How to wear: dark lipstick

Dark, purple berry and burgundy lipstick shades are very “in” at the moment, with celebs like Lorde and the Kardashian sisters rocking a red wine-colored pout. Recently, Kate Hudson turned heads at the NYC Wish I Was Here premier, vamping up her usually bohemian look with a sexy Michael Kors number, complete with a dark lip!

To get Kate’s look, keep the rest of your makeup minimal. All you need is a coat of foundation and a lick of mascara. Also, keep your hair simple and off your face, drawing all the attention to your perfect pout. You might also want to stick to neutral-colorer clothing – you don’t want shades that clash with your lip color.

Before applying any lipstick, you should exfoliate your lips to remove excess skin that might cause your lipstick to clump or crack.

Dark lipstick can be a bit messy, and to help stay within the lines, you must line the edges of your lips with a matching lip pencil. Some makeup artists recommend filling in the lip with pencil as well to give you rich, longer lasting color.

Apply your lipstick – keeping within the lines – and blot when you’re finished.

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