What’s the latest lip trend for the season?
Let’s face it… dark lips are all the rage for this Autumn/Winter. Although this new take on the gothic classic is a bit more romantic, it’s still a beauty look with impact, which means you want to get the look right.
Out with the conventional colors, lips are dark shades of Bordeaux, plum and deepest black. In matte or iridescent, play it dramatic with a dark lip.
The best way to prepare your lips for wearing a dark color is to keep them in great shape, which means keeping them moisturized. A great lip balm is essential, but try to get one that’s not too glossy because if you use it as a base under the lip color, it’ll sheer the color out or cause it to slip past the lip line. Go for balms that are more matte, like Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. I use this balm a lot when using a dark lip colour, as the matt finish is perfect!
I personally love more of a merlot/cabernet purple based color on fair-to-medium skin. It gives a vintage, vampy, renaissance look. However, if your skin is more olive, go with more of a mahogany/terra cotta underlay to the color, like a deep burgundy. If you have very deep skin, I love the merlot color but try and mix in a very tiny amount of black or brown, to give the color depth and impact. It looks unbelievable on women with deep skin tones because their lips tend to be super dark, so by adding just a little black or dark brown you get a deeper look that helps their lips stand out more!
I started to play with dark shades last Winter and really loved the impact, however I also had Platinum blonde hair. So I will definitely have to see how the look goes this year, with my blue black hair…
Who’s already this new trend, or who will be adding this look to their go to look for Autumn Winter? x sbj