Shades of Grape: Eight Great Wine-Color Lipsticks

By | Boston Magazine |

It’s been a  banner year for wine-hued lips. Designers like VeraWang and Zac Posen sent models strutting down fall runways in rich,warm hues of burgundy, bordeaux, and merlot—a more-subdued spin on the usual bright-red puckers. “It’s versatile and generally works for all skin tones,” makeup artist Katrina Hess says of the trend. Start with exfoliated lips and lean in with the blotting papers to achieve a matte, stained look; an ultra-glossy wine kisser can veer into garish territory, Hess says. Beauty bonus: The blue undertones in many of these tints make teeth appear whiter for a bright—altogether intoxicating—smile.

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Photograph by Joyce Lee

1.
Bobbi Brown
Rich lip color in “Crimson,” $25, Neiman Marcus.

2.
Chanel
Rouge Allure Luminous Intense lip color in “Envoûtante,” $34, Chanel.

3.
Diego Dalla Palma
Rossorossetto lipstick in “101,” $34, Katrina Hess. 

 4.
Nars
Sheer lipstick in “Fast Ride,” $26, Barneys New York.

5.
Marc Jacobs Beauty
Lovemarc lip gel in “Seduce Me,” $30, Sephora.

6.
M.A.C.
Mineralize Rich lipstick in “All Out Gorgeous,” $22, M.A.C.

7.
Sephora
Rouge Shine lipstick in “Soul Mate,” $12, Sephora.

8.
Benefit
Full-Finish lipstick in “Oh Currant,” $18, Benefit.