Makeup Trends Spring 2013: Red Lips, Part 1 of 6

Prada RTW Spring 2013

Prada, Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Behind the scenes, via Vogue.com

The year is finally over, and as we begin a new one we want to put the best face forward. Taking inspiration from icons of the past to images in nature, artists created looks on the runway that made a serious statement. Colors were more vibrant, skin was a little brighter, and eyes were bold with drama in full effect. It’s been a few seasons since we have seen so many options, au natural being favored in lieu of brazen beauty for Spring, but 2013 is loud and very, no pun intended, in your face.

Classic red lips made a comeback this season; Helmut Newton inspired beauties wore smoldering crimson pouts at Jason Wu, and created pop art perfection at Prada. MAC Cherry lip pencil is a great red staple, while MAC Vino lip pencil can be used to deepen colors to sultry levels. MAC’s Lady at Play and Lush Life lip colors enhanced the image of this dark dominatrix, while CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipliner in Hot and and LipPerfection Lipcolor in the same shade created the illusion of a fuller, dramatic pucker.