Amber Le Bon Shows You How to Make Dark Lipstick Totally Wearable

Amber Le Bon

Autumn is here, and with it comes my favourite colour palette of rusts, plums and burgundies. I usually stick to these shades in my sartorial choices, but I'm tempted to try a dark-lip look because, let's face it, we all love a bit of drama. I'm usually much more of an eye girl, brown and smoky being my thing, whilst keeping my lips nude, matte and out of the way. I find lip colour a bit daunting, especially when it's bright. I think it comes from having big lips and being scared that they’ll just take over my face!

Since the dark vampy lip is a big autumn/winter 2016 trend, it seems now is as good a time as any to brave it. I find that dark lips can be overlooked for their much more conventional sister, the classic red. But I'm warming to the idea of the dark lip as the ultimate chic, autumnal look. All that's left to decide is do you go matte or glossy? It's a debate that has been rumbling on for a while, and I wanted to see whether a glossy lip can work for me or whether I should stick to my much-loved matte texture. Keep scrolling to see which look I preferred, and let me know in the comments below which look you're tempted to try…

The Final Word

Wearing dark lips was fun! To begin with, I was very aware and slightly self-conscious that I was wearing a dark lipstick. As the day went on, however, I completely forgot. This was fine with the matte lip as the Dior lipstick had real staying power, but when it came to the glossy lips… not so much.

I quickly realised that it’s not friends with long, loose hair. The entire time I was wearing the glossy lip I had to keep checking it for smudges or hair flicks across my face. Note to self: Pair a glossy lip with slicked-back hair.

As much as I love the shine of the gloss, the velvet of the matte is super sultry. Sadly, glossy has not been able to tempt my heart away from its long-time lover, matte. Dark lipstick, however, has won me over and I'm predicting a lasting love affair. 

Which look to you love the most? Tell us in the comments!

Opening Image: Amber Le Bon

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