Wearing dark lipstick is a sure way to command the attention in a room – it’s a powerful look, but you need to know the right tricks in order to pull it off properly. Make sure you don’t look like you’re dressing up for Halloween and use these tips to rock these looks with deep, dark sophistication.
1. Keep It Sheer
When opaque, dark lipstick can get too intense very fast, to stop from going scary, get a semi-sheer or sheer style that lets your natural lips come through a bit. It’s a subtle way to start incorporating dark lipstick into your routine.
2. Add A Bit Of Gloss
Along with opaque lipsticks, matte lipsticks can also be a little severe-looking, so gloss will help make the look overall softer. Instead of going goth. It makes you look high fashion, and your lips will also appear fuller due to the sheen.
3. Keep The Rest Bare
If you do want to go all femme fatale vixen, make sure you keep the rest of your face relatively bare. If you add anything other than some simple, lightly drawn black liner, you will go from scary-chic to just scary in a very fast amount of time.
4. Try Styling With A Simple Cat Eye
If going bare-faced with a dark lip seems too stark for you, add a cat eye for a low-key burlesque inspired look that Kat Von D would definitely approve of. It’s classy and elegant, and probably the only makeup that won’t look overdone with a dark lip.