Yes, the dark statement lip is more of a ‘winter’ trend, but don’t let that put you off if you’re looking to give the look a go! There really are no steadfast rules when it comes to beauty makeup - just a few makeup faux pas which should be avoided.
Here are 3 ways to help you embrace the dark stained lip trend:
1. Avoid the wrong shade for your skin tone
Just like finding the right shade for your eyebrows, finding the best lip shade for your skin tone is paramount. As a general rule-of-thumb, keep in mind that darker skin tones can pull off more purple-inspired lip shades. Those with lighter and fairer complexions should stick to warmer, berry-inspired hues. If you have cool undertones, you can also get away with blue-based lip shades, while warmer skin tones generally suit brown-based lip shades.
2. Don’t forget to prep before application
For a rich, even and dark colour, you need a higher concentration of lipstick on your lips. The reality of this though is that the more lipstick you wear, the drier the lipstick becomes throughout the day/evening. This is where lip prep and moisture are super important. For a smooth, velvety finish that lasts, try exfoliating your lips beforehand with a gentle lip exfoliant. Then after this, apply a generous amount of lip balm containing coconut oil, shea butter or jojoba oil for a beautiful, soft canvas.
3. Don’t overdo the rest of your makeup
Last but by no means least, avoid one of the most important no-no’s when wearing a statement dark lip: don’t forget to keep the rest of your makeup neutral! Try to go light and simple on the eyeshadow and eyeliner, but play up your luscious lashes. Long, fluttery lashes are the perfect complement to a bold, dark lip.
There really is no need to shy away from adding a bold, dark lip shade to your makeup kit – step out of your box and give your look some lip this 2019!