If you thought black lipstick was only suitable for dressing up with at Halloween or only suits people strutting along a catwalk, then think again! The vampy, surprisingly wearable colour is fashionable all year round and when applied with precision and worn with confidence it can look incredible on anyone, no matter if you have light, fair to medium, olive, or dark skin. At Superdrug, you’ll find super pigmented black liquid lipstick as well as moisturising matte black formulas that are sure to set you apart from the crowd!
To ensure your black lipstick stays exactly where you want it to, the key is to prep your pout! To create a smooth, even base scrub your lips with a sugar scrub to rid them off any flaky bits (black lipstick will totally pick these up if left). Another pro tip for mastering black lips is to buff foundation into your lips beforehand, this will ensure the true black hue is applied. Use a dark lip liner to accentuate your cupids bow and to guarantee you stay within the lines, then apply your hydrating black lipstick using a lip brush and carefully blot with a tissue as you go.
Does black lipstick application take practise? Yes, it absolutely does! But with a careful hand, you’ll be showing off your dark side in no time!
When wearing black lipstick, you want to make your lips the total centre of attention! So, team your new dark and dramatic pout with a natural face of makeup such as medium coverage foundation, a slick of mascara and a touch of blusher.
If diving straight into the edgy, statement making shade is a little too out of the box for you, why not go in with a deeper blood red lipstick or berry tone to get you off the ground. The black lipstick trend isn’t going anywhere!