There is nothing more relaxing on a Saturday than to take a nice pause in the day for yourself. I say this because my weekends tend to get full, and I notice I lose myself very quickly in them, and then Monday is here once again :(. So I came up with the idea to pick either Saturday or Sunday in the morning for at least one hour and do something for me. I either read a book or a magazine with a nice cup of coffee or tea. And I send Danny and Bimmer the dog to tend to themselves for this hour. So far they have managed well without interrupting my time.
As I was sitting nestled up in my blanket, sipping on my warm cup of coffee, reading my Allure magazine and circling and making notes of everything I want but don’t really need, I quickly kept noticing one thing: Dark lips everywhere! There wasn’t a page where celebrities and models weren’t rocking this gorgeous look. The best part about it is that the colors all ranged from the deepest cranberry’s to the deepest plums. So this inspired me to create these two images of how you can wear this wonderful trend.
Below is an article from Allure on how to pull off dark lips.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for me to hit the holiday parties with my vampy black cherry lipstick in tow—and I won’t be alone. According to Birchbox’s Beauty Pulse Survey Holiday Edition, tons of women are excited about breaking out the bold lippy: 23 percent of women polled said dark red was their lip color of choice for the holidays. But sometimes the color can look more scary than sophisticated. Here, we explain how to pull off a deep lip without looking like an extra in the Twilight movies.
Prep your lips. To remove dead skin, use a lip scrub (Sara Happ makes a good one) or buff with a wet towel or clean toothbrush, and then apply lip balm. This will prevent the lip color from settling into the dry spots that can prevent the color from going on smoothly.
Think about formula. For parties (where you’re drinking and snacking on hors d’oeuvres for hours), it’s crucial to choose a long-wearing formula, like a stain or densely pigmented lipstick. My favorites are Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Lust,NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, and CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Euphoria.
Pick a color that’s right for you. If you have fair skin, choose a rich cranberry shade with red (not black) undertones, like Tom Ford Lip and Cheek Stain in Tainted Love. For medium skin tones, try a true burgundy shade like M.A.C.’s Hang-Up. Blackberry colors, like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry, look best against dark skin.
Apply carefully. Start by outlining your lips with a matching lip pencil, then fill in to keep the color put all night long. Starting at the center of the lips moving toward the lip line, apply lipstick straight from the tube for the most intense color payoff. If you prefer a subtler look, apply lipstick just to the bottom lip, press your lips together, and distribute the color with your finger. Finish with a dab of clear or wine-colored gloss just on the center of the lips to make them appear fuller.
Pair it well. To avoid looking goth, keep the rest of the face minimal. Try a luminizing foundation and a touch of warm blush or bronzer on the apples of the cheeks. You can also subtly define your eyes with a swipe of black or brown liner—just don’t be too precise, or you’ll look retro.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 🙂
Will you be wearing the look this season? Let me know by leaving a comment!