Dark lips are nothing new when temperatures drop and fall rolls around, but this season, designers have given the trend a new vamp-y twist that will add a permanent edge to your look. While we're used to seeing plums and blood red lips, this season, it's all about onyx, ink, bordeaux, and navy blue – a collection of ultra dark, fearless lip colours that won't be ignored. Earlier this week, models at Chanel and Christian Dior walked the runway wearing dramatic black eye liner that gave gothic-chic a whole new meaning.
Creative and image director of Christian Dior, Peter Phillips, presented models with black, glossy lipstick and spider-like lashes for the ultimate vamp-y look. Meanwhile, Pat McGrath painted ultra matte black lips on models lips for the Fenty x Puma presentation. And while most designers kept it all on the lips, keeping eye makeup to a minimum, Marc Jacobs took a completely different approach, showing off models with a glossy black lip and black eye makeup that was smeared down the eyes.
We know that a combination of dark lips and graphic liner can feel like a little much, but Get The Look is here to show you how to rock Fall 2016's biggest beauty trends like a pro!
DARK LIPS: HOW TO WEAR THEM LIKE A PRO
With summer in full swing, most of us are still in no-makeup, makeup lazy-girl beauty mode, but that doesn't mean we can't prep our beauty kits and routines for Fall 2016! If you're feeling this season's daring dark black and blue lip trend, start off by knowing exactly which dark shade works best on you. If you have fair skin and light eyes, opt for a navy blue or oxblood lip over black, which will be a little too harsh on your skin. If you have a darker skin tone, feel free to rock any dark shade you choose! The beauty aisle is your oyster!
When it comes to actually wearing dark lips, keep the rest of your beauty look to a minimum, meaning dewy skin and bare eyes. To get this look, prep your skin with moisturizer then apply a few drops of BB cream. Coat your lips with a vamp-y shade of your choice and voila! You're ready in two simple steps! If you're planning on rocking the look for a night out, you can opt for a more glam, matte complexion that can be achieved with a loose powder foundation.
And if you're the type that can't say no to eye makeup, but also can't wait to try Fall's dark lip trend, here's how to balance both. Start by applying a cushion foundation that will give you light, yet full coverage. Next, coat your eyes with a thin layer of mascara, moving your hand in a back and forth motion to ensure full lashes. Apply a dark lip shade of your choice – whether it's black, navy blue, or oxblood – and there you have it! Two of Fall's hottest trends in one!
Will you try vamp-y lips for Fall 2016?