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The Darkest Lip I'll Wear


I'll be the first to admit that I'm a complete chicken when it comes to a bold lip. I rarely venture past my absurd collection of my lips but better lipsticks. When I do there's only so far I'll go into the dark lip world before I stop. Slowly but surely I'll toe my way into the true dark lip world, but until then these lip products are as far as I will go.

Starting with the lightest of the group Be a Bombshell's Lip Crayon in "Shameless" ($) is a nice rosy pink with gold glitter running tastefully throughout. There are hints of plum in it which is why I decided it was worth including although it seems a bit on the lighter side of things. It can be built up quite a lot. It applies more a like a balm and is easy to wear without worrying about it throughout the day.

Two lipsticks that are very similar in color are the  Kiko Smart Lipstick in "Rosa Palissandro" (€3,90) and the Deborah Milano Il Rossetto in "800". Both are still quite pink, with a mauve undertone that can be built up for a darker lip if wanted. I prefer the Kiko offering over the Deborah Milano one for moisture and longevity, but they're both eerily similar so if you can't find one over the other you're safe with either.

Moving a little darker is the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in "Sultry" ($5.69). My most worn out of the edit, this balm is the perfect dark lip for me. It still has the purple/mauve undertones I know and love, but with a bit more red thrown in to really get it to stand out on my lips. It's hydrating for being a matte product, but lasts ages on the lips. It doesn't slip around once applied, but the first application needs a closer eye to make sure everything is in its proper place.

Definitely more on the purple side of dark lips is the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in "Rapture" ($22). I find myself applying this very lightly as it can get a little too purple for my taste. A light patting on the lips and it's the perfect wash of dark plum color. The Revolution lipstick formula is amazing. Thick but still hydrating and lasts ages. 

Finally the Stila Long Wear Lip Color in "Daring" ($10) is something else. It's dark. Like, if I'm feeling adventurous and sexy dark. I'm sure others would just call it a dark plum, but to me it's a dark ninja lip color. It's moisturizing and the packaging makes it easy to apply, but it's the farthest point I'll potentially go on the dark lip spectrum. Maybe I'll get more "daring" (bahahaha) and give it more options to shine this autumn. No time like the present right?

What are your favorite dark lip colors?

xoxo Kayla

5 comments

  1. I go for ultra dark burgundy sometimes. I don't know where this came from considering I used to be scared of any colour, let alone darks. I definitely think you have it in you!

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  2. I used to be scared of bolder lips but I just built it up a little bit every time I bought a new lipstick and now I live my life in Mac Rebel!! It's worth taking a risk sometimes, it might suit you!

    Sammy xo.

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  3. Ive heard good things about Revlon's Matte Balm in "sultry" the shade looks really nice for A/W. I haven't tried any of the Urban Decay lipsticks but "Rapture" looks like another really great shade. I know that fear of wearing bright lipstick - I never used to reach for anything but a 'my lips but better' pink. But the more I've experimented the more I've learnt that as long as the formula is really good then you can get away with bright colours! I recently wore a full on fuchsia lipstick out of the house, something I'd never have done two years ago! x

    Angelica // One Little Vice

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  4. I love these kinda shades too! These all look gorgeous!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  5. I love dark lipsticks! There's hardly a colour I won't wear - MAC Rebel, Diva and Heroine are some of my favourites! :)

    TanjaWhatsername

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