Now that grungy, gloomy makeup has infiltrated the mainstream beauty industry, there’s no better time to embrace your inner badass with a fierce opaque black lipstick. In a season of bright and bold lips a jet black lippie is a game changer. Rocking a black lip can be gorgeous all you need is the right prep work and of course the right products. For some pro tips on how to pull this off then keep on reading for all the deets.
beauty inspiration: how to rock a black lip
Tip #1: PREP YOUR POUT
Dark lipsticks have the tendency to show every crack on your lips, you need a smooth canvas. Keep chapped lips at bay by staying hydrated. You can also use a gentle scrub to remove dead skin. For flaky lips a lip mask can work wonders overnight.
Tip #2: FIND THE RIGHT BLACK
In terms of finish try to stay away from gloss and stick to mattes and satins as their durability will prevent your lip color from feathering.
Tip #3: LOCK IT DOWN
Dark lip hues require a little more TLC to stay put than others. Go for a deep burgundy or mahogany shade as a base before applying your black. Apply a light coat of black with a lip brush and then blotting it with a tissue until it resembles a stain. Next, give it a fine dusting of translucent setting powder, then reapply.
Here’s a pick of me rocking my black lipstick from Santee Cosmetics.
How do you rock your black lipstick? Let me know in the comments.