How to wear dark lipstick

Burgundy, plum, glossy blood red, highly-pigmented neons in purple and orange hues: this season, we go for dark shades on our lips and we follow these useful application tips! 

Tips for flawless application

On dark lips, application mistakes can be more visible. For impeccable results, be sure to closely follow these steps:

  1. It is essential to exfoliate your lips before applying lipstick to remove dead skin and ensure you have a smooth surface to work with.

    Tip: Out of exfoliant? Go to the pantry! A small amount of sugar gently rubbed on the lips is enough to scrub away impurities.

  2. Next, apply a lip base to help your lipstick last much longer.
  3. Use a lip liner in the same shade as your lipstick to carefully outline your lips. To maximize your colour’s hold, be sure to also apply the liner on the surface of your lips.
  4. Apply the first coat of lipstick with care, then shade it in so that only the pigments are left behind. Next, apply a second coat for a more opaque effect and long-lasting hold.
  5. Finish with the lip liner to touch up the contour of your lips for maximum definition. 
  6. You can also add a long-lasting finishing powder that will keep the lipstick from fading.  

Choose from these colour ranges

Tip: Can’t decide between several dark shades? Check the veins on your wrists! If they are greenish, warm hues such as burgundy or reddish orange will most likely suit you. If they are bluish, go for purple or plum.  

Burgundy

Burgundy has been very trendy in recent years.Elegant and versatile, it goes from office to cocktails, and adds a touch of glamour to evenings out. Pair it with understated makeup to avoid overload and highlight the lips. On porcelain skins, the effect is striking! 

We suggest:

Matte Shaker Lipstick, 6.5 ml
Lancôme

Matte Shaker Lipstick, 6.5 ml

NEONS

This year, we dare to be flashy!We love flame red, fuchsia or violet lips. These highly pigmented colours are true antidotes to gloom.

We suggest:

Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick , 4 ml
NYX Professional Makeup

Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick , 4 ml
Clinique Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Colour + Primer, 3.8 g
Clinique

Clinique Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Colour + Primer, 3.8 g

A pretty pop of bold yet see-through colour + smoothing primer in one coat.

GLOSSY RED

Emporio Armani, Tanya Taylor, Giambattista Valli: several designers showcased laquered lipsticks on their catwalks recently. Their shade of choice? Blood red! Deep, sensual and luminous, this shade offers a modern variation on the theme of the femme fatale.  

We suggest:

Miss Pupa Gloss Lipgloss, 5 ml
Pupa Milano

Miss Pupa Gloss Lipgloss, 5 ml

Gloss Extreme Shine Gloss Instant Volume Effect

PLUM

Get your velvet and choker : it's time to go Gothic with a plum mouth! Easier to wear than black, but just as daring, this sophisticated colour is particularly suited for darker skins. 

Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick, 3.5 g
Estée Lauder

Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick, 3.5 g

Medium to full coverage. Full-on creme finish. Intense lip-shaping color.

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How to wear dark lipstick

Burgundy, purple, cherry or even black lips: check out this fall’s hottest makeup trend. Follow our handy tips for applying these deliciously dark colours.
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