It’s black, it’s intimidating, it’s ‘goth’, it’s stand out, it’s trendy, it’s cool and it’s most certainly going to be the biggest and best look for the summer. Yes, it’s the black lip that I’m talking about. Believe me, it’s WAY more high maintenance than even the slinkiest of scarlet colours.
Feeling adventurous and taking huge inspiration from the catwalk, I tried some black lipstick. As soon as I applied a liner I could already feel my eyebrows and eyes becoming smaller and almost invisible. Note, a black lip will take HUGE attention away from any other facial feature.
I’ve a few concerns with a black lip. It’s tricky not to get it everywhere, teeth look horrific when marked with a little black (I’m talking the missing teeth look) and it’s virtually impossible to go five minutes without having to check in the mirror. It’s also not the most feminine of colours so if like me you’ve a few insecurities, you might want to give this one a miss. It also makes you look very (like VERY) pale so you may want to up the ante with the bronzer and contouring kit to avoid that washed out look. That said, (if I haven’t lost you yet) it looks fantastic on some people and right now, here are two black lippies I’m loving on a budget and on payday:
Illamasqua Pristine Pure Black Matte Finish, £19.50 (above)
Barry M Matte Lip Paint, £4.49 (above)
You only have to look at Pinterest or other blogs and fashion websites to see a wealth of black lip looks that are trending right now. Here’s a few of my favourites:
What do you think of the black lip trend? Comment below x