Fall is a transformative season. The air becomes crisp and leaves change colours right before our eyes, so why not transform your lip colour routine to include some darker shades than what you’re used to. Usually when fall comes around, dark vampy lips are on trend with berry shades dark enough to look black at first glance. If you’ve been hesitant to try a dark vampy lip because you think it doesn’t suit you, here are two different ways to wear a darker shade this fall without going too dark, nor compromising your comfort level.
Layer a pale lip gloss on top of a darker shade of lipstick. To lighten up a dark lipstick and add dimension to a matte formula, try the LoveMarie lip gloss in Posh. It’s a perfect beige nude to wear on its own or to lighten a darker shade of lipstick. Begin by lining your lips (optional) with a clear lip liner or in a shade that matches your lipstick. Apply your dark shade of lipstick (darker shades can be controlled better with a lip brush), blot with a tissue to remove any excess product, then apply a tiny bit of Posh in the centre of your lips and blend outwards. Since you’ll be applying a lighter lip gloss and don’t want to transfer your dark lipstick onto the applicator, I suggest that you use a clean lip brush to apply the gloss.
Now, we’ll do the reverse. Try the new MarieNatie’s gluten-free and vegan lipstick in the shade Giselle, which is gorgeous and bright on its own, but to bring it to a sultry level, top it off with LoveMarie lip gloss in Lust, a dark raspberry shade. If you prefer only wearing gloss, wear Lust on it’s own, it’s a pretty option instead of a nude lip. If you’ve tried the LoveMarie lip glosses before, you already know that they have a delicious vanilla flavour, tempting you to lick it off your lips.
When you have lipsticks and glosses in light and dark shades, the different combinations are various. Makeup is playful and can always be washed off, so try different shades, even the ones you say “Oh, I could never wear that colour”.
Guest author Natacha Cole is a former professional makeup artist and an advocate of cruelty-free cosmetics.