Deep berry, a purple stain or merlot reds – dark lips are this season’s biggest trend spotted on and off the runway and if you are yet to jump on this bandwagon, there’s no better time than now to give this beauty fad a try.

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Retro with Red

There’s something so über retro about flawlessly winged black eyeliner accompanied by dark red lips. Go for the classic pin-up look by flicking your eyeliner dramatically and layering on a serious shade of red like the Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Color in Red Hot. Don’t hesitate to go that extra mile and work your hair in an up-do to nail the 50’s look.

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It’s all about matte

Matte has never been as big as it is now and it’s all about nailing this sans-shine look while giving dark lips a go. Simply use the blot-with-a-tissue technique to get the deepest colour of oxblood with a matte finish on your lips and keep the rest of the face clean and contoured for maximum impact.

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Up your brow game

Having played a supporting role in the beauty scenario for the longest time, brows are now taking center stage and it’s all about amping up the arches. The good news is that dark lips and a strong brow game is all you need to make an impact. Skip the blush and eyeshadow to simply fill in your brows, add on some mascara and swipe on the darkest shade of lipstick you own.