Sure, this season is all about springy brights, but sometimes a girl just need to go full-on vampy! Case in point: supermodel Joan Smalls' dangerously sexy, merlot-stained mouth at the Met Ball. Not only does the strong color give lips a full, luscious vibe, the hue is flattering on all brown skin tones, from the fairest porcelain to the deepest mocha. For a dramatic look, we love Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick in Merlot ($14.50, sephora.com). If you like stains, try Sephora Lush Flush Lip & Cheek Stain in Pinot ($12, sephora.com). And for sheerer, buildable color, go for Korres Natural Color Lip Butter in Berry Stain ($10, ulta.com).
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | 09:21 AM