It’s Fall, and like clockwork, deep, dark vampy lips are all the rage. Although predictable, the beauty world does keep improving the subtleties and sexiness of the dark colours it brings out with each round of Autumn. Goths must be so happy.
Bottega Veneta F/W 2012
Gucci F/W 2012
And while makeup trends come and go, you don’t have to go out and buy expensive lipsticks. You can use lipsticks you already own and add a bit of black (gel eyeliner, lipstick or lipgloss) to deepen and saturate any shade you own.
Colour saturation has to due with the potency of a colour, how strongly it appears to our eyes. Colours that appear kind of washed-out or pastel-like have more white in them; while colours that are a bit stronger or more broody have more black in them. Bottom ine: black makes colours deeper and stronger. Here are some examples of my own lipsticks transformed by adding a touch of black:
MAC So Chaud + black
MAC Ruby Woo + black
Illamasqua Honour lip liner + Mac Chromaline in Rich Purple + black
Illamasqua Intense Gloss in Fierce + black
Illamasqua Intense Gloss in Belladonna + black
Illamasqua Belladonna + OCC Lip Tar in Harlot + black
Look through your stash and see what you can experiment with. You might come up with something hot. I’m certainly gong to be rocking the Mac Chromaline and black lipstick option quite a lot