Friday, December 6, 2013

beauty trend to try -- oxblood lips.

COVETING: Elevenses Ribboned Velvet Trousers in Grey (also in Black); $148
Although I'm obviously a big proponent of a sparkly dress for holiday parties, I have to say that I love the idea of mixing things up with a dressy pair of trousers. Adding sparkle and shine is an easy way to elevate your pants to eveningwear, and the texture on these velvet trousers does it perfectly. I love soft, slightly shiny fabric and the bow belt is so festive. Perfect to pair with a shimmery top and smoking slippers for the ultimate in party comfort.

Holiday beauty trends are always tricky -- it's so easy to slide into cheesy territory with Christmas tree-bedazzled nails or Santa Claus-red lips and too-rosy cheeks. But the oxblood lip trend is, if nothing else, sophisticated. Since dark lips tend to scare the heck out of me, I'm more drawn to berry-esque shades paired with a fairly neutral and slightly luminous face to make them seem less goth and more glam.

lauren-conrad-oxblood-lips.jpg{I'm not usually a fan of matching lips and nails, but Lauren Conrad's deep red lips are so chic that the nails seem like a natural pairing}

 {I love this berry hue and the super-clean but still put-together eye makeup}

Kat Dennings Oxblood Lip and Nails
{For the more daring, this color on Kat Dennings is so deep and rich and perfectly holiday-ready}

{Megan Fox's lips are glossy enough to offset the deep hue a bit}

Will YOU be wearing oxblood lips this season?
xo Josie
Thanks to Anthropologie, Allure, InStyle, Jada Beauty, and Moe Jackson for the photos.


Katie said...

I've been looking for the perfect shade for quite some time - no luck so far!

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