Lipstick and Heels
If there are two things I love right now (okay, three including handbags), it’s the perfect lipstick and heels with artistic stems – both following the “vamp” look that seems to be sweeping the season.
The Art of the Oxblood Lip
Since “vamp” is in and gone is the bright red lip trend (although never underestimate the power of a red lipstick), the color oxblood, which is more of a deep wine color (or more simplistically, burgundy), is now the color of the season. Still, with any red color, it’s hard to apply and do it right.
While at Neiman Marcus, I stopped by the Dior makeup counter, as I heard fantastic things about their lipsticks – not only do they have staying power, but they don’t dry out your lips. It was there that I was introduced to not just my new lip color, but also my newest love – the universal lip pencil. This pencil is sheer. It goes on clear and when lipstick is applied, has all-night staying power. Best yet, it doesn’t get stuck to your teeth!
Artistic Heels Trend
My other new addiction – heels with artistic stems or at least some adornment that doesn’t take over the whole shoe.
This season it’s all about a touch of dramatic flair. Paired with the right leather skirt, dress or coat and you have a chic, yet powerful look.