Bold and beautiful
The time has come for bold and bright to give way to the deep, dark lip colors of fall. Much like red lipstick, women often think they can’t wear a richly pigmented lip, but as long as you know what you’re doing dark lipstick can look remarkably chic. The far from color shy our makeup artist is here with the guidance and inspiration you need to embrace the darker side of beauty. Without further ado, here are our do’s and don’ts of dark lipstick…
Special tip: Don’t forget to do a teeth check
DO prep your lips properly by exfoliating and moisturizing before application. This make the color go on smoother and last longer.
DO line your lips with a lip pencil similar in color to your lipstick first. This allows you to establish the boundaries of your lip and the pencil helps hold the color in place.
DON’T apply dark lipstick on dry, chapped lips. The color will crack and flake off–not a good look.
DON’T forget about your eyes. Defined brows, clean liner and lots of mascara pair well with dark lips. For eye shadow, choose a light shimmery bronze or taupe to play up the eyes without stealing focus from the lips.