BEAUTY BAR: The Bolder the Better

The winter months are a perfect for sweaters, oversize jackets, and comfy scarves. Winter is also the perfect season to pull out some of your darker lipsticks. From deep reds to black, a dark lipstick can put the finishing touch on an outfit.

This Fashionista is wearing a dark maroon lipstick. She keeps the rest of her makeup simple, focusing all the attention on the bold lip color. Her eyeliner is a basic, winged look, and her eyeshadow is minimal. Keeping the rest of her makeup simple helps to balance out the deep lip color.

She pairs this dark lip with a cozy, vintage look. Her outfit starts with basic black pants and a thrifted, oversize sweater. This Fashionista chose a sweater with stripes that include red, which helps to make her lipstick pop. She then layers on a lined denim jacket, adding extra warmth but also structure to her look. She continues the everyday casual look with a pair of olive green sneakers. Adding socks keeps her warm and adds more dimension to the outfit.

Using a darker lipstick can often seem daunting at first, but this Fashionista is the perfect example of how to pull it off. It’s important to keep the rest of your makeup simple and light, so all the focus is on the lip color and it does not look to overdone. Choosing a lipstick that pairs well or matches other colors in your clothing can also bring the look together as a whole. If you’re bold enough, you can even try a color as dark as black. A dark lip is the perfect solution to taking your outfit from casual to one that stands out.