5 Ways On How To Carry Off The Black Lipstick Look

How to carry the black lipstick look without looking Goth

By Diana Nadim
5 Ways On How To Carry Off The Black Lipstick Look

Tips On How To Wear The Black Lipstick Without Looking Goth

Black lipsticks are badass! They are bold and go well with every skin tone which makes them one of the easiest lipstick shades to wear. The big question, however, is - how do you wear black lipstick without looking goth? In order for you to rock black lipstick, there are some things that you have to take into consideration.

You have to ensure that you don’t wear any other makeup that is equally bold and this is because wearing bold makeup takes the attention off your lips and they should be your main attraction. This means that you should wear light make up on the other parts of your face. Before applying the lipstick ensure that you have removed flakes from your lips and you can do this by using either a toothbrush or a lip scrub. This simple but important procedure helps to get rid of the dead skin thus, making your lips smooth. Also when applying the lipstick, avoid using its wand if you are not experienced as it can easily mess up the look. If you are a beginner, you should use something that’s easier to handle such as a small angled brush as it will give you what you need to pull off this daring look – precision!

The following are some of the tips on how to wear black lipstick without looking goth: 

1. Use a lip liner

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After wearing your black lipstick, ensure that you also use a lip liner of the same shade as your lipstick. The reason why this is important is that the lip liner prevents your lipstick from spreading on your face – a bleeding lipstick look is the last thing you would want as its obnoxious. When drawing the lines ensure they are precise and this means that you have to use sharp pencils as it will enable you to easily and precisely trace the lines of your lips giving you a more polished look.

2. Use a dark shade of mascara

Even though you should avoid wearing too much makeup when rocking black lipstick, wearing mascara is a must have as it helps to complement your look. For better results use eyeliner and a dark shade of mascara but by all means, avoid wearing smoky eyes or even eye shadow. Mascara will give you longer, healthy, and shiny lashes giving you an exquisite look. Eyeliner is also very essential as it helps to even out your daring look. People with smaller eyes can also use eyeliner to make them look big and beautiful. 

3. Choose the right shade

This is very important as there are very many shades of black and some of them include smoky black, rich black, burgundy, among many others. The demerit of this is that you will most likely be overwhelmed when choosing the right shade of black for you because of the options out there. If you find yourself in such a position, do not hesitate to seek the help of a professional who will guide you through the whole process. Since black works for all skin tones, other things that you can consider when choosing the shade to wear include your outfit and occasion.

4. Avoid going pale

Going pale when wearing black lipstick will without a doubt give you that look you are trying to avoid – the Goth look! If you can avoid having the vampire look by using light makeup; rosy or even bronze makeup will get the job done as it will add warmth to your features.

5. Remember to match your lipstick with your outfit

Finding the right outfit for your black lipstick is one of the most challenging parts as it’s the one that will define your whole look. You can also seek the services of a professional stylist if you are not sure about the outfit that can go well with black lipstick. One thing to keep in mind is your outfit will largely depend on the occasion but the color of the outfit you choose to wear should complement your lipstick shade. For the best results, you should try wearing outfits that are in shades of either plum, black, dark green, or navy.

Here is an extra tip for you to consider when rocking dark lipstick; you should remember to set your lipstick after wearing it. Setting the lipstick helps to ensure that your lipstick stays on your lips all day long without wearing off and you do this by using either a setting powder or spray. After that, you can finish up by simply adding a thin coat of gloss on your lips to keep them moisturized and shiny.

Makeup Looks: Eye Makeup To Complement Black Lipsticks

Having perfect eye makeup should be the goal of every woman as it makes you look drop-dead gorgeous! Good eye makeup will have heads turning your way everywhere you go as your eyes are one of most exemplifying feature for women. The following are some of the makeup looks for the eyes that complement black lipstick:

1. Spider lashes

Spider lashes are one of the hottest looks you can have in 2019 and it goes perfectly with black lips. You can decide to use mascara to transform your natural lashes into spider lashes or you can simply buy some spider faux lashes and wear them; whichever choice you choose the results will be breathtaking. Faux lashes are delicate so you have to be extra careful if you decide to use them and if you can it’s advisable for you to go to a professional to ensure that you wear them perfectly.

If you decide to use mascara, it’s good for you to start by ensuring that your eyes are clean. The next step involves curling lashes using an eyelash curler. This step is important as it gives your lashes an elegant effect. After curling brush your lashes it’s possible for some lashes to get tangled which is why the next step involves brushing them using an eyelash brush. When that is done all you have to do is to apply any of the spider lash mascara available to you and you are good to go.

2. Winged eyes

Winged eyes are simply gorgeous if done perfectly and they also compliment black lipstick. The first step when creating this piece of art is to avoid doing things in a hurry as this makeup requires you to be very keen on details. There are two things you can do to achieve even and neat wings; you can either start by applying a thin layer of your eyeliner in a dotted manner so as to create a rough road map which you will use to complete your look. This process helps to ensure that the edges are even and neat.

After you have completed marking the outline of wings you can now connect all the dots using thicker eyeliner. Alternatively, you can use transparent tapes to create an outline for your wings. This is a much easier method and it guarantees even and perfect wings. You can sometimes find it hard using gel eyeliners especially if you are a beginner; do not lose hope as you can also use an eyeliner pen which is easy to handle and still get the same results.

3. Glossy eyelids

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This is another eye makeup look that goes amazingly well with black lipstick. There are several ways of getting glossy eyelids and one of the easiest and readily available to everyone is using Vaseline’s Original Pure Skin Jelly. All you need is to get just a small amount of eye shadow and mix it with Vaseline to create a thick crystalline paste which you will apply to your eyelids lightly. Avoid using too much paste as it will take the attention from your lips which are the main feature. You can also use your lip gloss as long as it’s a clear one to avoid messing up your black lipstick look.

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Achieving the black lipstick look without looking like goth is not hard. With the tips from above, try out creating some looks that you are comfortable with. Enjoy the process and wear you truly want on the street!