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BLACK CHERRY LIPS

Berry shades to wear now

Dark cherry lipstick may sound intimidating but the trick to nailing this seductive trend for Autumn/Winter 2016 is to play with the intensity until it’s right for you. Opt for a sheer wash of gloss that leaves lips deliciously wine-stained or go for an intense swipe of dark plum lipstick as seen on the catwalks of Mary Katrantzou, Dior and Louis Vuitton. Read on for a masterclass on how to wear dark lipstick.

Black Cherry Lips

START SHEER

Sheer

Sheer is the most subtle way to experiment this dramatic trend. A soft wash of dark cherry gloss lets your natural lip tone peek through. If you want to up the depth of the colour, use a lip pencil on your lips first.

"The more DRAMATIC the shade, the more NEUTRAL the rest of your makeup should be"

SHOP LIPSTICKS

FULL COLOUR

Dive into the trend head first by wearing a satin-matte lipstick with a hint of red or pink; purplish-black can look too ‘Goth’. Think plums, cherries, and berries — just a little on the molasses side.

"For a more SUBTLE look, apply the colour in the middle of the lips and BLEND outwards so it fades a little"

SHOP LIPSTICKS

Full Colour

MATTE OR GLOSS?

Matte or Gloss

Matte lipsticks look really dramatic and have great staying power but make sure your lips are well prepped. This is no time for flakiness. Give them a scrub and a swipe of Vaseline or lip cream prior to colour application.

"Go for a matte shade if you want a super on-trend 90s vibe. Go for a glossy finish to make it look a bit seventies"

SHOP LIPSTICKS

DOUBLE UP ON YOUR CHEEKS

A dose of soft red or deep pink blush will keep you from looking like you’re starring in Kabuki theatre. Liven up your cheeks with a blush that is reddish or pink, as peaches and corals will clash with your lips.

"Balance out dramatic lips with a wash of pretty pinkish colour on your cheeks"

SHOP BLUSHER

Blusher

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