If you've picked up any of the huge September fall fashion issues of any magazine, you know that super dark (even black!) lips are the look for fall. But while I can totally appreciate the beauty of this look on the models in Vogue, let's just say I look considerably LESS fashionable with it. (I actually kind of look like I'm dressing up as a vampire for Halloween - definitely not high fashion on me). But I'm still interested in ways that I can incorporate this look for fall, and according to Lancôme, a good way to ease into the look is with black lip gloss, since a low-pigment black gloss is easy to wear alone (I'm a little doubtful of this on me, but we'll see...). You can also blend the black gloss with other colors to make your own dark shades for autumn (I'm really curious to see how that would look with a few of the lipsticks I already own).
In November, Lancôme will be debuting Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black as part of a luxurious lip set created by Aaron de Mey, their new artistic director for makeup. For $48, the kit contains the black gloss and Color Fever Lipstick in Piha Red, which was inspired by the red of a Christian Louboutin sole. (And what girl doesn't love that color?) The idea is to wear each color alone or to come up with your own shade by mixing them together (as shown on the color on the lips above, which I totally love and can't wait to try and recreate myself).
Only 500 of the sets will be available in the United States, and they'll be found exclusively at the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street location in NYC, on lancome-usa.com and at the five Lancôme boutiques. If you'd like to put yourself on the just opened waiting list at Bloomingdale’s, just call (212) 705-2886 to get your name on the list.
Photo courtesy of Lancôme