Sporting a dark lipstick can be quite intimidating, but it can also be really empowering. It can easily make you look like Rihanna or just some random girl who’s confused as to when Halloween is. To help you avoid becoming that girl, we asked known beauty experts for some tips on how you’ll be able to rock a vampy lip in no time.
- Get the Right Lipstick Shade
To choose the lipstick that best suits you, ensure that its undertone matches well with your colouring – your eye colour, hair colour and your skin tone. Pink undertones look good on women with lighter colouring, while brown tones are best suited for girls with darker colouring. Blue undertones, on the other hand, are perfect for cool-toned women.
- Keep Your Lip Shape in Mind
The best way to avoid getting a messy result with a dark lippie is to line your lips after applying the lipstick. If you have a brush applicator on hand, use it in applying your lipstick to achieve a cleaner application. Also, remember that dark lipsticks can make your lips look thinner than they are. So if you’re blessed with rather thin lips, be sure to overdraw them so that the dark colour won’t further shrink them.
- Fill Your Eyebrows
If there’s another part in your face that you should highlight when wearing a dark lipstick, it would be your eyebrows. Since your lippie is already drawing attention on the lower point of your face, it’s crucial that you balance it out by filling in your brows and giving it the power to frame your face.
- Go for a Minimal Eye Makeup
If that’s what makes you happy, we won’t stop you from wearing a smoky eye with your vampy lips. But if you want your lips to be the highlight of your makeup, then it’d be best to keep your eye makeup to a minimum. Bronze and gold eyeshadows look good when paired with a dark lipstick, but when you’re in doubt, doing a simple winged eyeliner is already enough.
- Don’t Forget Your Cheeks
Just like any other lipstick, a dark lippie also has the power to wash out your face. So make sure that you don’t forget to apply some bronzer when wearing one to put some colour back to your cheeks. For the blush, you can stick to a bronzy or a neutral shade, but if you’re planning to go for a flushed look, use one with a berry tone.
Pulling off a dark lipstick isn’t that difficult to do. All you’ve got to do is know which shade suits you best and you’ll be able to rock that sexy, vamp lip look that you’ve always wanted.