One of the looks I am LOVING this season is the dark lip. Paired with a minimalist eye, this look is a perfect mix of sexy, sophisticated and polished. As much as I love a classic red pout, using a shade with a plum or fig undertone is a modern twist during the cooler months.
If an opaque shade is not for you, definitely find a finish that you feel comfortable with. I like a stain during the day and then up the amp for a night out with something creamy, dark and rich.
Matte, cream, satin, glossy or barely there...whatever you prefer, here are a few options to get the look.
LAURA MERCIER LIP STAIN IN MOCHA
a rich milk chocolate stain for a hint of dark that is more than a hint of sexy.
NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL IN BAHAMA
a pink brown shade that would look great on a paler complexion
a blackened dirty purple with a creamy finish, this is designed to stay put for 12 hours.
sheer berry plum shade for those who are shy to anything super opaque.
ultra lux and creamy, this is an opaque blackened red that will vamp up your look in a heartbeat