Black Like Licorice

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Grey skies and cooler weather are creeping up on us and I'm totally digging it. I love autumn. This is when we trade in our bright summer hues for deeper, darker colors not only for our wardrobes, but also for our makeup. Don't get me wrong. I'm still going to use any excuse to wear orange lipstick, but why not try something different. Why not black? Morbid... no. Ghoulish... perhaps. But if we wear black clothes, black boots, and black eyeliner, who says we shouldn't give black lipstick a try.

I know that you may be thinking black is all wrong for your lips. Normally we like to wear colors that attract positive attention to our mouths and boys think of kissing. Who cares. Men don't understand lipstick and any color other than nude will complicate a crazy makeout session. But I say if you like to experiment with deep reds, purples, and burgundies, take it a step further and go for the darkest of dark.

You don't have to go full-on Elvira or Morticia Adams when rocking black lips. Just like when you red lips, keep the rest of your face simple. I opted for a tiny bit of tinted moisturizer and a little bronzer on the cheeks. I added a little highlighter in the corners of my eyes and on my Cupid's bow to accentuate my best assets. Then black mascara to make my eyes really pop. Now let's pull out that black lipstick. If you're a little nervous, don't worry. I was unsure about what kind of black lipstick to try, so here's a couple of options. If you don't want to spend money, just use your trusty black liner on your lips. Outline and then fill in. Top it off with a dab of sheer gloss. Or, go to the drugstore and pick up and affordable brand like Wet n Wild's Fergie Collection in Pagan Angel. This is what I used and it looks smashing.

Don't be afraid of the black. It's so sexy once you get used to it. You know what they say about darker colors.
"Once you go black..."

Chime in:
Would you wear black lipstick?

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