Today we’re talking about the look that’s been dominating the catwalk: the black lipstick look. This look takes a lot of precision for one simple reason: you’ll be using the color black. We’re going to show you exactly how to apply black lipstick so you can rock this BOLD lip look.
We recommend using a lip stain as opposed to a lipstick. Not only do stains last longer, but they’re much easier to work with than a cream lipstick when using dark pigment. Veronica is using Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the ‘Witches’ shade.
Step 1: Moisturizing the Lips
Before you even touch the lip stain, you’ll want to put on chapstick. The majority of stains will cause your lips to lose moisture, so moisturizing before you apply will help keep your lips looking lovely- as opposed to dry.
Step 2: Applying Lip Liner
With all dark colors you need to apply a lip liner before the color. Since we don’t have a black lip liner, we’re going to use Too-Faced black eyeliner in its place. If you’re without a black lip liner, make sure the eyeliner use can be trusted to stay in place.
Step 3: Applying the Lip Stain
Now you’re ready for the lip stain. You’ll want to apply as usual, taking note to cover the lip liner as well. With black lip colors and the majority of darker colors, you’ll need to apply a few layers to get an even look. Darker colors tend to be heavier in pigment, leaving streaking and spots that you’ll need to go over a few times before the color is even crossed your lips.
Step 4: Enjoy Your look ;)
We absolutely love this look! It’s very fashion-forward and with the right outfit- will turn heads all night <3
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