January 14th, 2015 at 2:00am

Now that the dark winter months are upon, I think we can bring out our inner dark sides as well. Winter brings deep shades of color and desperation to stay warm. While staying bundled up against the lashing snow and high winds, we often worry about our makeup getting ruined. This Fashionista proved that a dark lip stain is the perfect way to add some color to your face while tying in the dark shades of your outfit.

With a lip stain, the worry about the color ending up smudged around your face or gone within minutes vanishes. Here are a few winter shades that would go perfectly with any dark, earth toned outfit. Berry shades are my go-to, but I also think that brown tones can be flattering against bronzer skin.

I love how this Fashionista included a pop of color with a knit scarf. The cream color gives the all-black look contrast while also helping make her bold lip stand out. The brown band around her hat also helps to tie in the somber shades. When wearing all-black, it’s important to define different areas. Even though almost everything that is being worn in this outfit is black, we can clearly see how the shine of the faux leather jacket interrupts the flow of the dark jean material.

Do not be afraid to be bold. Winter is here and the dark colors will stand out against the white background.

How To: Afraid to try a dark lip with a dark outfit? Start by having at least one other color included in your ensemble. This could be achieved through a scarf, pair of shoes or an undershirt. Once you have a little color-blocking, pick the lip color that suits you best!