The Mulberry Mouth 2.0
Last Fall, the mulberry mouth was such an overwhelming trend that it became a season-spanning phenomenon, with celebrities, models, and the rest of us wearing the deep burgundy color well into spring and summer. As the Fall 2013 shows get under way, it seems as though makeup artists are intent on bringing the brooding hue back, although this time it appears to be much darker. Rather than give the new-era wine-stained pout a customary claret undertone, face painters seem to be turning to unlikely shades of black and brown to add depth, darkness, and a new twist on an old favorite. At Vivienne Tam, Maud Laceppe mixed MAC Lip Liner in Currant, a dark bordeaux, with its Lip Pencil in Nightmoth, a deep raisin, before blending in equal parts of its Lipmix in Purple and Black for a nineties-era punk sophistication. At Kenneth Cole, Romy Soleimani applied MAC’s Chromagraphic Pencil in Black Black on the outer corners of lips, before using a brush to blend it into the mix of berry pigments she had applied to create an ombré effect. At Derek Lam, Tom Pecheux dabbed the center of his glossy burgundy pouts with Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint in Sinister, a dark black, to simulate “voluptuousness.” And backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim yesterday, Francelle Daly turned to the NARS Eyeliner Pencil in Mambo, a chocolatey brown, to add a richness to models’ mouths. Then, just this morning, Lucia Pieroni did her part to strengthen the cause by mixing two new blackened-cherry shades of Clé de Peau’s Extra Rich Lipstick, Mister Lincoln and Tuscany, backstage at Vera Wang. Commence imitation at will.