Oct 4, 2012

Falling for Dark Lips

It's officially Fall, and it's time to trade in your candy-colored lipsticks for more sophisticated, sultry shades.  

The key to perfect this look is to keep the focus on the lips and leave everything else minimal.  My favorite way to wear this look is to perfect the skin with a tinted moisturizer topped with a light dusting of powder on the t-zone.  Contour the face: the cheekbones, around the forehead, and under the jawbone.  Lightly fill in the eyebrows, and apply mascara.  I prefer brown mascara for a softer look.  A liquid highlighter (Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Kitten) on top of the cheekbones and on the inner corners of the eyes is a beautiful touch.  
Apply a dark shade of lipstick to complete this vampy look.  Dark plum, maroon, deep red, and brown are all perfect colors.  Keep it modern and undone by applying the lipstick with your finger tips to ensure soft edges, or apply it directly from the tube and soften the edges with a cotton swab.  Blot lightly with a tissue paper and reapply for long-lasting lips.  If desired, top with a creamy lip balm such as Smith's Rosebud Salve.

My Favorite shades for Fall:

Cyber by MAC (deep purple)
#49 Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense (deep purpled wine)
Cherry Chocolate by Mehron (rich cherry brown)
Black Cherry by Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick (deep blood-red)
Vamp by Chanel Hydrabase (dark red-berry)
Backstage at the Carlos Campos S/S 2013 for NYFW at Milk Studios with model Leebo Freeman. I'm wearing Cyber by MAC



Diana Marks said...

dark lips are very sexy, I think!

LA By Diana Live Magazine

Skinnyintern said...

@Diana Marks
Very sexy! Thankfully, this is one fall trend that I can actually wear in south Florida.