How To Wear Dark Lipstick If You're Not Yet Sanay

Here's a newbie makeup guide for you!
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We're aware that it's tricky to pull off dark lipstick. A strong lip may seem overwhelming or OTT, particularly when you're so used to MLBBs. So, we're here to change your mind about it. Trust us that a deep hue will flatter your skin tone, especially if you're on the morena side. Plus, a swipe of dark lipstick can uplift your mood—you'll feel more matapang to face deadlines!

Below, we teach you how all the things you need to learn if you to wear dark lipstick:

  1. Pick a shade that flatters your undertones.

    Most Pinays are born with golden or warm undertones so dark lipsticks with a toasted hue will automatically be bagay. Look for lipsticks with the words "brown," "cinnamon," "toasted," or "wine"—you'll never go wrong with these shades. If you're not sure what your undertone is, take this pop quiz.

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  2. Prep with a lip scrub and lip balm.

    Putting on dark lipstick on chapped lips is a big no-no. This is not cute, and your lippie won't last, too. Slough away the flaky skin with a lip scrub and then moisturize with a lip balm.

    COURTESY OF: ELLANA COSMETICS

     

    Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Strawberry Vanilla Lip Scrub, P300, Lazada

    COURTESY OF: VASELINE

    Vaseline Rosy Lip Stick Balm, P86, Lazada

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  3. Outline with a lip liner.

    To help you apply dark lipstick without being lagpas, outline your lips with a lip liner in a natural hue or one that is close to your dark lipstick shade. This step will also prevent your bold lip from bleeding throughout the day.

    COURTESY OF: EVER BILENA

    Ever Bilena Matte Lip Liner in Siennas, P120, Lazada

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  4. Apply with caution.

    Dark lipstick calls for steady hands during application. We recommend that you use a lip brush for precision, but if that isn't an option, you can carefully swipe the bullet directly on your lips. Start at the center of your lips going outwards, and erase the mistakes with a cotton bud dipped in makeup remover.

    COURTESY OF: BLYTHE COSMETICS

    Blythe Majestic Matte Lipstick in Vixen, P165, Lazada

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  5. Blot, reapply, and repeat.

    For dark lipstick (or any other shade) to last, blot the first layer of lippie with a tissue and reapply. Repeat this step until you get the desired amount of pigment. To prevent having lipstick on your teeth, suck your forefinger to remove excess product. As awkward as this step might seem, it works.

    COURTESY OF: IN2IT

    IN2IT Satin Matte Liquid Lip in Burgundy, P359.75, Lazada

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  6. Add warmth to your face.

    The dark lipstick creates a sharp contrast against a bare complexion. It's important to wear bronzer or blush to avoid looking dead. Filling in your brows and curling your lashes will complete the look.

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    Sunnies Face Fluffmatte in Brunette, P345, Lazada

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