Check out my Guest Blog post this week for InWithSkin.com on the Spring Makeup Trend: Goth Lips
No its not Halloween yet, but the spring lip trend would sure believe you to think so. Goth inspired lips have been popping up all over the runways lately and a lot of celebrities have been rockin’ the look too. The look consists of lots of super dark purples and reds, with a little or maybe eve a big hint of black.
The Goth Lip trend is incredibly bold but can be a lot of fun. So how do you pull of such a dark look? First, try out a lot of different shades to find the one that goes best with your skin tone. You don’t have to have pale skin to pull off this look. A rich dark colored wine or brighter purple looks amazing on medium and olive tone while a darker plum or pinky-red shade flatters skin on the light side.
When going for a rich, dark lip, be sure to keep the rest of your face neutral. Use a light brown or cream shadow around the eyes, soften up the eyeliner and mascara, and go easy on the blush. The lip should be the main focus, and the only super dramatic thing going on. You can also mix in two spring trends by doing an ombre lip, keeping the lighter color on the center of your lips, and moving to the darker shade on the outer part of the lips.
Precision is important with this look, so be sure to use a brush or pencil around the edges of your mouth to keep the look fabulous and not messy. Just make sure the pencil matches your lipstick so you don’t have the black-real goth lip liner look going on!
This look can be a lot of fun to play with, so have fun and but be sure to keep your outfit and jewelry light, playful and flirty, so you don’t get accidentally mistaken for being in a grunge/goth band!