The Lady is a Vamp

The days are getting darker and so are the lipsticks.

This autumn/winter we see a bolder take on the vampy lips trend that we saw earlier this year.

This look is best worn with minimal make up or a light smoked out eyeliner. So try to keep cheeks light and eyes bare and let your look revolve around a dramatic, deep berry lipstick! Go for a cranberry-stained pout with lashings of black mascara and a neutral lid for that subtle dark lip that makes a big impact!

The trouble is often finding the right shade. Make note: the darker your skin colour the darker the shade. Simple. But this doesn’t mean that porcelain beauties are to feel at a loss, a dark raspberry will go perfectly with any skin tone. If the darker shades intimidate you use your ring finger to gently smudge the colour on to the lips, leaving a lighter velvety stain.

My top 5:

Azealia Banks has colabarated with M.A.C to release her Yung Rapunxel lipstick. This rich plum has a striking amplified finish that works perfectly for this season.

Satin Lipstick in Film Noir from M.A.C is great for this season, the rich colour and smooth texture will stand out in the crowd. Perfect for the red carpet or the high street!

Wicked from Topshop may seem like an unusual choice, but this is a purchase worth making. It’s been dubbed the ‘dark side of nude’ and so is extremely wearable. With a smooth creamy texture it is perfect to blend and its rich raspberry undertones make it suitable for every skin tone.

NYX Cosmetics Round Lipstick in Bruised is a perfect dark berry shade for winter. The thick velvet-texture allows it be be worn as a stain or as a full lip. This lipstick is best suited to those with a warmer skin tone.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu is beautiful. It leaves that perfect vampy desired stain to the lips without looking too harsh or blunt. If you wish to intensify the look even more layer with your favourite Berry Lipstick and prepare to turn heads!

My final tip: Don’t go Goth. Black lipstick off the runway says more vampire and less vampy.


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