5 Ways To Wear Dark Lipstick
Go bold or go home!
Wearing a vampy lip can be downright tricky. Here are 5 ways to look amazing while sporting a bold color on your pout:
1. Keep everything else simple
Pair your bold lips with full brows, finely lined lids, and curled lashes. To balance everything out, keep the rest of the face simple: flawless skin and fresh blush.
2. Matte lippies aren’t your only option
We often associate dark lips with matte finishes, but glossy dark lips can work so well with a subtle cat eye and light contour. Layering a clear gloss on top of your matte lipstick is a great way to mask dry lips, too.
3. Use your lips that contrast with your dress
Wearing a light-colored dress? Paint on a bold lip! Your strapless silver dress or all-white outfit may be elegant on its own, but swiping on a deep plum lipstick will instantly add more character.
Try: Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Rouge Berry
4. Pair it with dramatic eyes!
One of the first “rules of makeup” we learn is to never pair bold lipstick with dramatic eyes. However, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing so, especially if the occasion calls for it! Sport deep maroon lips, full lashes, and full-rimmed eyes—perfect for a night out.
5. Brighten your eyes
Why not pair bright-colored contacts with your dark lip? Balance everything out with light, peach-toned eyeshadow and blush.
This article originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the editors.