I mean super dark, almost black. I’m talking serious noir!
It feels like the season of the very dark lip – I’ve been seeing it everywhere and, no, I haven’t been hanging out at rock venues all winter.
In New York, women are wearing it to local bars and elegant restaurants. All ages, no matter what style.
Last year, it felt like dark shades were impossible to pull off in real life, but now I’m seeing real women trying it. These colors have edged their way from the back of the beauty shelf, into the everyday makeup bag. And it looks seriously striking.
But it’s such a look that is needs balance. When entering what I like to call the “crazy dark lip zone”, it looks so much better when the rest of the face is kept minimal. Just light powder and a bit of mascara, like on Gabriela in these photos. With the lip, we blended a matte black lip color with just a dab of red, mixing until it was the perfect shade. And this means you can test out a whole range of super dark tones…
Do you think the dark lip is a look for real life? Have you tried it?