Beauty Inspiration: Dark Lips

While it is almost Summer and the sun is out and shining, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still flirt with what are traditionally winter trends.

A dark lip can be sexy, sumptuous and flattering if you choose the right tone for your skin colour.

If you have fair skin, I always think a hint of purple tones really makes an elegant, yet forward statement. If you have olive skin I think a warmer, dark red tone adds dimension and colour.

Choosing a vibrant lip colour can be a little daunting, and to be honest it takes a little coaxing for me to give it a go. I recommend applying a bold shade like a deep berry and keeping it on for a good half hour- the initial reaction will shock you and is not a good indicator of whether this is a look that you should wear. If you still don’t like it after half and hour, the shade probably isn’t you but more often than not you will come around!

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Images: Zimbio.com

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57 Comments

  • Reply Jane Saturday 5th January, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    It can look too severe for my liking.

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Wednesday 2nd January, 2013 at 4:39 am

    I love dark lips! So gorgeous!

  • Reply gabrielle3 Friday 7th December, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    they look good with dark lips, but not everyone can pull it off 🙁 i dont like this trend because i cant pull it off

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Wednesday 21st November, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I think that these celebrities look stunning, but I don’t know if I could pull it off.

  • Reply detailed Saturday 10th November, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    You have to have right skin tone and hair colour to rock the dark lippy, me thinks. It just doesn’t suit me 🙁

  • Reply aimsrose Friday 9th November, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I love this trend! So good for fall!

  • Trish_D
    Reply Trish_D Wednesday 7th November, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with Tina – “it works on some celebrities but not on others.” For reasons I’m not sure about, I’ve never really liked very dark lipstick.

  • Reply Sabbyxox Wednesday 7th November, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Looks gorgeous of the stars but it’s not for me.

  • Reply sarahleeshanshan Wednesday 7th November, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    perfection!

  • Reply ellenstewart Wednesday 31st October, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Beautiful! Can not get enough of the vampy look

  • Reply sheree-lily Monday 29th October, 2012 at 11:44 am

    love the dark lips but not for me

  • Reply godsaur Monday 29th October, 2012 at 11:09 am

    not a big fan

  • Reply leahkate Monday 29th October, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Love dark vampy lips 🙂 very sexy

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I love a vampy lip

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Friday 26th October, 2012 at 10:56 am

    you have to be really confident if you want to rock this look, and make sure it doesnt get on your teeth 🙂

  • Reply Sparkles17 Friday 26th October, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Looks beautiful, but does not work on everyone.

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Friday 26th October, 2012 at 8:45 am

    it’s hot… but it’s not for everyone i think

  • Reply dapperdolly Friday 26th October, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I love dark Red and rarely I wear Black – there’s a dark shade of any colour for everybody though. I’ve seen a lot of dark Purples and Browns. It’s the same principle as with light lips – wear the opposite on the eyes for day wear and only heavy on the eyes with dark lips if really dressing up.

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I love this look!!!! 🙂

  • Reply KatP Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I just cant pull it off :/

  • hayley_shortie_22
    Reply hayley_shortie_22 Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 11:03 am

    the dark lip doesnt do it for me

  • Reply vikki18 Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 10:53 am

    great

  • Luci
    Reply Luci Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Love this pic

  • Reply Xanthexo Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 10:25 am

    love this trend so much – especially the dark cherry colours

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Love it

  • Reply aalana Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Love love loveeeee dark lips!

  • Reply dj23249 Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Very sexy

  • Reply sonzie Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Lov it.dark n mysterious..

  • Reply Joni64 Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Very 1980s

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I can never get it right on me pinky shades are more my style

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Great looks.

  • Reply jreilly Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Hot

  • Reply AmberB Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Really suits brunettes.

  • Reply ichigolove01 Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I don’t like the darker ones. But I do love the deep berry colour. It’s a very hard look to pull off

  • Reply MsKimo Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I like these, I’d be more comfortable sporting these than bright reds 🙂

  • Reply maggielyly Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    hmm I think only some people can pull it off

    • Reply Citrinoj Saturday 10th November, 2012 at 3:29 am

      agreed

  • Reply punkemohardcore Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Does look lovely on some of those ladies, i don’t think it works so well with fair hair though.

  • Reply Trumanfan Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Loving the Vamp shades…so sexy in a mysterious way!

  • Reply fetchmydress Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    my latest craze

  • Reply Zerotolove Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Gorgeous! x

  • Reply jnic Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I want to try it but not sure it really suits blonde hair… I’ll give it a try though.

  • Reply shazam Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I don’t suit lipstick that is too dark, but berries and reds I absolutely love!!!

  • Reply angfashiondiva Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I love a good dark lip but the problem I find if I wear a dark red it ends up turning a hideous bright red and sometimes feathers, maybe from acid in the skin?

  • Reply Tashie Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Love the dark lip but think it works best with fair skin

    • Reply Fiendangelical Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      agreed 🙂

  • Reply foxoduck Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Wish I could pull it off!

    • Reply yslyenom Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      Me too

  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Works better at night than during the day, I think.

  • Reply leckytomato Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    cool info!

  • Reply amanda6393 Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Loooove this look. I’m actually rocking this look today, coincidentally.

  • Reply jenniqua Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I love reds and berries and wear them both all year round.

  • Reply vikki18 Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 10:15 am

    beautiful!

  • Reply T1NA Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 10:13 am

    i think it works on some of the above celebs but not on others

    • Reply ragdollbaby Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      I agree

  • Reply Whatthe Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful

  • Reply fifi73 Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I do love a good berry lipstick…. I think I’ve got about 4 different shades… 😉

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