Tips To Wearing Dark Lipsticks Without Looking OTT | POPxo

Rock The Dark Lip Trend Without Looking OTT With These Easy Tips!

Sharon Alphonso

Beauty Writer

Do you want to learn how to rock the dark lip like a pro? We got your back. The tips we have listed are super easy to grasp and are quite doable at the same time, making you a master of the trend in no time! So ladies, what are you waiting for? Here are 7 tips to wearing dark lipsticks without looking OTT. (Pucker up and let’s get ready to rock and roll!)




1. Prep Up Your Lips


Prepping your lips before applying lipstick will ensure that your pout gets a smoother and neater finish. Once a week, gently exfoliate your lips using a toothbrush. Practicing this method will help remove flakes, leaving you with a smoother base.


POPxo Recommends: Oral-B Ultrathin Sensitive Toothbrush (Rs 55)


2. Moisturise And Repeat


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One way to make sure that your lips don’t shrivel up under your bold colour lipstick is to moisturise your pout daily. Apply a balm with a thick consistency so that your lips stay moist, nourished and soft all through the day.


POPxo Recommends: Nivea Essential Lip Care Balm (Rs 40)




3. Befriend The Lip Liner


If you were wearing a nude shade of lipstick, it wouldn’t be necessary to use a lip liner. That way, even if the shade bleeds it won’t be very noticeable. However, it’s the opposite with bold lipsticks shades. If you mess up, it shows on your face! To avoid this, use a lip liner that’s shade is closest to the colour of your lipstick. For those of you who like to experiment, feel free to use a liner that’s few shades lighter or darker to the current hue of your lipstick. This will make your lips stand out and give it a beautiful, ombré touch.


POPxo Recommends: Lakme 9 To 5 Lip Liner (Rs 300)


4. Time To Fill In The Lips


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Plan to party the night away? Awesome! Just make sure to apply a fine layer of lip liner first. Lip liners are usually more long-lasting than lipsticks. Even if worst comes to worst, your lipstick would fade away or turn into a patchy business.


POPxo Recommends: MUA Luxe Precision Longwear Lip Liner - Punch + Lipstick - Shade 16 Nector (Rs 1,017)




5. When In Doubt, Use Your Finger!


Don’t we all dread the thought of spotting lipstick stains on the teeth? To avoid such an embarrassing situation, we’re going to share with you a tiny hack. After applying your lipstick, gently put the index finger in your mouth and gently close your lips around it. After a few seconds, pull it out. Notice that ring of lipstick around your finger? Well, that could be on your teeth, you know!


POPxo Recommends: Maybelline New York Superstay 24 Color 2 Step Lipstick (Rs 480)


6. Have You Used Blotting Paper Before?


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After applying your first coat of lipstick, press your lips into a thin sheet of blotting paper. This method works perfectly well when trying press and seal the colour into your lips. Once you’ve done this, apply another layer of lipstick. This will ensure that the colour stays on for as long as possible.


POPxo Recommends: NYX Matte Blotting Paper (Rs 828)




7. Confidence Is Sexy, Girl!


One of the most important tips of them all is to be confident. If you can pull off the bright, bold lippie shade like red with grace and charisma, no one will be able to steal your thunder. Am I right or am I right?


POPxo Recommends: M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo (Rs 1,650)


Images: Shutterstock

Published on Oct 30, 2017
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