Scared of the vampy statement lip? The dark lip trend isn’t as hard to pull off as it may seem.
Except this year, the trendy shade shift wasn’t from cherry to raspberry. No, all the cool kids are flaunting vampy, dark lipsticks that look like they were pulled straight from the “Twilight” series. And of course, when the models and celebs do it, they pull off the trend flawlessly.
I’m the first to admit that I like a lot of women. I am guilty of staying in the classic red and pink lipstick zone. Who can blame us? It’s safe there. We know what undertones work with our complexions and which don’t. This whole gothic glamour fad is foreign territory and frankly, a little scary. After all, no one wants to look like Morticia Addams — on a bad day.
Which is why we devised a little crash course for all of you dark lipstick newbies. First step: Find the right shade for your skin tone. We’ve spotted nearly every star in Hollywood wearing a version of this trend (glossy, matte, and stains), which means it actually can work for women with every kind of complexion. Let figure out which mulberry style is right for you?
Fair skin gals should opt for deep red or rich berry hues. For more oomph, add some gloss to the vampy hue. A high shine formula will attract even more focus to your pout. Just be sure to blot well to avoid bleeding outside of the lip lines.
1. Revlon Color Burst Lipbutter in Red Velvet, $7.49
2. cK One Lipgloss in Mad, $15
Women with olive or medium complexions should choose red-based maroon shades, which will warm the gold and yellow undertones in your skin. Just don’t go too far into the browns. You don’t want your lips to blend into your complexion.
1. Dior Rouge Dior Replenishing Lip Color in Fantastic Plum, $32
2. Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in Deepest Cherry, $7.49