Dark Lipstick

By on October 29, 2011

 Dark Lipstick

Dark lipstick is becoming very popular these days. Red is being put aside and darker shades are replacing it. Check the tips below and find the secrets of applying dark shades of lip stick.

First of all, you have to pick the right color. You have to pick the shade that works with your skin tone. Unlike regular red, dark shades of lipstick do not do well on all skin tones. If you have a light skin tone you should go for colors like brick red or berry. For Medium skin tones you can choose burgundy and maroon. As for the darker skin tones, you need to pick the darker shades such as wine hue and brown.

When you apply dark lipstick , keep it the center of attention. Downplay the rest of the face makeup to make the lips pop. Use also a good amount of mascara to frame the eyes properly. For the eye shadow, stick to light colors that do not drive the attention away from the lips. For the cheek, use a very light pink blush. Finish up by lining your lips with a lip liner that has the same shade of the lipstick.

Pay attention when applying dark lip stick, the dark color can make your lips look pale. Make sure your lips are properly hydrated. If your ips are dry, the dark color will make them look worse. Also, stay away from excessive lip gloss over dark color lipstick. Excessive shine over a dark colored lipstick will make your lps look smaller.