Trend Alert: Strong Lips
"Less is always more," states CoverGirl's celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern. If you pump up lip color, tone down the rest of your look.
Create the Look:
1. Open up and brighten eyes by sweeping lids with a sheer white shadow like Femme Couture Mineral Effects Eyeshadow in Glimmer Glass ($6; ). Then apply a coat of black mascara to lengthen and define lashes.
2. Warm up your skin tone by lightly sweeping a peachy pink blush on the apples of cheeks, across your forehead and chin, then down the bridge of your nose. One to try: wet n wild Ultimate Minerals Blush in Purely Mauve ($4; at drugstores).
3. On lips, opt for a long-lasting lip stain in deep plum (a hot hue for the season). To get a precise application, use a lip brush. We're fans of the glominerals gloTint for cheeks and lips ($14; ). Finish with clear lipgloss to add instant shine.