We LOVE red lipstick — it’s no secret! But, sometimes, we’re ready to throw caution to the wind and try something a little dangerous. Like wearing really, really dark lipstick (‘tis the season). Don’t be afraid of this bold look — it’s not scary — unless, maybe you wear the wrong one for your skin tone (yikes)! While dark lipstick can be tough to wear, there are ways to make this seasonal statement work for you. Here’s how!
Super deep burgundy or aubergine shades look beautiful on your skin tone! Opt for rich eggplant colors like Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in Night Viper or YSL Rouge Volupté Perle in Irridescent Burgandy. Go big or go home, right? For a really dramatic effect, try a full-on purple look using NYX Simply Vamp in Temptress and be sure to keep the rest of your makeup simple!
MDC Quick Tips for Dark Lips 1. Exfoliate your lips for a smooth application. Dark lipstick is not so forgiving when it comes to chapped lips. 2. Pair substantial lips with fall textured clothing and colors. 3. Line your lips with a similar color first to prevent bleeding. 4. Apply the lipstick with a lip brush for clear and defined lines. 5. When wearing really dark lipstick, the rest of your makeup should be minimal.
What shade of dark lipstick are you lovin’ right now? Let us know in the comments below!
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