Summer Beauty Update: The Dark Side
Mimi ON Jul 17, 2012 AT 12:53 pm
This summer, when it comes to make up, forget the go-to pops of fuchsia pink and day-glo brights and opt instead for a sultry, smouldering look.
Taking their cue from the Ashish and Donna Karan catwalks where vampy, gothic black cherry and hazy plum lips signalled a move away from the perennial summer brights, chanteuse Lana del Ray and actresses Kate Bosworth and Camilla Belle amongst others, have been seen sporting a sophisticated and dark lip look. It shouldn’t work. Particularly in the height of summer. But it does.
Glossy locks, barely-there eyes, glowing sunkissed skin and a dramatic pout are the order of the day. Recreate with a slick of Revlon’s Black Cherry or for a slightly lighter-tinged hue Nars Lipstick in Volga. For a super luxe alternative, load a high shine gloss – Bourjois’ 3D Effet Clear Gloss is the perfect non-sticky, long-lasting option – over Tom Ford’s Bruised Plum, or for the even-more-daring Black Orchid for the most luxuriously lacquered dark lip. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your minimal nude, blush and purist, white summer wardrobe.