One of our favourite things about fall/winter is emergence of seasonal beauty trends like dark lipstick. While we love an edgy, mysterious pout in shades of plum, black, red or even blue at any time of the year, the cool weather season is the time to take this trend a little more seriously. A bold, dark lip has the ability to turn an ordinary look into a stylish, put-together and sophisticated look.
Still not convinced? Get The Look is encouraging you to try out the trend (even if you aren't so much of a lipstick person) and make it one of your closest cold weather allies with these 5 reasons to wear dark lipstick this season:
DARK LIPSTICK: 5 REASONS TO TRY IT
YOU'RE A LAZY GIRL
One of the best things about a dark lip is that it's an easy way to make yourself look put-together – even when you aren't. In a hurry? Skip your eye makeup and swipe on a few coats of your favourite dark lipstick on your way to work – nobody will suspect that you just hopped out of bed!
TO BRIGHTEN YOUR COMPLEXION
In the winter time, the disappearance of the sun means radiant complexions are more difficult to achieve than ever. To counteract dull skin, throw on a burgundy or plum lip that will eliminate signs of fatigue and give your look that va va voom factor in just one step!
TO COMBAT DULL SKIN
When warm weather fades, so does our tan. Meaning our skin will return to its natural (sometimes pale) colour. Rather than turning to sunless tanners or worse – tanning beds – warm up your complexion with a dark lipstick that contains warm undertones. The warm undertones will highlight the warmth in your skin, giving you a natural-looking glow even without the sun!
TO MAKE A STATEMENT
Want to make a bold statement with your makeup look? Lipstick shades of plum, burgundy and oxblood are the answer. That being said, before you have all eyes on you, make sure your application technique is spot on. Start off by outlining (or overlining) your lips with a lip liner that matches your lipstick choice. Fill in the surface of your lips using the liner to create a base, then apply your lipstick shade on top for a pigmented look that will last.
TO ASSUME YOUR FASHIONISTA STATUS
Last but certainly not least, rocking a bold dark lip this season will establish your status as a fashionista. Dark lips were one of fall 2016's hottest makeup trends – spotted on just about every runway – meaning there's no better time than now to add this product to your makeup bag.