The smokey eye has always been a go-to classic beauty trend, especially during the fall and winter months. As the weather changes and cools, we look to those sultry, smokey eyes to warm us up. This season, we’re seeing a new trend that showed up on the fall 2016 runways: smoky lips! Taking the same concept for the smokey eye, this trend warms up and transforms any lip color of your choice by simply blending a darker grey or black lipstick over it. This trend is so easy, we just had to jump on board!
We thought we’d have a little fun creating our own smokey lips using three Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick shades that are already great for the fall season when worn alone: Coffee Run (A rich brown), Screen Queen (A burgundy wine) and Punked (Deep Grey Matte).
The first smokey lip we created was combining Coffee Run with Punked. We first applied Coffee Run on its own. Then, using a lip brush, we blended in a little bit of Punked for a smokey finish. The color, once blended, became sephia-toned in its appearance. Notice how the notes of grey made the lip color much more interesting and a little edgy.
The second smokey lip we created was combining Screen Queen with Punked. The combination of the reds in Screen Queen with the blue grey tone of Punked really brought out a rich, plum shade that rivals Smashbox’s own Plum Role lipstick. Isn't that pretty?
The best thing about the smokey lip trend is it doesn’t require too many products and you can customize and play with your lipstick colors to find the perfect, smokey shade for your skin tone! The combination of new lip colors are endless, especially if you have a lot of unused lipsticks lying around. If you don’t own a grey lipstick yet, now you have a good reason to. Plus, if you ever decide to jump on the 90s grunge lip trend, you’ll be all set!
Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest.