To add instant glamour to black lips, simply swipe on black eyeliner and lash-boosting mascara.
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Bring balance to dark lips — without dulling their stunning impact — by sweeping a warm blush on your cheeks.
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in Satin Black ($20) is a pigment-rich lipstick that will deliver striking jet-black color to your lips.
While you may think that black lipstick would contrast too harshly with superpale skin and platinum locks, it actually provides a stunning juxtaposition. Don't be afraid to experiment with extremes with this trend, the payoff is usually worth it.
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Banish bleeding black lipstick by lining lips with a matching lip pencil such as NYX Cosmetics' Retractable Lip Liner ($4.50).
Consider black lipstick the LBD of makeup products: It goes with everything. Unlike other lipstick shades that only flatter certain skin tones, dark lip color works well on everyone from pale redheads to dark-skinned brunettes.
Make sure your rebellious black lip color remains locked in place by opting for a product that will give you a smudge-proof matte finish like Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Midnight ($20).
To truly let black lips shine, keep eye makeup to a minimum. Neutral eye shadows will inject a bit of warmth to your look without competing with your statement pout.
A sheer, glossy black lip is slightly less intense than it's matte counterpart.
Lime Crime's Unicorn Lipstick in Styletto ($18) offers a subtly glossy black finish to lips. Bonus: Even badass black lipstick-wearers will love seeing the cute unicorn-decorated tube on their vanity.
One of the many pluses of wearing a black lipstick is that it demands attention — even from a distance. Another benefit? It lends a fashion-forward vibe to even the most casual of outfits.
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When it comes to clothing, reach for slouchy, oh-so-touchable layers — think cozy sweaters and hats — to soften the bold look of dark lips.
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There’s nothing like a bold statement lip to create a gorgeously impactful beauty look. You might be more than comfortable sporting bright shades of red, tangerine and maroon — but black lipstick? We understand why you might hesitate to experiment with a lip color that’s usually reserved for Halloween, but we’re here to tell you there’s absolutely no reason to be afraid of the dark…lipstick trend.
Black lipstick is actually pretty versatile, universally flattering and lends every woman who wears it an air of cooler-than-thou style cred. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before swiping on a bewitching black lipstick. We’ve rounded up a few tips — and dark lip inspiration photos — to help you embrace your inner beauty badass.