We may be well into the swing of Summer, but there's one Winter trend that just won't quit — the sexy, dark, dangerous lip look. Dramatic description? It may well be, but a makeup craze this good deserves a bit of extra attention. There's something so mysterious and luxe about slicking dark red, purple or berry-hued colours across your lips — it's the easiest way to make like a modern femme fatale and knock the socks off anyone who stands in your way. As these celebrities beautifully exhibit, there are so many ways to interpret the trend. No matter your complexion and hair colour, there's a version in here that you can take and make your own this season. Because while we love a bright, light lip for long lunches in Summer, there's nothing quite like a vampy vibe to carry you through the balmy nights.
Miley Cyrus may have made Mrs. Claus jealous when she got up close and personal with Santa at KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball in LA yesterday. The singer donned a shiny, red crop top with white cuffs for her theatrical performance, and she showcased her signature stage antics, twerking and sticking out her tongue while singing into a candy-cane microphone. The extended performance marks a return to flirty form for Miley, who gave us a purr-heavy rendition of "Wrecking Ball" with a lip-synching cat at the American Music Awards last month. Fans at the star-studded concert were also treated to festive performances by Selena Gomez, who rocked the stage with a short bob haircut, plus Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias, Ariana Grande, and more.
More subdued, sure, since it was a monochromatic black pantsuit look, but no less revealing — the look featured a deep v-neck that sliced down nearly to her navel. While we've slowly been getting used to the idea of Selena all grown-up, this is still a pretty sultry look. Do you like it?
The little black dress is a wardrobe staple that willl never let you down. Timeless, versatile and universally flattering, the humble LBD has a lot going for it. And because we're always looking for fresh ways to do after-hours fashion, we've flicked through our celebrity style archives to unearth some inspiration for how to wear it, and updated with the most recent LBD looks of the season.
Whether you're giving it a quirky twist à la Alexa Chung, or sexy simplicity is more your deal (Kate Moss, we're looking at you), this gallery is sure to get you excited about reimagining your favourite little black number this weekend.