BEAUTY BAR: Black Is Chic

While searching for your Halloween costume last month you probably saw the “beauty” section which consisted of some clown face paint, outrageously long glitter eyelashes and a haunting black lipstick. While some may think the latter is reserved for one night a year, this Fashionista is using her lipstick to accessorize her look and attitude any day of which she likes.

Black lipstick has been around for decades, but it has always been identified with a certain look. During the ’90s, it was grunge and in the 2000s, it was gothic. Now with the emergence of makeup artists on Instagram and Youtube, beauty trends that were once extreme are becoming part of daily beauty routines. Wearing black lipstick does take a certain amount of confidence. Accompanying it with a great outfit always helps. Since black goes with everything, you can wear any style clothing with this lipstick color. This Fashionista made her dark lipstick even more bold by putting a very monochromatic look together. Her accessories even matched the look!

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To recreate this look without breaking the bank, try this Kiko lipstick in Black 523. If and when you end up loving the look upgrade to an on-trend liquid lipstick. Anastasia Beverly Hills has a black liquid lipstick that is as dark in the tube as it is when being applied. If a black lipstick is too out there for you, start your venture into the dark side by upgrading your classic red lipstick with an ombré effect. Begin by lining your lips with a black lip pencil and smudging inward, then apply your favorite red and finish by blending the edges. This is the perfect way to step up your lipstick game heading into the winter.