LordeNews of Lorde's forthcoming makeup collaboration with MAC, out this June, inspired visions of what will almost certainly be the definitive blackened plum lip color of the season-but here in the Vogue.com offices, a grunge-y, gothy, nineties-esque lip lives on year-round. Think Kristen McMenamy in Steven Meisel's iconic Grunge & Glory shoot. Think Winona and Johnny. Think Drew Barrymore in her daisy phase.
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I mean, remember Clinique's Black Honey-the gateway lipstick of choice for a generation of nineties girls who eventually moved on to the supersaturated matte version of the look? Apparently we're not the only ones who stockpiled little silver tubes in our formative years. These days, everyone from Lana Del Rey to Azealia Banks and Rihanna have made a Bordeaux lip color bordering on black their signature. And yes, Ri-Ri recently created her own super dark lipstick in collaboration with MAC, too.
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