Dolls, for fall 2008, black lipstick is not goth, but gorge. I know, girls. I KNOW. I was thinking to myself, is this 90s redux (the Sharon Chersky brown lip) gone bad or what? But keep an open mind. I would never steer you wrong, would I? (I wouldn’t.) If you’re curious but hesitant, a good “training black lip” can be achieved with black gloss. I know, just stay with me. A low-pigment black gloss is easy to wear alone and can be blended with other shades for a little drama.
This November, Lancôme will be debuting Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black (pictured). This is part of a luxe lip set created by Aaron de Mey, Lancôme’s new artistic director for makeup. Priced at $48, it features the black gloss and Color Fever Lipstick in Piha Red, inspired by the red of a Christian Louboutin sole. (Piha is the name of the beach near Aaron’s childhood home in New Zealand.) Aaron is a big adherent of having fun with makeup, so the idea is to wear the colors alone or to customize your own shade by mixing them together. Aaron also loves to use Piha Black as an eye gloss.
Only 500 of the sets will be available in the United States, exclusively at the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street location, lancome-usa.com and the five Lancôme boutiques. The waiting list at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street has just opened. Add your name to the list by calling 212-705-2886.
Are you willing to try out a black gloss, or are you hesitant? I’m all over Piha Red, but I’m still deciding how wearable a black gloss is. That said, I LOVE the black lip I’ve seen in the September issue of so many mags that have crossed my path. Tell me how YOU feel in the comments!