We still can't get enough of dark lips. Who would, when it's an easy alternative for days when a red lip is too bright and that #MLBB lipstick is just too pale. But plums tend to scare people off. When done wrong, you can look too gothic or a little too early for Halloween. So here are 10 berry shades you an easily pull off and a simple guide on how to choose your perfect shade.
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Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Plum Brandy, P1740, SM Aura
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aura, P1840, Rustan's Department Store
IMAGE Estee Lauder
Estee Lauder Pure Color Liquid Lip Potion in Savage Garden, P1590, SM Aura
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Kat Von D Studded Kiss in Mercy - Romantic Garnet Berry, P1044, katvondbeauty.com
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Definition in Le Pourpre, P1540, Sephora.com
Tip #1: Decide on a shade. Are you going for cool hues or warm tones? Swatch and see which shade will complement your skin, not wash you out or overwhelm your face.
Tip #2: Line your lips. Unless you want a feathered look, swipe some lipliner on the edges of your smoochers to avoid lipstick bleeding.
Tip #3: Add some shimmer on the center of your lips to add more dimension. This is best for girls who have thin lips. It will give you the illusion of a fuller pout.
MAC Satin Lipstick in Cyber, P1000, Rockwell
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Ingrid, P1590, Rustan's
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry, P400, Watsons
Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color and Care in Fresh Berries, P700, Sephora.com
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Femme Fatale, P1040, Sephora.com