February 07, 2023 2 min read

You might have missed the memo but Black Lipstick has hit the mainstream in 2023. As gothic makeup experts, we are used to rockin' a black lip, but can understand why many might hesitate when it comes to turning to the darkest side.

After all, black lipstick is a bold and daring makeup choice that can make a statement like no other lipstick colour can. Wearing black lipstick can be intimidating, but it can also be a lot of fun if you know how to wear it properly. In this blog, we explore how to wear black lipstick and how to make it work for you.

The finish is key.

Gone are the days of greasy gothic black lipstick from the Halloween section at pound land. Now black lipstick formulations are sophisticated an all day wearable. Our air matte liquid lipstick in the shade Demise, is a lightweight velvet matte finish that is smooth on the lips. It also won't let you down when eating and drinking either 

It's in the preparation.

Once you have found the right shade of black lipstick for your skin tone, it's important to prepare your lips for the lipstick. This means exfoliating your lips to remove any dead skin cells, and moisturizing your lips to keep them hydrated. You could also consider using a lip liner in a matching shade to help prevent your lipstick from bleeding and to help define your lips.

Application matters.

When it comes to the actual application of black lipstick, it's important to take your time and be precise. You may want to use a lip brush to help you apply the lipstick evenly and precisely. Start at the center of your lips and work your way outwards, blending the lipstick as you go. 

Try one bold feature at a time.

We don't think makeup has rules. But when trying out something you feel is dramatic. Keep the rest of your makeup simple.When you're wearing a bold and daring lipstick coluor like black, try and keep the rest of your makeup neutral and understated until you get used to it. This means using a light, neutral eyeshadow, subtle eyeliner, and minimal blush.

Wear with confidence.

Another key to wearing black lipstick successfully is to be confident. Black lipstick is a bold and daring color, and it requires confidence to wear it well. You should be comfortable in your own skin and confident in your choices if you want to wear black lipstick successfully.

Tailor to your personal style.

There are many different ways to wear black lipstick, and the best way for you will depend on your personal style and preferences. For a more understated look, you may want to pair black lipstick with a light, neutral eyeshadow and minimal blush. For a more bold and dramatic look, you may want to pair black lipstick with a smoky eye and bold, dramatic blush.

We hope this has helped you seize the confidence to embrace black lipstick? Would you wear it? Do you wear it regularly? Sound off in the comment section below! 

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