Cherry lips and purple lips: fall 2012 lipstick trends

The hottest beauty trend for the fall 2012 season is the cherry lip or the purple lip. Shades of red and purple lipstick have been at the forefront of beauty over the past few seasons, but for fall 2012, the slightly pink version of red known as cherry, and also shades of purple, are the ultimate in lip-color.

While nails for fall are in shades of nude, brown, purple and red, lips are standing out in sweet cherry and shades of purple. The lips have become the focal point for the fall 2012 season as light shades of purple, neutral hues, charcoal and even black are dressing the eyes and shades of cherry and pink adorn the cheeks. But all this dazzle around the eyes pales in comparison to the cherry lip and the purple lip for fall 2012.

Of course, not everyone looks fabulous in a cherry lip or dark purple lip, and many of us are too shy to wear a lip color which is bold and sexy. Thankfully the secondary lip colors for the fall 2012 are medium purples as well as deep, mature pinks and not-too-bright shades of fuchsia.

Our favorite shades of cherry for fall are Laura Mercier’s “Angelic,” “Haute Red” and “Red Amour” and Dolce & Gabbaba’s Classic Cream Lipstick in “Scarlet” and “Chromed.”

Of course we cannot forget shades of purple! Our favorite lipstick hues in purple, fuchsia and deep pink include Chanel Rouge Coco Culte which is limited edition and Dolce & Gabbana’s Passion Duo “Exotic.”

If cherry, purple, fuchsia and deep pink are not your thing, a pale or nude lip is still relevant and can look very en vogue with deep chocolate brown nail polish and a darker eye. So never fear, beauty is still a personal thing!

We found a few fabulous lipstick hues and assembled them into the Polyvore set below. Are you a cherry lip, a purple lip, or both this fall? Happy shopping and stay fabulous