Autumn Beauty Trends: #1 Lips

Now that the leaves are falling from the trees and our breath becomes ever more apparent as we step outside we can definitely be sure of one thing – autumn is here. But this my friends is not a reason to dispair, for with this season comes a whole shiny new set of trends for us to cling to until winter!

So it seems this year for autumn the dark lip is where it’s at. Think shades of brown, think red wine, think plum, deep reds and purples. Twilight fans everywhere will be leaping with joy because vamp has never been more attractive.

Of course to pull off the perfect dark lip there is some preparation involved:

Scrub  – Exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub or failing this apply a thick layer of lip balm and brush lips with an old toothbrush.

Moisturise – Apply a thick layer of your favourite lip balm and leave to sink in. Do the rest of your make up while you wait! This is an essential step as unnourished lips leads to lip stick bleeding, which is not an attractive look!

Prime – Wipe off any remaining lip balm and apply a lip primer, I use Mac Prep + Prime which moisturises AND primes your lips.

Line – Allow the primer to sink in before lining your lips in a shade similar to your lipstick or for a really vampy looking lip use a dark pencil such as your regular eyeliner!

Now that you’re all prepared and ready to go there’s only one thing left to do and that’s to pick the perfect dark shade for you so check out my dark lip Pinterest board for some inspiration! For maximum impact pair with a nude face and an LBD, alternately for a dramatic effect add a sexy smoky eye and you’re set to party all night long.

What about you guys? Which dark lip are you rocking this autumn? Do you prefer shiny or matte? Let me know!

Psst – get a cheats dark lip by lining your lips with black eye liner and applying a dark gloss over the top OR pat lips with a dark purple or black eye shadow and apply gloss

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