Dark oxblood lips at Rodarte Fall/Winter 2016 Collection
From left to right : (1) MAC “Hang Up” (2) Revlon “Black Cherry” (3) Palladio “Chianti” (4) Revlon Colorstay Ultimate “Brilliant Bordeaux” (5 – what I’m wearing in all of these photos) NYX Soft Matte Cream “Copenhagen”
What color is OXBLOOD?
Oxblood is a color considered to be a dark shade of red, like red wine. It resembles burgundy, but has a hint more purple. Hence, why I call it red lipsticks more dramatic twin sister!
Variations of this dark moody lip shade was seen ALL OVER the fall/autumn 2016 runways from Rodarte, Mary Katrantzou, Marc Jacobs, and Gareth Pugh. So yeh, it is a trend to get on board with when the temps cool off!
Of course oxblood can go to the extreme, so just find a formula and shade range that works for you and how bold you want to look!
In my arm swatch photo above, I am showing you some of my favorite oxblood lip sticks – 4 affordable drugstore ones and 1 department store one. They range slightly in shades and coverage. I just wanted to give you options in what to try this fall!
- Revlon Colorstay, the sheerest and most long wear
- Revlon “Black Cherry” is the darkest and most opaque
- MAC one has the most purple in it
- Palladio is the creamiest and a bright red tint
- NYX is my personal favorite and very matte in its finish almost dark rasperry-ish
So how do you pull off oxblood with the rest of your makeup? It’s pretty simple…keep the rest of your makeup simple and minimal! Here is what I did…
TIPS FOR EYES. I focused on full brows, lots of lashes, and skin colored eyes with a hint of shimmer.
Obviously the focus was on my lashes with my new mascara obsession which is Superhero mascara by it Cosmetics. Y’all, I usually only use drugstore mascara, but this one is worth every penny of the $24 it costs. Try it and believe it. I sent one c/o it Cosmetics and then had to have another tube so I went and bought my second tube! On my lids, I swiped my concealer on them when doing my skin, then I added a little bit of my cheek highlighter, Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Highlighting powder in the center of my lid. A two for one product!
TIPS FOR CHEEKS. I didn’t want my cheek color to overpower my lips BUT they had to have a bit of color so the dark lip didn’t wash me out.
So I used two Kevyn Aucoin products (because I have all of his makeup books and his line is exquisite) and layered the cream blush (I only used the right side which is the more neutral shade of the two) with a bit of his highlighting powder on the upper parts of my cheekbones to give me an ethereal look!!
Give this sinister and sexy lip color a try this fall when red just feels too expected and boring!