Statement Lips: Fall/Winter 2009

Jason Wu. Image from

Jason Wu. Image from

21mThis fall is calling for luxurious pouts as runways and alleyways alike brim with jewel-toned lips. Designers like Jason Wu, Rachel Roy and Karen Walker showed bold beauty shades in their Fall/Winter 2009 shows in seductive tones ranging from deep tangerine to black currant. The statement lip has been been weaving in and out of the spotlight for the past century: Max Factor started it all in the 1920s, Elizabeth Arden headed up the 1940s deep-red glam, and the 80s pop and 90s grunge eras saw the likes of Madonna and Courtney Love sporting richly toned kissers.

This fall, you can easily bring this sophisticated look back. Make up companies like Bobbi Brown and Make Up Forever are great options to check out if you want to mimic the bright lip vibe. Bobbi Brown’s Cocoa Berry, Rum Raisin and Blackberry are all great options for a daytime look, and Make Up Forever’s Hollywood Red, Black and Plum will give good face on a Friday night. Matte or glossed, day or night, this look takes no prisoners.

-Cora Nijhawan

Karen Walker. Image from

Karen Walker. Image from

Rachel Roy. Image from

Rachel Roy. Image from


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