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Remember the sexy, unsmiling models in Robert Palmer’s 1985 video, “Addicted to Love?” I’ll admit I’m old enough to recall the way they danced around in their tight black dresses while pretending to strum awesome white guitars. And, of course, I can’t forget their lips! The opaque, red gloss the “band” wore was everything. I still associate full-coverage, high-shine lips with that video, and that’s what popped into my head when I saw pics of the Oscar de la Renta, Veronique Branquinho, and Emporio Armani fall '13 runway shows — vinyl lips were in full force on those catwalks.
Now that the fall season is actually here (and I don’t have to worry about my lip color melting off), I’m completely ignoring my usual sheer glosses in favor of intensely pigmented options. Of course, I’m gonna take a cue from Palmer’s video girls and wear my bold, slick lips with a tight bun — who needs hair stuck to their lips? As for which colors I’m going to go with, I plan on switching it up. Check out five shades I’m currently into, ahead.