Makeup 101: How To Wear Fall’s Dark Lip

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I think the ’90’s are calling me back! Do these names ring a bell? Toast of New York. Black Cherry. Black Honey. Paramount. If you’re a beauty junkie and wore lipstick in the 90’s, then you’re probably having a throwback moment to your teens. My go-to lippies were Revlon’s Toast of New York and M.A.C. Paramount. I never thought for once as a “grown up” I’d be loving a dark lip again. This time around the dark lip that seemed like a faux paux seems so modern this time around that it’s a must-do!

Most of you may run the other direction, but here are some tips on wearing the darkest hues of the season!

Do:

  • Dark lips can make you look really pale and that’s the last thing you want in the dead of winter. Give your skin some warmth by using a bronzer as your blush. Dark lips look gorgeous when paired with a bronzer.
  • This statement hue requires flawless, luminous skin. Otherwise, skin will look flat and radiant skin gives it that modern feel.
  • Dark lips look less overwhelming when you use soft shades on the eyes. I like soft golds, champagnes, and bronze.
  • Make dark lips day-time friendly by choosing sheerer textures in a gloss or stain. You can also dab the lipstick on with your finger for a stain effect.

Don’t:

  • Be afraid to try dark lips! If you choose the right shade, it can look really flattering! Have fun – makeup isn’t permanent.
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Photographer: Camille Rojas Makeup: Joy David-Tilberg Hair: Donna Marie De Leon Model: Masha (Maria) Elmer Olson Photo Assistant: Helen Yinn
Product List:
  • Face:Β Benefit Hello Flawless Brightening Foundation, Cover FX Concealer, Clinique Translucent Powder #8
  • Cheeks: Benefit Hoola Bronzer, M.A.C. Beauty Powder in Sun Sparked and Benefit Sun Beam
  • Eyes: Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow in Fawn Over Me
  • Brows: Clarins Eye Brow Palette, L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray to set brows
  • Lips: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, M.A.C. Cremestick Liner in 80%
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