Sunday, October 1, 2023

Trend to Try: Vampy Berry-Stained Lips

With Halloween on the horizon and Autumn/Winter firmly upon us, the mood is shifting towards a deeper, darker, ‘vampier’ look, with the berry lip trend taking over pouts everywhere.

Originating from some of our favourite runways, the trend – deep berry hues on lips, as though stained on, rather than glossed – was spied on the ramp at DKNY’s Autumn/Winter’14 collection showcase, with models blowing us away with the grungy beauty look as they showed off the brand’s street-fused pieces;

The look was spied on the runway atDKNY’s NYFW A/W’14 showcase

Berry lips varied between being paired with a smoky eye and with lids being left neutral

And it’s not just on the runways we’ve been spying the trend, with the stars also on board with the look too – from model Joan Smalls and Rihanna’s deep plum lips and subtle smoky eyes, to Kerry Washington’s cherry pout and mini winged liner;

Joan Smalls showing off the look at an event

Rih-Rih is often spied working a deep lipshade, and has here added a subtle smoky eye for added vampy vibes

Actress Kerry Washington at this year’s Oscars, keeping the look classy and minimal with just a small flick of eyeliner

Get the Look

Wanting to rock this trend as part of your Halloween ensemble, or just dying to show it off day-to-day? Here’s how to it;

1. First, apply a foundation and a small amount of concealer under the eyes and to blemishes to create a flawless look.

2. Fill brows using a brow pencil and then brush through to keep them feathery for a natural finish.

3. If you’re going to go vampy with smoky eyeshadow, apply yours to the required effect (subtle or dramatic) using a brush, smudging with your finger tips for a carefree finish. Whether you’re using eyeshadow or not, do make sure to line the eyes using black or dark brown liquid liner; simply etch along your top lash line, flicking out at the corners to widen the eyes.

4. Complete the eyes with a wash of black or dark brown mascara. Apply 2 coats for a more dramatic look.

5.  For the lips, use a burgundy or cherry lip pencil, colouring in all over the lips. Then, finish with a matching lipstick, applied over the top and then patted on with fingers to leave a stained effect.

Here’s some products we at SPICE recommend to recreate the trend;  

ELF’s liquid liner, £1.95

MAC’s brow pencil in “Stud” or “Spiked”, £13.50

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MAC’s “Diva” or “Mulled Down Berry” lipsticks, £15.50

NARS pure matte lipstick in volga 25 sephora
NARS’ pure matte lipstick in “Volga,” £25


MAC's "Nightmoth" lipliner, £??
MAC’s “Nightmoth” lipliner, £13.50

And that’s it – all you need to know to get your on-trend look for the season or to put the finishing touches on your spooky looks this All Hallow’s Eve. Show us your attempts on Instagram via @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #BerryLips.

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