If any color can be both luscious and aloof, it's oxblood. My first pair of Dr Martens were that perfect shade of not quite plum, not quite maroon -- and I'm so happy that the fashion world reminded me of my beloved hue this fall. Here are our favorite beauty buys that embrace the color of the moment: ♥ Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint ($24, pictured). The color's called "Moody," and this gloss-balm-stain hybrid is a sheer take on oxblood, for the fainter of heart. Totally wearable all day long, and you can make it work doubletime as a blush!
♥ Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush ($8). In "Plum Wine," this blush is darker than I usually go, but it's winter and I'm ready for more dramatic beauty picks, especially at this price.