Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Met Ball brings the Vamp

I wasn’t blown away by a lot of the dresses at the Met Ball last night, but I was in LOVE with the presence of vampy lips in May! Camilla Belle and Kate Bosworth demonstrated how to tailor this trend to their skin tone.

Both women were flawless with their pristine skin and defined brows. Bosworth chose a deep burgundy matte lipstick that popped against her fair skin and Belle opted for chocolate plum to complement her tanned complexion.

I just can’t get enough of this trend for fall and winter! The trick to pulling off such a bold lip is the appearance of minimal makeup. It’s important to give your skin the illusion of flawlessness with concealer and/or foundation. Instead of strong blush, try for a slight contour with a neutral blush shade such as the universal NARS Douceur (ed note: apparently this shade was actually used on Kate!). To emulate these looks, lightly dust your cheekbones with highlighter. A swipe of mascara and you’re set!

Eva Chen, Beauty Director from Teen Vogue (@evachen212 – she is the BEST beauty person to follow on Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr), broke the news that the lipstick Bosworth wore is a NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga. Stay tuned to TeenVogue.com for a complete breakdown of that look.