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The 3 Boldest Lipstick Shades For Fall 2012

When it comes to your pout this season, the bolder the better. Forget about the barely there nudes and safe sheers. For fall, make a statement without even saying a word.

The fall 2012 runways reveal the boldest lip colors of the season are a couple of tried and true favorites, bright red and vampy wine. But there’s also the ever-so-popular shade, orange, to turn things up in the cool weather. Check out our picks to achieving looks with the three hottest fall lip shades.


Photo Credits: Thakoon, Dolce & Gabanna, M∙A∙C, & Revlon

It’s hard to go wrong with the bright red lip for fall (or any season for that matter). Whether you wear them velvety and matte as seen on the Marc by Marc Jacobs and Thakoon runways, high-gloss or ombre as seen at Nina Ricci and Basso & Brooke, respectively, bold red lips are in.

Try: Dolce & Gabbana in Ruby, $30.00, available at Saks Fifth AvenueM∙A∙C in Ruby Woo, $15.00, available at M∙A∙C; Revlon in Fire & Ice, $7.99, available at drugstore.com.


Photo Credits: Gucci, CoverGirl, M∙A∙C, NARS

From warm oxblood to almost-black plum, wine was a standout lip shade at many of the season’s runway shows including Christian Siriano, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, and Rochas. There’s no easier way to achieving a dark romantic look for fall than with vampy, berry lips.

Try: CoverGirl Queen Collection in Fine Wine, $6.99, available at drugstore.com; Azealia Banks for M∙A∙C in Yung Rapunxel (Limited Edition), $15.00, available at M∙A∙CNARS in Volga, $25.00, available at NARS Cosmetics.


Photo Credits: Ruffian, Dolce & Gabanna, Milani, Bobbi Brown

Orange has been riding on a wave of popularity for the past few seasons, and this season delivered the hue in electric and bright shades at Christian Dior, Ruffian, and Monique Lhuillier. Coral oranges lips are a lovely ode to the changing autumn leaves and seasonal pumpkin.

Try: Dolce & Gabbana in #130 Sheer, $30, available at Saks Fifth AvenueMilani in Orange Gina, $3.49, available at drugstore.com; Bobbi Brown in Orange, $24; available at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

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