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22 October 2015

"The Dark Arts"



Plum dark lipstick, terrified much? Lying between the legendary Grace Jones, Jessie J and Halloween, it’s an acquired taste. But after seeing boldly almost blackened lips at Giles and Emanuel Ungaro, dark lipstick revealed its sophisticated prowess. ‘Bold, plum, black statements can be very chic.’ If you feel a tad nervous about trying out this colour on your lips, I suggest ‘eggplant or oxblood’ as an alternative if it’s a little too much. Lips make no exception when it comes to accentuating one of your best beauty features. Similarly to eye shadows, you’re offered the chance to test the different tones until you find the one that matches, both your preferences and your gorgeous skin tone. 

The trend can be very difficult to sport if you don’t pick the right hue, you could end up looking like a wicked witch instead of an irresistible vamp! The tint both in profound and lighter shades radiates femininity and glam. However, the top-notch advice it is recommended to go for the bluish- undertones, since this will guarantee your teeth to look gleaming and pure white to perfection. 

Don’t you just hate it when people say this annoying bullsh** line, “Those who have a more fair complexion should consider choosing a less, matte or pastel shades that would only ruin their porcelain skin, instead go for a berry or profound magenta.” Um excuse me, but when did you become the beauty police? Last I checked, I love matte lipsticks and you sure as hell are not about to tell me it will ruin my skin tone. Is this person serious? If you are like me and do the complete opposite of what the beauty police says, then guess what? You will be far better off and you might just discover some cool colours for your luscious lips in the process.

 To shift the attention to the lips, make sure the eyes are played down and not so busy. Try the no-makeup look or a simple eyeliner and mascara. Light rosy cheeks go miraculously well with the plum lips. If you wish for a retro vampy glam look, I suggest you try a dark brown or grey eye shadow for the eyes, to complement the bold lip colour. 


Beauty Now: here are the Do’s and Don’t for how to rock the vampy lip trend for Fall.

 DO: This is a golden rule in order to sport the trend with sophisticated artistry. Meaning, that if you play up the eyes with dark grey, almost black, espresso dark brown, eye shadow on the lids, make sure you keep the rest of the look polished and simple. The sheer makeup base on the face and the dark lips will create the perfect accessory for the slightly or more brightly coloured lids. 

DON’T: Have someone pick a dark lipstick out for you! The thought of this can be more terrifying then finding out there is no more chocolate digestives left! Oh I am sorry, is that just me? The reason why this is a bad idea because that person as thoughtful as can be, don’t have a clue which colour best suits your natural lip colour. Bottom line; don’t let anyone pick a dark lipstick out for you. 

DO: use a lip brush. A neat line is definitely required when you’re wearing a dark lip. Choose a fine-tipped lip brush like MAC Contour Brush to ensure ultra precision. If you wish to be just as good as a professional makeup artist, a lip brush is your holy grail in the beauty world. 

DON’T: pile on the eye make-up, heavy foundation, and way too much blush. A plum or almost black lip is a strong statement in itself. Apply a little mascara and let your vampy pout do the talking. Load up your lips with this season’s hottest hue-Vamp Current. 

Will you be rocking this dark lip trend for Fall?
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Photography Vogue



Emanuel Ungaro: Pieroni mixed black and burgundy for a super-intense pout.

THE SHOWS: Giles: Make-up maestro Lucia Pieroni softened a dark lip by using warm shading under the cheekbones and into the temples. 

Try the no-makeup look or a simple eyeliner and mascara. Light rosy cheeks go miraculously well with the plum lips.
Load up your lips with this season’s hottest hue-Vamp Current. 
Try a dramatic eye for a real show-stopping look.

Gloss over your lips for a juicy appearance! don't forget to mix eyeshadow colours for an intense night out!
DARK ARTS

I suggest ‘eggplant or oxblood’ as an alternative if it’s a little too much. Lips make no exception when it comes to accentuating one of your best beauty features.

Gorgeous Vamp

DARK ARTS

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