Dare to go Dark πŸ’‹πŸ’„


Dark lipsticks can seem quite scary to a lot of us. But don’t be mistaken that they are just for Halloween. Autumn, winter or even spring and summer, they are a favourite ❀

Whether it be a deep burgundy or a ruby red, picking the right colour for you is all part of the dare. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the darker colours, but make sure you choose one that will suit the rest of your features.

For those of you with light coloured eyes I would go for a lighter burgundy colour, with more of a pinky base. For dark eyes and even dark hair, the darker more brown based burgundy lips are a perfect look.

Here are some of my favourite celeb dark lip looks:

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer always goes for a more pink/plum based burgundy, meaning it looks perfect whether she is a brunette or a blonde. Her eye make-up is always quite natural, with a lighter colour and darker liner making them stand out, which also helps to bring out the colour of her lips.

Cara Delevingne

Β Cara Delevingne

Cara’s make-up always looks flawless and I always love the style she goes for. With her having light eyes, dark make-up really suits her, and with her stand out brows, dark lips do not look out of place on her but instead blend in with the rest of her make-up perfectly.

Β Lily Collins

Β Lily Collins

Many people with a pale skin colour like Lily would be afraid of trying such a dark colour. However she pulls it off so well as much like Cara, her dark brows, eyes and hair blend with the colour of her lips.

Β Rihanna

Β Rihanna

Rihanna’s skin tone, dark eyes and dark hair are perfect for dark lips. Her choice of a subtle burgundy to match her dress is perfect for a classy evening look. However I absolutely love her for choosing a dark purple as part of her casual day look, which I think makes her look so bold and sassy.

So don’t you be afraid to go bold with a dark lip this season, as there are the perfect shades for all skin tones. Check out my pick of the best dark lipsticks:


Dark Side – Mac – Β£15.50

Β L'Oreal Paris

Colour Riche in Preliminaire – L’OrΓ©al Paris – Β£6.99

Β Chantecaille


Lip Chic in Damask – Chantecaille – Β£30

Β Tom Ford

Β Lip Colour in Dark and Stormy – Tom Ford – Β£38

And my personal favourite has to be the Maybelline Superstay 24hr. This lipstick is dual ended, which means it combines the colour with a long wear balm on top. First apply the colour and leave for two minutes, then apply the balm over the top to make the colour bright and long lasting. My go to colour is Cherry Pie, which is just between a red and a burgundy, without being too dark. Perfect for a night out and so easy to reapply throughout<3


Superstay 24hr Dual Ended Lip Colour in Cherry Pie – Maybelline – Β£8.99


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