Master This: The Dark Lip

Master This: The Dark Lip

There is a chill in the air and the leaves  are vibrant hue which can only mean one thing. Yes, Fall is here… but more importantly, time for the dark lip! We LOVE playing with fall beauty trends, and as soon as the weather cools down, we are pulling out our fave dark lippy hues.

An unforgettable pout in a daring shade is the perfect way to update your Fall style. From vivid berry or violet to rich crimson or Bordeaux, anyone can pull off a daring dark lip once you know the tricks!

How to wear a dark lip:

  • Try on a few shades before committing (this is the fun part that we want to help you with in out Shop+Studio!)
  • Choose a color that complements your complexion (not your outfit) and be adventurous – this is a bold look!

Master This: The Dark Lip

  • You can apply this Fall lip trend by going matte or by layering on some gloss depending on how glam you feel. Matte lips will last longer, and gloss will need to be reapplied more often.
  • Start by layering a thin wash of concealer over the lips to help the colour stay on longer, and to prime the lips. OR, if you want to get your inner pro makeup artist on, use a lip primer  – my go to is Lush Lips water plumping primer from Stila,
  • To create a perfect lip look, I always find it’s best to use a lip liner after to blend and define the lip colour.

Shop our fave dark, vampy shades in our Shop+Studio:

STILA: If you’re looking for lip stains, my go to brand is Stila. My favs to create a dark lip are Ricco, Beso, Chianti and Patina. Stila also has colour balms which aren’t as pigmented, however, if you’re wanting to venture into a dark lip, Elyssa is a great alternative shade for a sheer lipstick. 

Glo Skin Beauty: Bombshell is the perfect red and Demure/Trademark are the best neutral lip colours.

Paul and Joe: Paul and Joe’s line of lippies are made with jojoba oil, lavender oil, cocoa butter, orange flower water, and white lily extract, so they are SUPER hydrating! Shade 306 is a dark mauve, which works well for fair complexions.

So, which shade are you planning to rock this fall? XO

Photos by talented Christine Pienaar

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