Photo Call: The Deep Lip, Modernized
Published Sep 28, 2012
The vampy lip made an early entrance this summer, but with the leaves turning and the autumn chill approaching, it's time to give burgundied blacks, power plums, and oxblood browns our full attention. Chalky textures of decades past be gone, contemporary darks come in everything from powder velvet and vinyl-shine formulas—and any complexion can adapt the look to their attitude. Lean on the stained side for Victorian sophistication, or go full-on edgy with a pigment-packed violet—pair either look with a hardworking lip liner for depth and precision. After viewing these community photos, it's time to get on the dark side.