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Dark Lips on Real Girls

Off the runways and the red carpet, the dark lip has made an impact as the current hot makeup look. To pull off this trend, Jessie Powers, Make Up For Ever National Educator, says to consider your skin tone.

If you have fair skin, Powers recommends a gloss. “The transparent nature of a gloss will let a little of your natural lip color come through and soften the overall contrast between lip color and skin.” She suggests CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Peony, $6.49.

For medium skin tones, stick with a burgundy shade, like Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Lipstick SPF 15 in Red Taboo, $34, or Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Vintage Wine, $14.50.

If you have dark skin, go for a really deep shade, like Nars Lipstick in Viridiana, $24. “Deep skin tones can get away with pushing the envelope with vampy dark lipsticks, so be daring and choose a color that looks almost too dark to wear,” says Powers.