Awesome Ideas for How to Pull Off DARK LIPS

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Awesome Ideas for How to Pull Off DARK LIPS

The Makeup Look

tips for wearing dark lipstick

The How-to Overview

Most of us wonder how some people look so amazing with high contrast dark lipstick…then we try it and looks horrible. Andreas Choice gives us some awesome tips on how to pull off dark lips!

She shows us her routine and doesn’t just ‘slap it on’. One secret she shares is that she doesn’t have chapped lips when wearing dark lipstick. She makes her own sugar scrub, which is sugar and either olive oil or coconut oil. She puts it on, scrubs for 20 seconds and wipes it off with a paper towel. She does this until her lips are baby soft. If necessary, she does the sugar scrub again. She then coats her lips with a little bit of lip balm. She cautions that she doesn’t use too much.

Another tip she gives is that she uses hair removal cream on the top of her lip and surrounding areas so she doesn’t have a ‘mustache’ or any hair there. She says she doesn’t have much but when she wears dark lipstick she feels like it is more noticeable and feels better after having done it. She puts the cream on for a little bit and wipes it off, then puts on her makeup.

Then she says that she brushes her teeth before she gets started so she doesn’t mess up her artwork or dark lips. Also, she wants bright white teeth to contrast the dark lip color.

She also makes sure she wears foundation and cover up any dark circles under her eyes, because if she has dark makeup on, it will attract more attention.

To get started she always uses lip liner. It is an absolute must! She says with lip liner, a change in the lip shape can be made if desired. The lips can be made to be bigger or smaller, or definition if you use the right techniques. She colors in her lip a little with the lip liner, then puts on her dark lipstick.

The last tip she gives is clean up! It is so important to go back around the lips with a concealer because no matter how steady the hand is it won’t look as polished without this step.

The Products Used

– Purple shade in beginning: Coloured Raine Lipstick in Raine Fever
– Black lipstick: Kat Von D Studded Matte Lipstick in “Slayer”
– Lip Scrub: sugar & olive oil or coconut oil
Nair facial hair removal cream
Smashbox brow tech eyebrow pencil in Brunette
Sun n’ Bronze Bronzing powder in Radiant
Sephora Blush Brush
Coastal Scents Powder Brush
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Sand
Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette
Benefit BADgal Lash
– Lashes: Ardell Wispies in Black
J Cat Roll It Up Auto Lip Liner in Black
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Hellbent

The Full Video Tutorial

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