Loving Dark Lips

Long the darling of goth girls, dark lips have made their way to the rest of us. Here’s our guide to finding the perfect dark lipstick for that sophisticated, intellectual look.

Yes, the dark lip is now for everyone and we love it no matter the season. It’s held its own against pinks, peaches, pastels and nudes this summer, and will continue to be coveted by fashionistas throughout the fall.

For porcelain tones

Dark lips look great against pale skin... no surprise there! You can play around with a wide range of shades, including Bordeaux, deep red, plum, chocolate and even black if you dare!

For Asian skin

The most common skin tone in Asia, halfway between clear and golden, is best paired with pinkish, orange or copper lip colours. So is it wrong to darken your pout? Not at all! A matte bright red looks absolutely irresistible on Asian beauties.

For medium tones

Those lucky women who permanently look as though they’ve just come back from a vacation in the sun should opt for earth tones with a little added shine. Although fuchsias and fire engine reds can also be wondrous on certain tanned faces, some other dark shades can look a bit severe.

For dark skin

Just like pale women, those with ebony skin tones also have a wealth of choice when it comes to dark lip colour. It’s hard to choose a single shade when you look equally great in browns and dark purples!

A final touch for infinite sophistication

Satin and matte finishes are best for day, as dark colours draw attention to the lips all by themselves. For evening, add a coat of gloss on top of your lipstick to reach the pinnacle of glamour.

Be careful! Dark colours make full lips look bigger and thinner lips even smaller.

Products that caught our attention
Brown shade, shiny finish: Revlon Super Lustrous (Foxy Lady) Fuchsia shade, satin finish: Clarins Rouge Eclat (Red Fuchsia 20) Purple shade, satin finish: Lancôme Absolu Rouge (Aubergine Velvet)
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Loving Dark Lips

Long the darling of goth girls, dark lips have made their way to the rest of us. Here’s our guide to finding the perfect dark lipstick for that sophisticated, intellectual look.
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