Gaga for Garnet

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GaGa For Garnet

The BOLD lip has been a recurring theme over the last few seasons. Last season, it was all about the orange lip (recall The Starlet) and the honeysuckle pink lip (recall The Prima).

This season, however, we are seeing a return to the boldness that comes from a wine-stained lip.
Designers including Oscar de la Renta, Missoni and Custo Barcelona all showed versions of a wine lip, ranging from a barely-there pinot noir (a la Carolina Herrera) to a deeply saturated bordeaux like the lips shown on the Gucci and Lela Rose runway. Whether it is a soft pinot lip you’re thirsting for or only the deepest reds will suit your taste, we’ve got you covered at Authentic Beauty.

When wearing a bold lip, it’s imperative to even out the skin tone with foundation first, as these deep lip colors tend to accentuate any redness in the skin. Once you’ve achieved complexion perfection, apply your choice of lip color. When working with a bold lip color, it’s best to begin with the lip color so you don’t overdo the rest of the face. Achieving balance is what it is all about.

For this particular look, dab Wine lipstick ($15.50) along the lip, blot and reapply. Skip the lip liner since this look is supposed to be a tad imprecise.

When wearing this season’s bold lip colors, it’s essential the brow be a little strong in order to achieve a balanced look. Comb brows into place and fill in with your perfect shade of Wonderbrow ($15) to exaggerate your natural arch.

Next, use a flesh-toned matte shade like Bisque ($15) all over the lids and brow bones.

To achieve a classic winged liner, mix Black Onyx shadow ($15) with Eyeliner Sealer ($10.75) and apply along the top lash lines, winging it out slightly at the outer corners.

For a little extra eye-brightening, apply White pencil ($15) to the waterlines. This makes the whites of your eyes appear larger, creating a wide-awake look even if you’ve had very little sleep!

Finally, instead of reaching for your usual blush, take a neutral shade like Taupe or Arizona ($15) and shade below the cheekbones to give a chiseled look.

Having trouble finding your perfect shade of Garnet? Come by the studio and let one of our talented artists offer a little guidance. Once you find your shade, it’s amazing how powerful wearing a bold lip color can be. It somehow forces people to pay attention to what you have to say … try it out and you too will be going Gaga for Garnet this fall!

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