatic lined eyes (think Cleopatra but more), flawless skin (that look is always in), smoky eyes and of course very bold lips.

One of the looks I’m really loving this season is the Vamped lip. It takes the summer red into a dark, dark corner, bends its neck and sucks all the summer brightness out of it. Okay, maybe that’s too far.  What I’m trying to say is that it transforms mere red into dimensional, alluring deep red that begs to be looked at.  The pictorial below just shows the look and how I did it.  I honestly think ANYONE can do it.  FYI: It’s probably the only time I’d recommend black lip liner! Hope you like it!


What I Used

Black Lip Liner (or almost black)

Black Opal Lipstick Rich red

NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot

2 Lip Brushes



Make sure you have exfoliated your lips and moisturized prior to adorning this look because it’s not forgiving without good prep.

1. With your black liner, draw a think line around the perimeter of lips. Blend/fade out. You want it to go from really dark to a faded look as it goes to the center of your lips. (Image 1)

2. Apply the Black Opal lipstick Rich Red close to where you blended out the black liner. Using a lip brush, blend the 2 colors leaving the center potion of your top and bottom lip without any color.

3. Apply NYX Matte lipstick in Merlot to the center of your top and bottom lip and using your lip brush, blend the two colors.

4. Blend colors so they flow seamlessly into each other.  Done! (Image 5 & 6)

 I find that you’d have to apply more black liner once you have completed all the steps to make it have more of a graduated effect from dark (perimeter of lips) to red (inner center of lips).


Hope this was fun for you too, share your favorite fall make-up trends, and let me know what other tutorials you’d love to see.




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