Beauty Trends

The Perfect Autumn Lip

The Perfect Autumn Berry Lip

Our favourite fall lip look comes courtesy of Spring – a blend of Topshop’s ‘just caught snogging’ glossy red, and Dolce & Gabanna’s classic blurred-out berry. At Topshop, the coolest young Brit models-of-the-moment – Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Samantha Rollinson – all lined up to have their lipstick smudged with fluffy blending brushes to create the youthful (slightly naughty) slant on statement kissers; where as at Dolce, girls had sheer juicy lip stains patted onto pouts, which were then finished with a fingerprint of burgundy.

A sexily low maintenance way to wear a daring lip, apply OCC’s {Cosmetic Colour Pencil} in Black Dahlia (stopping before you reach the lip line) and blend it with your fingers to create a ‘gorged on blackberries’ effect. Or adopt a balm/stain hybrid, such as Kaplan MD’s {Lip 20 Moisture Therapy} in Sheer Blackberry Shine, or Jouer Cosmetics gorgeous {Lip Sheer} in shade Positano – a slightly glossy tint that needs no mirror (and helps protect against cold-weather elements). And if your lips are slightly on the thin side, use a dot of deep plum gloss to enhance fullness; Belmacz’s {Gold Leaf Lipgloss} is the perfect jewel-toned cherry hue (with gold leaf flecks, because… why not?).

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…