Black lipstick is a winter must-have, yet it is can be one of the trickiest trends to wear. A favourite with famous faces such as Gwen Stefani and Marina Diamandis and featured on the catwalk at a number of Autumn/Winter fashion shows, black lipstick is no longer synonymous with the gothic look. With this in mind, here are a just a few ways in which you can look to 'paint it black' when it comes to your lips.
Black lipstick might seem like a daunting or dramatic prospect, but it can be ideal for highlighting other features. Black lipstick can be used to do everything from sculpting your features to bringing out the sparkle in jewellery from sites like 77diamonds.com. Whether you decide to wear a gloss finish, like those spotted on the catwalk for YSL in recent years, or go for more of a matte result, black lipstick will always help you to stand out from the crowd. If you wouldn't think twice about highlighting your eyes with black eyeliner, then it makes sense that the same theory might be applied to your lips.
Darker hues will often require lips to be in great condition, and this is never more true than when working a black lipstick. Runway models wearing this bold shade for just a few minutes will still begin with a sheer balm base. Avoid the urge to cover skin in a bronze or blusher - black lipstick will make your face appear naturally luminous, and it is much better to work with, rather than against, this. Dark eyes will help to balance this look, but don't overdo it, or you may look like you're on your way to a Halloween party. Keep it subtle and black lipstick will prove the perfect accompaniment to the darker shades of olive and maroon which you are sure to find yourself wearing over the winter season.