Fall's baroque embellishments and romantic silhouettes get even more dramatic when paired with this season's striking lip palette. From dark and moody burgundies to high intensity pinks, this winter it's all about showing off your mouth. Get started by checking out the hottest choices as seen on the runway, followed by rules and picks on how to master that look.
Issa's Orange Stained Pout
Coat Your Lips in Orange
To give your mouth the orange treatment, do it in a sexy-siren manner rather than through a loud color. Our pick? YSL's Rouge Pur Couture in Orange De Chine, $32, a gorgeous and intense glossy color that comes with the long wear of a stain. Perfect choice to perk up any holiday blues.
Moschino Cheap & Chic's Electric Pink
While deep burgundy and vampy bordeaux dominated this season's lip-fixation, don't discard the different shades of pink as they pulled more than their own weight for fall's beauty inspiration. Moschino Cheap & Chic's Fall 2012 Collection featured electric pink lips with tiny speckles of glitter.
To get that bold lip, the answer is a long lasting, highly pigmented lipstick that stays on well after appetizers, air-kissing, and plenty of fun moments. Much like Sephora's Color Lip Last in Psychedelic Pink, $12, a radiant bubbleum pink hue that will light up your face no matter your skin tone. For that added effect, dabble a bit of glitter on the center of your mouth—but be wary when adding as it's really easy to overdo it.
Alberta Ferretti's Vampy Mouth
Dark and sultry, vampy red burgundy lips are sexy, sophisticated, and feel way more refreshing than the classic crimson pout. As seen in Albera Ferretti's Fall 2012 show, this moody lip shade will give your ensemble a seductive spin, no matter what you have or don't have on.
Vampy Liquid Lipstick
LORAC's Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Sheer Luxe, $22, is the only product you need to get that glamorous looking pout. A super-glossy burgundy wine, this nourishing liquid lipstick includes light-reflecting mother of pearl for that extra high-impact shine.
Etro's Rich Chocolate Brown
Rich chocolate brown is having a moment, and it has nothing to do with Hershey's or Godiva. A gorgeous alternative to deep reds and dramatic wine hues are dark browns. As seen at Etro's Fall 2012 Collection, they make for a classic, yet fashion-forward, lip choice.
Mimic this stunning fall beauty trend by choosing a medium warm brown like MAKE UP FOR EVER's Aqua Proof Waterproof Lipliner in Chesnut, $18. Not only is this matte color spot-on gorgeous, it will give your lip color exta-long staying power. Finish by adding a creamy non glossy lip color, preferably in the same exact shade.
Sportsmax's Bright Red
Never underestimate the power of the right red. Inspiration can be found at Sportsmax's Fall 2012 collection, where models showed off fiery red pouts. It's key to remember that this type of red is meant to channel Old Hollywood's most glamorous sirens including Marilyn Monroe, as well as sophisticated heroines like Grace Kelly.
The Iconic Red
Get that same allure by swiping on CHANEL's Rogue Allure Satin Lip Color in Flamboyante, $32.50, a lustrous red with long-lasting wearability. This iconic shade will give your beauty collection an instant glamour upgrade.