Wearing a vampy lip can be tricky, but it's certainly not impossible to pull off. Here are ways to wear a dark lip and look just as amazing as your favorite celebs.
1. Keep everything else simple.
Maxene Magalona paired her brown lips wearing Kylie Lip Kit in True Brown K with full brows, finely lined lids, and curled lashes. To highlight her pout, she kept the rest of her face simple: flawless skin and fresh blush.
2. Matte lippies aren't your only option.
We often associate dark lips with matte finishes, but check out how Coleen Garcia’s glossy black lips worked so well with her subtle cat eye and light contour. Layering with a clear gloss on top of your matte lipstick is a great way to mask dry lips, too.
3. Use your lips to contrast your dress.
Wearing a light-colored dress? Paint on a bold lip like Lucy Hale. Her strapless silver frock is elegant on its own, but pairing it with deep plum lips gave her look more character.
4. Pair it with dramatic eyes—it’s okay!
One of the general “rules of makeup” we usually hear is to never pair bold lipstick with dramatic eyes. However, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing so, especially if the occasion calls for it! Take cues from Georgina Wilson and sport your deep chocolate brown lippie with full lashes and full-rimmed eyes.
5. Brighten your eyes.
Why not wear bright-colored contacts à la Sarah Lahbati to balance out your dark lip?
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Stylebible.ph editors.