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Spellbound Smile

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For the sartorially inclined, Halloween is the Holy Grail of holidays — but for the luxe-loving set, donning tacky, store-bought ensembles sounds truly terrifying. Sadly, obtaining a costume that is both creative, chic and — let’s not forget — age-appropriate seems more tricky than treat-like.

On this All Hallows’ Eve, why not channel a look straight from the fall/winter runways, the dark lip, and treat yourself to one of the most haute hues on the market — Serge Lutens’ #9 Couvre Fou.

At first glance, the shade looks blackish-brown, but glides on in the most Twilight-perfect color of dark plum — ideal for any seasonally spooky outing. At $75 a tube, it is definitely on the pricier side of the lipstick scale, but its staying power, smooth matte texture and gorgeous rich wine color is unmatched. Face adorned in dark glamour, you’ll look once bitten, but not at all shy.

So what to pair your new dark lips with for tomorrow evening’s festivities? Take a cue from pop culture’s vamp craze and add a flowing dark dress to instantly become a high-fashion immortal — or draw on the famous wine-stained pouts of Bohemian Paris as a ’20s flapper. If you’re on the daring side, go gothic chic and drape yourself in vintage chains. In true Halloween style, ’90s couture is back from the dead and making a comeback, after all.

Happy Journeys!

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