A dark lipstick is a hot trend but still many brides try to stay away from it – but not all! More and more brides dare to try this trend nowadays, not only for fall or Halloween but also for other season and various wedding themes. If you want to spruce up your look with a dark lip, we’ve prepared some tips and examples to do that right to make a statement.
Even if you have a professional makeup artist, most of brides need to refresh lip makeup during the day, more or less, so you have to know how to do that right. The longevity of your lip look depends on four major factors: exfoliation, hydration, liner, and formula.
Before applying any kind of lipstick, your lips need to be prepped like a clean blank canvas. Start by buffing away dead skin or flakes so your lipstick glides on even and smooth because a dark lipstick will show off every problem you have. Once exfoliated, seal in the moisture with a balm. Next, make sure you use a lip liner that’s as close as possible to your lipstick color, and carefully line your lips. This keeps your lipstick in check by creating a barrier between lips and skin, preventing feathering or bleeding. For extra insurance, fill the entirety of your lips with liner (not just the edges) to help the lipstick really stick.
You’ll get the best color pay-off when you apply directly from the bullet. Apply directly from the bullet, avoiding the narrow corners and all edges. Start from the middle and work your way outward. Using a lip brush, pick up color from the bullet and fill in the hard to reach spots, like the cupid’s bow and corners. Follow whatever lip shape you want, just make sure both sides are even. Correct any mistakes or unevenness with a q-tip and concealer — and voila!
As for dark colors, there are tons of shades up to black to rock, and you may choose any color depending on the statement and look you want. Try various shades before your wedding day to choose the best idea!