Is there anything more sophisticated than a dark berry lip? When it comes to makeup, it's a look that's hard to beat and it just so happens to be one of the biggest trends from the Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalks. Hurrah!
However - this doesn't mean going all out vamp. Barber referenced the "modern, diffused quality" at Kenneth Cole and Marni, where red lip stains were blurred around the edges for a softer focus.
It's not just about the lip either. "Milky skin and a bigger brow with no or little mascara" are also important for keeping this look strong and clean. Our favourite example of this? Bottega Veneta's A/W 13 show. Paired with the bouncy curls and a sharp, structured collection, this makeup made these girls look all the more alluring.
There are a few tricks for tackling the eye vs lip battle too. Poppy King, founder of Lipstick Queen, shared her secret with us. "Keep eye makeup to an absolute minimum so as not to come over too goth!", she said. "Dark berry shades with a nuance of chocolate brown are super flattering and are a bold statement"
As for what to wear these lip colours with, Kerry Washington got it just right at the Django Unchained premiere - a neutral off-white and grey print gown.