It is no secret that lipstick has the power to transform your look and lift your mood. After all, Coco Chanel herself once said, “If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack”. Case in point: even if you have minimal makeup on, a slick of immaculate rouge will take you from drab to fab. And when you wear a dark lip, it sends the message that you’re not messing around.
SH: Coverage: Medium
But picking one that won’t put you within vampire zone is tricky. And that is why you should try Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Night Crimson, if you’re still a dark lip novice. Its brown undertones flatter and add warmth to our yellow-based complexion so we don’t look washed out. Plus, its creamy texture is infused with skin-loving ingredients, keeping lips utterly soft and smooth.
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For seasoned pros, we love Kevyn Aucoin The Matte Lip Color in Bloodroses. With a purplish-red undertone, this ultra-matte formula is also enriched with unique esters to improve smoothness so it glides over lips and stays put for hours.
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To complete the look, don’t forget perfectly defined arches. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Ebony works for those with dark brown or black hair, and thanks to its water- and sweat-proof formula, our brows managed to stay flawless all day long. And while this could take a bit more practice and getting used to, our tip is to use an angled brush and apply in short strokes for impeccably sculpted brows.
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With the precision of a crayon and the lasting power of a powder, Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Dark Brown goes on without tugging at your skin and also comes with a spooley brush for effortless blending. We love carrying this around for emergency touch-ups.