Skip to main content

#askDC: What's the hottest fall makeup trend? velvet lips!

Q: I have worn my makeup the same way for as long as I can remember, and I’m super-bored with my look! What’s an easy way to change things up for fall?  –Heather in Newport Beach

A: This season, it’s all about dark lips- vampy, gothic, boho lipstick can add a touch of edge to any girlie outfit or add sex appeal to a relaxed look -- No matter your style or intention, there’s a look for you! Even better: There’s no need to sweat the details for this versatile runway favorite, especially for work, play or a romantic date.

Of course, a little product power helps. For runway-ready looks, Eric Devezin recommends his Devezin brand because the products are constantly inspired by new styles.

Here are four great ways to master the fall velvet lip trend:

1. Stop putting dark lips in the same category as blue eye shadow or neon highlights. Deep colors can be as neutral looking as long as the rest of your makeup remains understated. 

A minimal approach is key, though you might throw some under-eye concealer, and an all over highlighter in the mix. I've found a deep lip can accentuate bone structure.

2. Its all over the runways, the choices are endless. Not only did we see deep lips paired with lace miniskirts at Burberry, embellished halter tops at Anna Sui, but this makeup trend was also all over spring/summer shows like Miu Miu, Givenchy, and many more. So go for it.

Even if you don't follow fashion, this sort of sweeping shift is hard to ignore.

 3. A stark, gothic looks great on tan and black skin. As skin tends to darken in the summer the contrast between your deep lip color and your skin tone becomes less stark. If you are very fair, I recommend creating a slight ombré with the darkest color at the center. That way the shade closest to your skin is less drastic.

Brighten your eyes with thick black eye liner and finish it off with a dark glossy red lip.

Hot tip! There’s no wrong way to wear your makeup. Today’s variety of makeup highlighters, concealers, glitter and powders can take your look from day to night in a snap.

4. There’s something really contemporary about these looks. The most pigmented of the dark-lipstick spectrum; the satiny ink lips and the patent-leather pout. The key to keeping the look out of scary territory is applying lipstick precisely and pairing it with a nearly bare face.

The lack of everything else is what really makes these velvet lips special. 

Because all eyes will be on your lips, give them extra care. Prior to applying your lipstick, exfoliate lips with a dab of sugar mixed with moisturizer, then run a soft brush around the mouth with a dab of concealer to obscure any faint lines. For the most precise application, use a lip brush for control.

Apply your lip color from the center and swipe outward toward the corners so it will be symmetrical. Follow with a similar shade of pencil, carefully sketching along the edges, or a clear wax pencil to keep color from feathering. Though a runway lip often features sharp, angular edges, for the real world, I suggest something softer, especially with darker shades.

5. Because Beyoncé.  Need I say more?


Want more? If you’re ready to experiment with a new look this fall, our Studio @ Devezin Beauty makeup artist are ready. Check out our Service Menu, then book an appointment with one of our beauty experts to get the look you’ve always wanted.

Popular posts from this blog

Brazilian Bikini Wax

An important step to prepare for a bikini wax is to avoid swimming or sunning oneself for a full 24 hours prior to the wax. After the waxing, you will want to consider the same for a couple of days. The skin can have some redness or bumping, which can be helped by ice. There is also the occasional ingrown hair, which can be iced, and then have anti-bacterial cream applied to ward off infection. Aestheticians recommend gently exfoliating the pubic area before the wax, and then doing so regularly after the wax to cut down on ingrown hairs. If you want to look your best in a tiny bikini, the Brazilian wax is the way to go. However, there are plenty of things you need to consider before showing up for your appointment. You need to get your body ready, but also consider your state of mind, particularly if it’s your first time. Avoid Trimming The ideal length of hair for the best bikini wax is between 1/8" - 1/4". Anything shorter will not deliver satisfied result…


Come in to Devezin Beauty Studio for a fun filled and stress free Prom Makeover for ($175), which includes professional hair and makeup services. Our talented beauty professionals will create your dream makeover 
CALL Devezin Beauty TODAY
                            TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENTBOOK NOW  818-441-8891

Get Ready for Summer

One of the easiest ways to update your makeup bag each season is to add in current color trends. And while it’s probably inadvisable to replace your whole makeup kit with a fleeting palette-du-jour, adding a few fresh products can go a long way. Accessories, especially, are a smart way to incorporate timely hues, and many of us switch those up anyway. One prime example: A new eye-shadow in lilac is a stylish asset that can take you through spring and summer. Follow our social media to see the color trends to know about now, along with impactful products in each category. If you can’t decide which you’ll use most, we recommend one of the featured Devezin products, which are as functional as they are fashionable.
With summer here, it's time to reach for the sunscreen. But not everyone is convinced that skin protection is a necessity. "Older adults grew up at a time when unprotected skin exposure wasn't a cardinal sin, and many I talk to think a little sun is good for them. …