I was at Sephora the other day with my best friend looking for some mascara when I had the sudden urge to seek out the darkest lip color I could find. I had my friend and one of the makeup artists help me in my search, but every time they pulled a color for me I kept thinking, “darker“.
I remember seeing this trend back in 2008 at the YSL show and though I wanted to cross over to the dark side, I was scared of looking like a gothic teenager. The models were sporting pale skin, sleek black bobs, and err… black turtlenecks that made them look like part of the Star Trek cast (albiet a high fashion version). Needless to say I stuck with a safer deep burgundy alternative and a less futuristic get up.
Now that I am a bit wiser in terms of fashion (straight from the runway looks don’t always translate to real life) I know how to wear a black lip without looking like I’m in the wrong time zone, or worse, like Edward Scissorhands.
Check out these sexy noir lip colors and my collection on what to wear to pull off with look.
clockwise, l-r: LAURA MERCIER STICK GLOSS – BLACK ORCHID, $22, Sephora; DIOR ADDICT EXTREME LIPSTICK – BLACK TIE, $30, Sephora; CLINIQUE ALMOST LIPSTICK – BLACK HONEY, $15, Bergdorf Goodman; GIVENCHY ROUGE INTERDIT SATIN LIPSTICK – BLACK PLUM, $30, Skin Cloud.