Dark Lip Trend – How to get it

A very unexpected look this summer among this season’s hottest trends is the dark lip. We saw it come to a head at this year’s MET gala. This look is sophisticated and chic, a great alternative to a red lip. This bold lip trend ranges from deep shades of burgundy, brown, purple, plum, and flat black. This dark lip color looks great with a tan, which also makes it more wearable. To keep it fresh, pair it with a white shirt, it’s a great look. I picked out a few of my favorite tones and formulas to help guide you and included some products to complete the look. I recommend using a lip liner with this look for a clean line, such as MAC longwear lip pencil in Absolutely It. 

  1. Nars Pure Matte Lip Pencil in Damned – a very wearable deep magenta (my pick)  (sephora.com)
  2. Chanel Rouge Coco #29 Ballet Russe (chanel.com)
  3. MAC Lipstick in Film Noir – a deep brown  (maccosmetics.com)
  4. Nars Lipstick Vendanges – an easy to wear sheer grape shade (sephora.com)
  5. Yves Saint Laurent in 8 Rouge Pur Couture – a deep red/purple – (yslbeautyus.com)

When wearing this trend I chose to keep the rest of my face fairly simple. Choose peach, pink, or nude beiges on the eyes and warm up the cheeks with a nude blush. Match your lips with a deep plum nail polish or lighten it up with a beige pink. Brighten up your complexion with a natural looking highlighter.

  1. MAKE UP FOR EVER  Eyeshadow in Pearly Peach  153 – a peach gold shimmer (sephora.com)
  2. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Monogamous – a pale milky pink (sephora.com)
  3. Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Dark Side of the Moon – a deep aubergine (beauty.com)
  4. Benefit High Beam Highlighter – (benefitcosmetics.com)
  5. Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed – a warm nude (tartecosmetics.com)
  6. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner in 13 Mat Black (sephora.com)

Will you be wearing this season’s dark lip trend?

9 thoughts on “Dark Lip Trend – How to get it

  1. I’ve been seeing this look around, but didn’t really consider trying it out, but now seeing how you’ve pulled this off so effortlessly, I might have to try it!! I only really have one dark lippie but maybe that’s a good excuse to pick up a new one (or two!).

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