{beauty board} oxblood lips

Ravishing red lips have long been a simple way to achieve that throwback to old Hollywood glamour {or merely feel more pulled together come Monday morning when you're in a mad rush}. For fall, the orangey-reds that hold the key to our hearts year-round are being swapped for the It Shade of Autumn...Oxblood. Laced with undertones of blackberry, cranberry, and raspberry, or kissed with traces of metallic; it's a rich and refined counterpart to chic crimsons - and every bit as wearable for all skintones. Here are six fab products to help you try this look on for size:

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ONE: Kat Von D in ROSARY {$19.00} TWO: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in BLACK METAL DAHLIA {$18.00} THREE: Marc Jacobs Beauty in 132 SABOTEUR {$30.00} FOUR: Revlon in BLACK CHERRY {$6.39} FIVE: NARS in TRAIN BLEU {$25.00} SIX: Smashbox in PLUM SCENE {$20.00}

Kat Von D's Painted Love Lipstick in Rosary is an absolute must-have if you're seeking an unfussy oxblood lippy. It's a completely creamy finish in a dark burgundy red hue, that applies evenly directly from the tube, and requires little to no touch-ups throughout the day. If you love a metallic finish, prepare to swoon over Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics' Moderncraft Lip Tar Collection in Black Metal Dahlia. The blackened burgundy shade is infused with red and berry shimmer that seemingly dances upon your lips. Bonus: Even after the color fades a bit, it leaves a beautiful, stain-like wash of color behind.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc - Lip Gel in 132 Saboteur is the quintessential oxblood shade for fall. Why? The creamy texture is ultra-hydrating; and the color manages to flatter everyone - from fair skin to dark complexions {as a true oxblood should}. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry is my number one if you're eager to try out the oxblood trend on a budget. It's rich, it's vampy, it doesn't stain, and it's under $10.

Finding a lipstick and lip pencil that match identically is near-impossible; which is why I love NARS' Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu. Sharpen the pencil and use it to line lips {to prevent bleeding}, then use it as a lipstick to create the perfect pout. Smashbox's Be Legendary Lipstick in Plum Scene is one of those seriously luxe products that will become a repeat-buy. The color is dark and dramatic; but the formula is lightweight and enriched with Vitamins C, E, and shea butter so your lips always feel moisturized.



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she.is.the.one said...

waw. great post :)

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ellie said...

I Love this shade..I just don't know if I could carry it off.

ivy said...

LOVE the selection. I must look into this color. SO glam!

Pooja Mittal said...

I an generally not into dark lips but after looking at these beautiful pics,will try it for sure
Keep in touch,

little luxury list said...

Gorgeous! NARS lip pencils are absolutely one of the best all in one beauty products!

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Couture Carrie said...

Yay! Just got the Smashbox lipstick ~ so glad I am on trend!


www.janetteria.com said...


Especially loving MJ!

Ann said...

So glamorous.

Alexa said...

So stunning. Love for fall...rich and lovely.

Sara said...

Oh what a great idea! I think I might have to pick some up for some parties next month!

EMA said...

I wish i could rock lips like these... Unfortunately, when I look at myself in the mirror I think I look so weird!!

They look absolutely gorgeous though!



Rebecca said...

Totally gorgeous! I totally adore the oxblood colored lip! Looks amazing!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really love the design of Kat Von D's products!

Haeley P said...

I really shouldn't have read this... I'm too addicted to lipstick already! ;^)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love this color! Must go get a lipstick :)

MOSAMUSE said...

the revlon looks so seductive!


carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

I love this oxblood shade! so glamorous... have a fab weekend, darling! xx

Iris said...

This colour is so glamorous and looks like it'd work on a variety of skin tones. I know it'd be quite the contrast against my pale skin.

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