You’ve seen models wear dark lipstick and they looked fabulous. You want that dramatic look for yourself but something doesn’t seem quite right when you do it. That’s because dark lipstick is tricky. You need to know when and how to wear it.
Save the dark lipstick colors for the evenings. If you wear dark lipstick during the day the effect will be striking but not in the way you want it. Also, be careful when choosing your outfit. Heavier fabrics and deep, dark colors tend to suit dark lips better.
You should also find the right color for you. For example, if you have dark eyes, try a brown burgundy on the lips. Blue-based burgundy or other shades are more versatile and they can look great on you whether you have light or dark eyes. The color of the lipstick can also be chosen based on the color of the hair.
When wearing dark lipstick, it can be tempting to pair it with other dark elements but try not to go totally goth. A balanced look is the way to go.
This is extremely important: trace the lips perfectly. In other words, don’t color outside the lines or you’ll end up looking funny and not in a good way.
Since the lips will be the focal point of attention, let them do all the talking. Keep the rest of the face simple and use only mascara and maybe even some eyeliner.
Don’t forget to check your teeth before leaving the house or your smile won’t brighten anyone’s day. Always check the mirror as dark lipstick can leave ugly marks on your teeth.
Think twice before using lip gloss over your dark lipstick. Some shades need a little bit of help to stand out and look sexy but it’s not always the case. Sometimes the gloss can make the lipstick look messy and you don’t want that, especially with a dark, dramatic color.
Wear your dark lipstick with pride. Sure, you’ll stand out and everyone will be looking at you but that’s just because you look stunning. So wear your dark lipstick with confidence.