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Your lips are the field for the most non-trivial makeup experiments. Why keep wearing casual red and nude lipstick colors, if dark lips look so enchanting? Rich, saturated lip colors can transform both your look and your mood in a matter of seconds. Sounds tempting, isn't it? If you feel like it is time to wave goodbye to the light and pastel tones and embrace the charm of darker colors such as burgundy wine, bitter chocolate, burnt orange, and ripe plum then you are in the right place.

However, if you want to create a look that you can rock all the time, here are some tips that you should know. Things like dry flaky lips or uneven lip liner can drastically reduce the astonishing effect of your bold lip look. By following these five simple tips, you'll rock any dark and bold lip color of your choice all day long!

  • Tip #1. Pick the Right Color and Shade

Don’t wear unflattering colors. Picking the right color is essential when it comes to bold lipsticks. It is like picking a new hair color. You have to look at your skin tone and what that color would do to it. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid experimenting with colors. For example, ladies with pale skin and dark hair can bring out that natural contrast with stronger coloring.

Also, if you already have a lipstick color that doesn’t quite work with your skin tone, try adding a gold gloss to warm the color. For example, black and gold lips can completely revamp your look. If you have thinner lips, darker lipstick hues can make them appear even thinner. To avoid this you should go for brighter colors.

Last year, luxurious matte lipsticks were extremely popular because the color appears richer and more vibrant. Many makeup enthusiasts prefer lips that look plump and moisturized. Glossy finishes, whether in rich colors or a clear high-shine shade, can reflect light and create an illusion of fuller lips. For those who desire even fuller lips, lip plumper glosses offer the additional benefit of hydration while visibly enhancing volume. Explore our wide range of lip glosses and find the perfect one to boost your confidence and create your desired look!

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  • Tip #2. Apply Foundation or Concealer

For the perfect color that will last, you should apply a little bit of your foundation or concealer on your lipline before applying the lipstick. This will help block the redness around your lip line and the color will last longer. This will also prevent your bold lip look from smudging. Furthermore, this technique creates a neutral base, which will make sure you get the color that you want.

  • Tip #3. Use a Lip Liner to Define Your Lip’s Shape

If you want to go for bold colors on your lips, you should make sure that your application is clean and precise. Using a lip liner in the same color is crucial if you want precisely shaped lips. In addition, using a lip liner in the same or similar color will help the color last longer and will stop it from running over your lip line.

Because lip liners are denser and drier, they are more immovable and keep the color in place all night. Filling in your lips entirely before applying the lipstick prevents them from becoming uneven or patchy during the night, too. It can also make the color you are wearing more intense.

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  • Tip #4. Focus on the Lips

When you are wearing dark lipsticks, the focus should be on your lips. This means that you should keep the rest of your look simple with minimal blush, soft colors, nude eye makeup, and mascara, so they won’t steal the spotlight from your lip color. That way, the color of your lips will pop and people will notice your lipstick and not something else. This also creates a more polished and sophisticated look.

  • Tip #5. Avoid Color Stains on Your Teeth

One of the main problems when wearing dark lipstick is that the color gets your white teeth. Luckily, there is one simple trick that will help you to avoid this makeup incident. Position your lips around your finger and pull it out. This will remove all of the excess lipstick from your mouth and it won’t get on your teeth.

And Finally, Be Confident...

These small tricks will help you have the perfect bold color on your lips, but the key to pulling off the look is confidence. To rock that color proudly, you need to have a good basis. Many people tend to forget how important is to prepare their skin and create a glowing, clean, and flawless complexion. This will help the dark lip color stand out and you will wear it with confidence.

A bold lip look demands certain makeup conditions to look neat and posh. First of all, the makeup foundation must look smooth and seamless, otherwise, the old lip look will only emphasize imperfections. A perfectly shaped lip with sharpened lip liner is yet another small secret of such a lip look. Certainly, the practice makes perfect, and the more you practice your ideal bold lip makeup the better it will look.