My blog has officially been up and running for two weeks now, so I decided it's time to start talking about makeup, and what better way to start than the beauty forecast!
As most of you have probably seen by now, "punk couture" is taking over. In fashion, it's all about black, grey, zippers, studs, leather and straps, SO it's no surprise that the big-beauty-DO this season is a dark lip. Now, I realize that this sounds a little scary and most will not dare at the risk of looking like Morticia Addams; however, I encourage you to try. You don't have to wear black lipstick- try purples, deep reds, maroons, blue, etc. Chanel has introduced their Noir Obscurs collection which entails 3 shades of a beautiful, dark eggplant, maroon, and brown. M.A.C. has gone even further and is experimenting with dark shades that will give you a matte, cream, or metallic finish! (Please note that M.A.C. is theatrical makeup and has much more color pigment so it will apply a rich coat that is true to color- USE WITH CAUTION). Lancome makes a great black gloss called Phia Black that goes on more sheer. The list goes on... you will be able to find a dark hue on every shelf.
I played around with Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry, and I loved it! (they also make another great shade called Va Va Violet) For a glossy finish, I used Bobbi Brown's lip brush with Lancome's Juicy Tube in Icon of Stage.
Remember that this look can be intense so experiment before wearing out. Also, I suggest that you keep your hair sleek and minimal when sporting dark lips
Tips for applying:
1. Dark colors are going to be less forgiving when applying so make sure your hands are steady
2. Put a tiny bit of your face concealer on your finger tip and dab around the edge of your lips to fill in creases so that the color goes on smooth
3. If you're scared to apply lipstick directly- dab the color in the center of top and bottom lips then use the ball of your middle finger to spread the color over the entire lip
4. For a glossy finish (or just a gloss alone) use the wand applicator OR use a lip brush to apply evenly