When many people think of black lipstick, their first thought is gothic and not stylish. Not only is this not true, but when worn correctly, black lipstick can look extremely stylish and even “sexy” and “mysterious”. Surprisingly, black lipstick can also suit people with different skin tones. From very pale to very dark, black lipstick is a color that suits many women. It can also be worn with dark eyeliner and lashes. As always, there are many different shades of black, and it’s always best to practice with different brands. For most people, it is not easy to find.
We’ve all been there: while scrolling through Instagram with one hand and holding the other under our chin, we think to ourselves, “Why doesn’t dark lipstick look so good on me?” as we tap our way through selfies of our favorite beauty gurus. There’s definitely an art to pulling off the dark, vampy lip look (with a little post-processing), but if you follow the steps and tips below, it should be a breeze!
Dark lipstick is unforgiving at the best of times. If your lips aren’t in pristine condition, the cracks will show up very quickly – literally. So if you have a lip scrub on hand and apply a light layer of non-greasy lip balm before applying, the whole process will be much easier.
Use an eye shadow primer.
Yes, admittedly, this step sounds bizarre, but hear us out. This genius tip has stood the test of time and is an essential step for anyone who loves dark lips. It provides a smooth base on which your dark lip product will sit and last much longer.
Choose a pigmented product.
Again, this sounds all too obvious, but an intensely pigmented formula is essential to making a dark lip pop. If a formula is patchy, not pigmented enough, or doesn’t apply evenly, it will get messy very quickly!
Always use a lip liner
Using a lip liner all over your lips is not only important to enhance the opacity of your lip color, but also for the edge of your lips to avoid bleeding. And if you can’t find a lip liner to match your lipstick, you can always use a clear lip liner.
Use the right tone and shading for what you want.
It sounds obvious, but when you put a little color theory into practice, it can make a big difference in the finished look. For example, since blue and yellow are on opposite sides of the color wheel, a dark lipstick with a blue base will make your teeth look less yellow. Clever, right? And if you have a warm skin tone with yellow or olive undertones, a dark yellow-based shade, such as a rich berry red or deep terracotta, looks great.
Here are some other tips for wearing a black lipstick:
- Always start applying lipstick on a smooth lip, otherwise skin cracks or wrinkles will become visible.
- Use a black lip liner first so the color doesn’t run.
- Don’t overdo it, usually one layer of lip color is enough.
- Since this is a dramatic shade, keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum, using only an eyeliner pencil and a hint of peach or light pink blush.
- As an alternative, you can choose black with a light touch of dark blue.
- A slick-back hairstyle goes best with black lip color.
- Combine your lip color with black nails or nail art to create a special effect.
What does it mean to wear black lipstick?
Black lipstick does not mean that you are a negative or evil person, but it does indicate that you have a dark side. You probably have a dark sense of humor and are not easily amused. Bright colors are too flashy and attention-seeking for your taste.
Is black lipstick flattering?
Black lipstick – like black clothing – is a universal flatterer if you just give it a chance. Luckily, the black lipstick trend won’t escape us in 2021. From a simple matte formula to a chic ombré, there are plenty of ways to wear a dark lip color, and we’ve got tips from the experts to prove it.
Does black lipstick look good on dark skin?
The good news is that black lipstick looks good on everyone. If we’re talking about jet black lipsticks like Mac’s black lipstick or NYX’s black lipstick. So if you’re wondering how to wear black lipstick on dark or medium skin, you definitely don’t have to worry.
Who first wore black lipstick?
The first mention of black lipstick comes from Egypt, from the time around 4000 BC. Egyptian women from that time are not afraid of color or beauty: they wear green eye shadow, blue-black lipstick, red rouge, henna on their feet and emphasize their breasts and nipples in blue and gold.
Have you mastered the art of using a dark lipstick, or will you use some of these tips to perfect your lips next time? Let us know in the comment section.
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