Dark, Vampy Lips


We’ve all seen the new Fall Palettes. They’re full of super dark, seductive colors, which look stunning on models and celebrities but can the average Beauty Maven pull the look off? Here are some tips to getting the dark lip look without looking like Marilyn Manson.

Add shine to update the look from the dark, matte lips of the 90’s. Define your lips with a deep black cherry shade like Wicked Lovely Lip Pencil in Tempt. Loosely line your lips and fill them in with the pencil to create a long lasting base color. Top it with a sheer black cherry glossy shade like Wicked Lovely Lip Gloss in Sultry to complete the whole lip look nicely. Finish with bronzer on your cheeks – the last thing you want with dark lips is pale skin. Try YSL Rouge Pur Lipstick in Purple Velvet and Dior Creme de Gloss in Delicious Plum for a more 



If you’re more adventurous try going super goth-glam with a black lip. A good way to try on the trend is with a lower-pigment black lipgloss, such as Lancome’s Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black, which will be debuting in November. Part of the luxe lip set is Color Fever Lipstick in Piha Red, inspired by the red of a Christian Louboutin sole. Mix the two colors together for a dark, sultry look. 


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5 responses to “Dark, Vampy Lips

  1. Wow! That’s definitely a look. My skin is pretty fair, so I’m not sure I could pull this off without looking kinda scary. But I know it looks stunning with the right touch and under the right circumstances for certain women.

  2. I could never do it, but that red and black is pretty!

  3. If only I could get the look like in the first picture – it would be the red carpet for me

  4. Yeah, I’m not sure if I can pull it off either. It’s definitely a bold look! Maybe I’ll give it a shot, that could make for an interesting video post! 🙂


  5. thank you for the great tips!!

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