Tuesday, September 29, 2009

F/W Trend: Super Dark Lips

(Pictured Above: Chanel Iman)

I'm sure you've all seen lipsticks in dark shades of red, plum, and purple- even black! Just about every cosmetic line seems to be putting out these dark, rich shades. These shades can sure look gorgeous but they are so tricky to wear! Dark lipsticks have to be applied perfectly so I would suggest definitely using a matching lip pencil, it can make the application process a little easier.

Love the trend of dark lips but want something a little less severe? Try one of the many lip gloss options!

Here are some great lipstick options:

Chanel Hysteria Lipstick: This is a dark, reddish purple color that has a slightly glossy finish
MAC Hipster Lipstick (From the MAC Trend F/W Collection)- a dark burgundy with red shimmer
MAC Faultlessly (From the MAC Trend F/W Collection)- An extremely dark purple with very creamy finish.

Lip Glosses:

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Sultry: A gorgeous black cherry color
MAC New Berry Lipglass: A Deep plum cream gloss
MAC So This Season: Deep Blue Violet cream gloss

The lipsticks that are so dark are much easier to apply with a lip brush. That makes it a little easier to get a precise application. Has anyone tried the dark lip trend yet? Are you itching to try it? Have you purchased or checked out any of the dark lip colors? What have you tried?? I'd love to hear your thoughts or your own tips! Share your thoughts in the comments section!