Wine lips Emanuel Ungaro Louis Vuitton

Wine lips make a statement at Emanuel Ungaro and Louis Vuitton. Photos: First View and Imaxtree

The Paris runways were crushing on vino-inspired lips during Spring 2011 Fashion Week. Louis Vuitton, Emanuel Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent, and Givenchy all showcased a rich, deep-bordeaux pout -- an indicator that this year, bold, dark lipsticks need not be packed away with the sweaters and scarves come spring.

It may sound suspect, but we think wine lips will contrast nicely with the floral, light flavors of spring fashion (and your tanned skin). And though it may traditionally scream fall, we're putting a spring in its step with a few insider beauty tips.

For a dark spring lip, stick with cooler shades that have blue, rather than brown undertones. This will keep the color looking modern and fresh and also help to brighten your smile. Try Make Up For Ever Number 46 or Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Intimidate. For something a bit more sheer, go for NARS Lipstick in Tamango.

It's best to keep the rest of your makeup minimal for a clean, crisp look that lets the lips shine. Backstage at Yves Saint Laurent, Pat McGrath paired a gloss-covered, deep-bordeaux mouth with a clear complexion and barely-there eyes (bleached brows and no mascara). Over at Givenchy, a creamy complexion and tawny-dusted eyes provided the perfect background for the deep-scarlet pout.

And the final touch before taking your new lip look for a frolic in the daisies? A glaze of gloss for sweet, springtime shine.

Click here for 5 more ways to get glam for fall.

Plus, check out these daring, two-dimensional manicures spotted on the Spring 2011 runways!