A bold and dark shade lipstick is a bit scary to pull off. You need to know which colour would suit your skin tone and how can you master the art of applying a dark lip shade when you can barely perfect the nudes.
So here are the detailed steps on how to perfect your dark lipstick and avoid smudging and vampire look.
1. Prep Work
Prepping your lips is one important step for neater and smoother lipstick finish. One of the best ways to keep your lips always lipstick ready is to brush them lightly with a toothbrush once a week. It helps in exfoliation and keeps them soft and perfectly ready for lipstick or base.
2. Buff lips
Buff your lips with a foundation to neutralise the lip colour so that the true shade of the lipstick can come up and the pigment can look even better.
3. Lip liner
This is very important to use as it gives a definition to your lips and prevents them from feathering. You do not need to line full lips, just go for the bow and the under lips and blend with cotton.
Now here comes the main part, apply lipstick with a lip brush, blot it with a tissue paper, apply a translucent powder over the tissue on lips and then re apply lipstick.
5. Choosing shade
Always choose a shade that matches your skin tone. If you are a beginner then go for softer mauve tones until yo9u perfect the application before going for berry and darker tones.
6. Avoid yellow teeth
dark lipstick can make your teeth look yellow. So you can avoid them by going for blue tone lipstick. Blue under tones can make your lips look whiter.