Fall 2012: Some looks from Gucci Westman...To make this work without looking to vampy [unless that's the look you're going for, than by all means, to each is own] go minimal on the rest of the face.
The look for less:
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Smitten
The design of this chubby crayon reminds me of Clinique's Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm, but I find it to be a little heavier with a deeper color payoff. I like this more than a stain as it gives the perfect flush of color with smooth lips. The color lasts forever, even after the "balm" wears off.
Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss Bordeux
This non-sticky light weight gloss is extremely pigmented with decent staying power (it is a gloss after all). It is a semi opaque but totally buildable, vivid, deep wine color with a mirror-like shine. It looks a touch intimidating in the tube but it is so beautiful on. Probably my fav of the 3.
L'Oreal Colour Caresse Luminous Lipstick Cherry Tulle
I'm a big fan of this entire line, the formula is super hydrating and light and the color payoff is good, but totally buildable for a more dramatic look. I think this is a wonderful option for people who'd like to try the trend but don't want to jump in feet first.
A few more options: Covergirl Lip Perfection Shade Burn and Covergirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Shade 550 Plum Splash. Details and pictures to come.