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How To Wear Dark Lipstick In Real Life Like Rihanna & Khloe Kardashian

Fri, October 2, 2015 3:29pm EDT by 1 Comment
How To Wear Dark Lipstick
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Celebrities like Rihanna have mastered the dark lip look — whether going for unconventional shades like navy or sticking with a traditional wine-stained vampy lip. Learn how you can join the dark side this fall!

There’s no denying that dark lipstick look crisp and fresh for fall alongside your knit sweaters and new boots. But mastering the how-to on the severe shades can be tricky — especially if you’re bold enough to try an all-black lip like Khloe Kardashian. Keep reading for some expert tips on how to wear dark lipstick from Jessica Scantlin, Director of Artistry at Blushington.

Ease your way into dark lipstick with a look like Rihanna‘s, which has violet tones that tend to be flattering on most skintones. “If you do only a little bit you can look a bit greyish all over,” Jessica says. “So use a pop of purple [which] remains more vibrant, and everyone knows you are making a statement and not just tired.” Copy her wine-stained look with Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow Lip Pencil in Apollo.

“If you are daring, a nice, deep burgundy shade looks fierce,” Jessica adds of rich brick red shades like Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell‘s lipstick. Get the look with Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes Lipstick in Burgundy Blush.

How To Wear Dark Lipstick — Copy Rihanna & Khloe Kardashian’s Bold Look

If you want to go full goth with your beauty look, Khloe and Gigi Hadid are your girls to copy. Get their intense, black matte color with Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Potion. To pull off this ultimate statement-making lipstick, Jessica says “[Just] rock it and be confident — and keep eyes very simple.”

Do you plan on rocking vampy lips this fall, HollywoodLifers? Would you do a black shade like Gigi’s or stick to a more violet hue like Rihanna?

— Marissa DeSantis