Trending now: Oxblood lips

Trending now: Oxblood lips

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Text: Renée Batchelor

Image: Burberry

It may seem at odds with the advent of Spring, but rich and brilliant lips in tones of blackberry and oxblood are everywhere

It's light out on the beauty front as ladies are gravitating towards rich and deep lip shades to signify glamour and a certain vampy quality. From the campaign images for Burberry Beauty's latest liquid lipstick to the red carpets — where this shade is perfect for commanding attention away from over-embellished gowns — there's no wrong way to go dark. We like it best with groomed, but not over-perfected brows and luminous skin, but add your own spin to this full-bodied shade by patting it on or applying it precisely. Call it wine, burgundy, blackberry or oxblood, when worn in a soft matte finish there's no more thrillingly modern a shade. And look how it works on every skin tone from porcelain to mocha.

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