Don’t be left in the dark: ink a brooding, moody lip and take on the night (and day).

Subvert the colour wheel and take your red rich and your plum inky, and don’t be afraid to play with texture. From high-shine gloss to a soft satin veil, there is nothing like a little tactile fancy to elevate your dark lip. Or, mix things up and add a slick of metallic; it’s like an ultra-sexy oil spill for your pout.

Keep edges crisp and tight, or flout the rules (and your natural lip line) with a cheeky overdraw and diffused edge.

Either way, go forth with depth and darkness and cross to the dark side. Go on, everyone’s doing it.

Photographer: Steven Popovich
Makeup: Cat Smith
Hair: Rory Calasse
Stylist: Marianne Malafosse
Stylist Assistant: Ellie Eckton

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