Deep, dark lipsticks—they’re not for the faint hearted. But if you’re on the ballsy side and like experimenting once in a while, dark lip shades can totally change your makeup game! While the nudes and soft pinks will always have a special place in your heart, dark lipsticks help you channel your part goth-part cool side. But when your lips are this overpowering, how do you balance the look out with your eye makeup? If this question has often crossed your mind, we’re here to help. We’re giving you the perfect eye makeup tips for when you’re wearing dark lips. Read on...
Berry lips and undone brows
 

Berry lips and undone brows

Groomed brows? So passé! Now is the time for you to take the au natural route by leaving your thick brows as they are. Our makeup tip would be to keep the brows natural and add a bit of fun by way of berry lips. Choose a shade of berry that works for your complexion. Remember that the berry lips and undone brows combo is always a winner!

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color with Argan Oil, Berry Luxe

Ruby lips and ruby eyelids
 

Ruby lips and ruby eyelids

Remember when we told you that monochromatic makeup was going to take over your makeup routine? If you want to pair your ombre deep red with red-carpet like eye makeup—turn to the monochrome look and go for a similar toned eyeshadow on your lids and lash line. If evening makeup is what you’re aiming at, this is going to be your fave look.

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color, Ruby Velvet

Plum lips and winged eyes
 

Plum lips and winged eyes

Some might call this look OTT but we’re always a wee bit extra when it comes to makeup. If you’re like us, you’d agree that the plum lips+winged eye makeup combo is smokin’ hot. Add a plum lipstick of your choice to your puckers and wing it using a black felt tip liner!

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color with Argan Oil, Royal Plum

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Precision Liquid Liner

Burgundy lips and spider lashes
 

Burgundy lips and spider lashes

Yeah, we get it—spider lashes are a bit much, even for us. But tweak it around just a little bit in your favour. Don’t go overboard with the spidery feel; make the mascara application look natural yet just a bit spidery. Pair this eye makeup with burgundy lips and you’re so acing this dramatic look.

Get the look with the Lakmé 9to5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color, Burgundy Lush

Get the look with the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara, Black

Cranberry lips and neutral eyes
 

Cranberry lips and neutral eyes

Think you like to let your lips do the talking when you wear a deep shade of lipstick? Keep the eye makeup soft by opting for a neutral eyeshadow on your lids so the eyes don’t overpower your pout.

Get the look with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer+Matte Lip Color, Maple Map

Get the look with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette, Gold

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Brown lips and glossy lids

Glossy lids have been a rage for a while now. No reason why you shouldn’t give it a shot! Pair your simple yet stunning glossy lids with a deep brown lipstick of your choice. Don’t have a brown to complement this look? Borrow it from your mama who’s sure to have plenty of brown lipsticks in her vanity kit!

Get the look with Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color, Deep Brown

Get the look with the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and the Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow, Silk route

Magenta lips and gold eyelids
 

Magenta lips and gold eyelids

Want to stand out with your makeup this festive season? Wear your magenta pout with gold eyes. Apply the gold on to your lids and crease area and make sure you blend. Wear your gorgeous magenta lip colour with this eye makeup look and accessorise with gold jhumkas. So gorgeous!

Get the look with Lakmé Absolute Lip Pout Matte Lip Color, Magenta Magic

Get the look with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow, Desert Rose