According to Gina Myers, it is a known fact that the quickest way to lift the spirit is with a good lipstick! Agree? Well we certainly do. At the BeautySouthAfrica office we can’t get enough of those deep berry lip shades, however, it can get a bit tricky when you apply a dark colour. Those horrid untidy lines and lipstick teeth are a big no-no! Here are some tips for a fab lip:
A few vital things to remember when doing any lip (not just a dark one) is that you want even tone throughout your lip. First, start out by applying a foundation or concealer over the lip area. This evens out the colour of your lips and also aids in the longevity of the lipstick.
If you’re a newbie at applying a dark shade, Gina recommends using a lip liner within the same family of colours. You don’t want it to be too obvious – just outline the area around your cupid’s bow. If you have thinner lips, draw the line on the outer edge of the lip, or if they’re larger, apply only to the inside of the lip.
The second last step should be choosing your colour. This will completely depend on your skin tone and choice of outfit. For example, if you have fair skin and are wearing all black, rock out with a deep berry colour. This allows for a slight undertone of colour, even though it is dark. If you have a pink undertone and are also wearing some colour, balance it out by wearing a peach lip or one with a brown undertone to it.
Finish off with a bit of gloss for ultra shine (especially if you’re going out on the town!).