Fashion Magazine: How to wear black lipstick IRL

Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel Challenge 105

Dark plum and deep burgundy lipsticks are always fall makeup essentials, but recently, the must-have lip is just a bit darker. Black lipstick is now an edgier option to add to your fall collection. If you are thinking about trying the dark lip trend, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Prep your lips by exfoliating and hydrating to help get rid of any dryness that might stand out once your lipstick is applied. Line your lips with a dark lip liner; plum or deep red work if you don’t have black. This will give you the right base to start with. Set and layer; apply a thin layer of lipstick, then lightly dust a translucent powder over the lipstick to help hold the colour in place. After setting, lightly apply one more layer and you are ready to go. For the rest of your makeup, keep it simple. Whenever I do a dark lip, I let that be the focus and keep the rest of my makeup very minimal.

Products: Fresh “Sugar Lip Polish”, Fresh “Sugar Lip Treatment”, Garnier BB Cream “Light to Medium”, Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow Pencil “Satiny Flesh”, Make Up For Ever “Smokey Lash” Mascara, Charlotte Tilbury Chic To Cheek Blusher “First Love”, Make Up For Ever Lipstick “Satin Black”, Laura Mercier “Translucent Powder”.

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Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.