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Saturday, December 23, 2017

How to Wear Dark Lipstick

I love the holidays cause beauty looks always get bolder and more glamorous this time of year which means it's totally acceptable to wear dark lipstick! While dark lipstick can be intimidating to wear at first, the end result always looks so chic and works for many occasions during the holidays. I thought I'd share some of my best tips for pulling off dark lipstick without looking scary. Here's how: 

F I N D  Y O U R  U N D E R T O N E 

When it comes to lipstick, certain shades flatter you more than other ones and that's because of undertone. Before you purchase a dark lipstick, make sure to test them out in stores first and see which undertone works for you. Generally, if you have light blue/green eyes then any dark color with a pink base will flatter your eyes while brown eyes can pull off dark Burgundy lipsticks more. Personally, I always go for something blue-based (such as the lipstick that I'm wearing in the picture above) which makes teeth look whiter and looks flattering on all eye colors and is really easy to pick out in stores. 

E X F O L I A T E  &  M O I S T U R I Z E

Dark lipstick can easily enhance all the flaws on your lips so make sure to use a good lip scrub (I linked some of my favorites at the end of this post!) as well as a moisturizing lip balm which I would leave on for at least 15 minutes before wiping off (if your lip balm doesn't soak into your lips) so you can apply the lipstick. 

K E E P  T H E  E Y E S  S I M P L E 

In order to balance out a dark lip color, make sure to avoid any smokey eyes and go for a simple eye look like a matte light brown eyeshadow (probably one of the most universally flattering shade on all eye colors!), eyeliner, and some mascara. Nothing fancy! You want the lip color to stand out and be the focus of the look. Also make sure to make your skin look spotless without any redness or dark circles since dark lip colors can accentuate discoloration on the face. 

A P P L Y  W I T H  A  L I P  B R U S H

Dark lipstick can be difficult to apply straight from the tube (it's quite messy and even if you try to wipe it off your face, it leaves a stain!) so I always go for a lip brush and apply it in layers. The first layer will always be the lightest and looks more like a flush of color which works if you want to pull off dark lipstick for the daytime. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! What's your favorite dark lipstick? Let me know below!



  1. I love wearing dark lipstick, especially matte shades. My favorite is Kat Von D Everlasting in Lolita.

    1. I heard good things about that one! Happy Holidays Danielle!


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