Posted by Amanda Ibironke on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Dark coloured lipstick is hot right now. It’s a major make-up statement not for the faint hearted. Colour shades like deep chocolate browns, eggplant purples to Goth black are used a lot more by fashionistas. Rocking the dark shade lipstick might seem difficult but when wearing dark red or brown, it's kind of easy to pull off. With complementary makeup, the right hairstyle, clothing, and the right setting, the look can be glam and classic. Here are some tips on how to wear them comfortably:
Minimal Eyes & Makeup - The key to pulling off this look is to play up the lips and create a minimal eye and makeup look. To wear a very dark lip, do a subtle eye, nicely defined with eyeliner, using neutral eye shadow shades to leave the emphasis on the lips. If you go with a smoky eye, make it a softer look with gray or brown. Go easy on the blush.

Flawless Lips - These bold deep shades are definitely attention getters. For your lips to look great in dark shades, they need to be smooth. If your lips tend to be dry, remember to exfoliate them to remove dead skin and take other steps to make your lips soft and flawless. If your lips are chapped or dry, dark shades will settle into lines and cracks. Another tip for dry lips: Consider using a gloss or high shine formula instead of matte, or smooth a layer of gloss over a matte lip for more shine.
Make sure to use a flesh-colored lip primer or a concealer or foundation that matches your skin tone. Apply a thin layer before applying lip color. Select any dark lip liner of your choice. The closer the shade of the lip liner is to that of the lipstick, the better!  Line your lips, following your natural lip line. Select the dark lipstick of your choice. Dark lipsticks come in different shades so find one you love and just have fun with it. Follow with a layer of lipstick. Blot with tissue paper and use a matching liner to define the edges. Make sure that your lips are totally covered and that your natural lip color does not peek through in areas, which will make your lips look unfinished.

Deep plums, wines and berries look great and natural on dark skin tones and can be stunning during the day. But you might want to save these deep, dark shades for the evening if you have a light skin tone where the effect might be a bit jolting. Black and dark eggplant lipstick might not give you the look you would like at the office. So, it all depends on where and for what occasion you will be wearing this look.

Wearing these dark coloured lipsticks can overpower the outfit so make sure your clothing is less busy. Try it out ladies. After all, fashion is all about taking risks, it’s worth it. Chao chao!!

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