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Autumn/Winter 2010 Beauty Trend: Vampish Lips

16/09/2010 18:58 | Updated 22 May 2015
Vamp it up this autumn with blood red lips - the sensual alternative to smoky eyes. Wear it glossy, matte or soft and balmy, smudged up or perfectly defined and choose any traffic-stopping shade from pillar-box red to plum wine. Anything goes... as long as it's bold and brazen.
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A/w 2010 beauty trend: Vampish lips

In case you hadn't noticed, vampires are officially in vogue. From Twilight to True Blood, they've dominated our bookshelves, cinemas and TV screens and now their dark, sultry looks have descended on the catwalks.

From blood red to the deepest damson, bold lips are back. At Luca Luca (left), claret-stained matte lips gave clean complexions a powerful punch of colour while dark plum mouths had a Gothic undertone at Issa (right).

A/w 2010 beauty trend: Vampish lips

At Proenza Schouler (left) defined edges were ditched at in favour of a wine-stained finish while pencil was used at Peter Som (right) for precision-lined purple pouts.

A/w 2010 beauty trend: Vampish lips

Who could be a better poster girl for blood red lips than the ultimate vampire vixen, True Blood's Pam? In real life Kristin ditches the smoky eyes (and pointy teeth!) in favour of a creamy complexion and flick of liner to complement her signature red lips.

A/w 2010 beauty trend: Vampish lips

Blood red lips with a matte finish are not hard to pull off if you follow two simple rules. 1: Team with a fresh dewy, complexion to soften the look; 2: Use a lip primer for a silky smooth finish.

For a softer take on matte lips, opt for a lipstick with a creamy velvet finish or for a wearable daytime alternative create a soft balmy finish by blotting lips first and then applying a slick of balm.

A/w 2010 beauty trend: Vampish lips

For a true Goth-girl look, opt for a purple-toned lipstick or if you prefer something more girlie than goth, channel the 1940s and ditch berry tones for pillar-box red lips teamed with flawless skin and plenty of volumising mascara.

A/w 2010 beauty trend: Vampish lips

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