Pulling off dark lipstick is completely possible. So many people doubt themselves though when it comes to trying this bold look. If you bought the perfect tube of a trendy deep shade, it’s time to let the insecurities go. You definitely can (and totally should) flaunt those lips outside the house. The style just screams rockstar glam. The best part is it isn’t just a winter look anymore. These shades are here to stay! No matter the time of year, you can get the perfect look with just a few tips to build your confidence level.
Getting just the right look depends on so much. There is plenty you can do to help you feel confident. Starting with the rest of your makeup, you don’t have to have the perfect outfit. You don’t even have to have the perfect hair. Truly the only thing you need is confidence, and we’re going to help you out. So get to shopping girl. You’ve got this. Try one of these styles to turn heads with your show stopping look. Once you’ve pulled it off the first time, you’ll be able to do it again and again, trying different looks each and every time.
Tip #1- Keep Your Eye Makeup Simple
A simple cat eye and some lengthening mascara will go a long way in letting your lips do the talking. (Literally!) Keep your shadow neutral. Bright colors are going to pull the attention away. Besides that, there can be an issue with the colors not meshing together well.
Tip #2- Don’t Stress About Your Outfit
So you’re a tee shirt and jeans kind of girl. No biggie. You can still rock those lips. You’ll be adding the perfect feminine touch to your style. Also, you’ll basically be nailing the rockstar image.
Tip #3- Match Some Cute Accessories
Chances are you have something great in your closet that matches the lipstick shade perfectly. If not, you can easily pick something up. Just the right accessory can give you confidence, also it will help to make your color choice pop, giving your lips the attention they deserve.
Tip #4- Where Your Favorite Hairstyle
Are you a messy bun kind of girl? Maybe you love to wear your hair down. No matter what you prefer, go with it. Dark lips match almost every hairstyle. Choosing one that makes you feel good can amp your confidence levels up, making you feel good about your choice.
Tip #5- Try Both Matte and Glossy
Matte is super in. This look can really make you feel great and trendy, however, if you are a glossy kind of girl, you might prefer a shimmery gloss over your lips. This is also a super cute style. Try both and see which one looks the best. Once you’ve found your favorite, it will be much easier to feel confident.
Tip #6- Try Wearing a Fashionable Choker
Where you a nineties kid? If so you understand that since this look is back in style, the nostalgia is amazing. If not, you have to try this out. A choker will help you feel a little less attention on your face. This makes the perfect accessory to match dark lipstick.
Tip #7- Try Out Different Shades
Maybe purple looks good on others, but you aren’t sure it is for you. Pink is more your color. Dark shades come in all sorts of colors, making it easy to find the one you look best in. Buy a few cheap tubes to see which you like, and then splurge on your favorite so you know your color will last you.
Tip #8- Exfoliate Your Lips
There are many ways to exfoliate your lips, but the easiest way is by brushing. When brushing your teeth, run your toothbrush over your lips. You can do this twice a day. You can also make a homemade exfoliator to use once a week to keep lips smooth.
Tip #9- Use A Lip Pencil to Line Lips
Lining your lips helps to prevent smearing and bleeding. Starting in the center makes it much easier to get your line perfect. Draw an x on the top lip, and use a spoon on the bottom lip. These are the hardest areas to get. Once you’ve perfected these, the rest will be much easier to do.
Tip #10- Use Concealer as a Base
A solid base will go a long way in keeping your lips looking good all day. Since your concealer is skin tone, it makes the perfect base for dark lipstick. Blend it around the edges of your lips before using lip liner to help get your line in just the right place.
Tip #11- Give Ombre Lips a Go
If you just can’t bring yourself to go full dark, ombre is a fairly simple look to achieve. You get the best of both worlds, getting to keep part of your lips in a light color while still making the dark lipstick the star of the show.