While it’s safe to play with nude and light colours, it takes courage and effort to pull off a darker, deeper lip tone. Bright and neutral colours are easy to style and can go with anything, whereas, darker colours can get you to re-think your choice of outfit. But in the end, it’s all about experimenting and making the most of the colours available out there.

If you’re someone who still procrastinates before reaching out for that dark lip colour in your vanity kit, then we’re here to help you pull it off like a pro. Yes, ladies! Follow these simple tips and you’ll be in love with darker shades before you know it...

Keep the rest of your face makeup minimal
 

Keep the rest of your face makeup minimal

The key to making your dark lippie stand out is to keep the rest of your face makeup minimal. Avoid playing up your eyes and go for a natural no-makeup makeup look. In other case, if you want to go all out and experiment, then here’s a trick to achieve a monochromatic flush. Blend a dab of your lip colour onto your cheeks, and voila! Remember that it’s all about balancing the colours well.

Never forget your lip liner
 

Never forget your lip liner

If you want to wear dark lipstick like a pro, then never skip lip liner. If a saturated colour is not even around the edges, it can bring down your entire look. Use the Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Lip Definer – Ruby to perfect your shape. The soft and gliding formula of the pencil promises to lock in colour and prevent colour bleeding.

Apply the lipstick with your fingers
 

Apply the lipstick with your fingers

If you’re still wary of the dark shade looking too loud on you, then simply apply the lipstick with your fingers rather than directly from the bullet. This will give a sheer wash of colour and look like a dark lip stain. Try this technique with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Plum Feather.

Pick a shade that complements your skin tone
 

Pick a shade that complements your skin tone

Switching to darker lip shades does not mean that you pick any dark lipstick without knowing whether it’ll go well with your complexion or not. Remember that there is a shade for every skin tone. It is only ideal to pick the one that complements yours! If a berry shade is not flattering enough, then try a plum. But go for the one that looks best on you.

It’s safe to try a trendy shade
 

It’s safe to try a trendy shade

If purple lippies are trending, then go ahead and flaunt it and you won’t be judged. That’s not all! Trying a trendy shade will make you the bold and experimental one. Don’t be surprised if you become the go-to person who knows all that’s in and trending!

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