The Best Wine-Coloured Lipsticks For Every Skin Tone
Just like we enjoy the weekend with our Cabernet Sauvignon with ice when the flowers begin to bloom and temperatures rice, a wine-coloured lipstick is always the perfect pairing for spring and summer. A red lip always makes a statement, but if you're looking for something a bit more daring with amped up attitude, go darker. Lipsticks in hues that pay homage to full-bodied Bordeaux and spicy Syrahs promise a beautiful finish when it comes to a dramatic beauty look. Yet as much as we love a deep pout in the same shade as our perfect pour, wine-coloured lipstick can be intimidating to select and apply.
We tapped celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose to assist us in the endeavour and take a turn as lipstick sommelier. Here he spills his best tips for determining just which shade of wine-coloured lipstick to pair with every skin tone, as well as everything you need to know for a flawless application.
For starters, Barose says that rocking a wine-coloured lipstick is "all about the attitude." Because it's so dark, it's tougher, edgier, and harder than its basic red alternative. As Barose puts it, it's "not what you pick when you want to be pretty." While committing to a wine-coloured pout can be intimidating, Barose notes that the upside is that as far as the colour goes, it reads much like a neutral and works with a lot of different skin tones.
Keep reading to discover the perfect pairing for every skin tone and take note of all of Nick Barose's tips.
Barose notes that many fair-skinned women are intimidated when it comes to going bold with a dark lip, worrying the contrast will be too severe. Instead, fairer women should embrace the dark lip. "Something that's more of a plummy wine looks great," he suggests, advising that one must be careful it doesn't turn into a dark red. On the other hand, don't go too dark as you don't want the colour to read like a black or brown.
For medium skin tones you want to stick to a burgundy. This will provide that robust wine colour with a little bit of a brown to it and the warmth complements the skin.
Sometimes a dark plum can disappear into dark skin, so Barose suggests a lipstick that looks almost black but has a plum undertone. If you can't find one that's dark enough, Barose says you can use a chocolate brown lipstick or even an eyeliner pencil as a base coat to fill in the whole lip. The biggest thing to avoid is going too light. "A lot of the plum lipstick options can end up looking more like a berry when applied as opposed to something darker with more attitude," notes Barose. On darker skin, the more matte the better.
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