Oct 20, 2014

How-To: Berry Dark Lips

One of Spring Summer 2015's makeup trends consists of lips so dark, they are reminiscent of those delicious berries you pop into your mouth for a light after meal snack. Pair it with strong Cara Delevingne-like brows and a few layers of mascara and you're good to go.

If you are still a little on the fence about getting on board the dark lips bandwagon, well, you might change your mind at the end of this post.

Step 1: Always start off with a lipliner

When attempting the dark berry lip look, always line your lips with a lipliner that is of a similar colour to your lipstick. Many women think that lipliners are literally used the way they are named which is to draw an outline of your lips with the product.

But that's only half the step! After outlining your lips, always remember to fill in your entire lip with the lipliner to ensure that your lipstick fades well after your meals. Wearing a dark outline around your lips after dinner might not be that flattering a look.

Step 2: Apply your berry lipstick... with a lip brush

It may seem a little excessive but I personally find that using a lip brush produces better results. Application is smoother too, especially for those with thinner lips.

Step 3: Complete the look with strong brows and mascara

Even out your look by filling in your brows if they aren't already very dark and thick.

I am wearing Lucinda Top in Black and Alexandra Shorts in Grey for a casual, yet nighttime appropriate look.

Now you're all ready to leave the house. Don't restrict yourself to only wearing dark lips at night, ladies.