Let’s take a break from fashion and OOTDs this week and talk beauty. Although I love dark lips for fall, I find it hard to pull of super dark colours against my pale skin tone. Mostly because if I have dark lips, people probably think I’m gothic or something like that (it’s definitely not something I want to be associated with at work). Also since I have strong eye makeup everyday, it could be seen as TOO MUCH going on if you have BOTH strong eyes and lips.
Be cautioned that when using dark lipstick I would strongly advise using a lip brush instead of just the lipstick itself, because it will be less likely for you to make an error and have to erase EVERYTHING.
After lots of searching, I think this Inglot colour is the darkest and most wearable wine red colour I could use. Don’t fret, the product may look almost black in colour but when applied it is much lighter.
The lipstick formula isn’t as creamy as I would have hoped, so it did require a few more applications so my lips wouldn’t look patchy like a Dalmatian. A lip brush would definitely help with filling in the gaps without over-applying. From my experience, the worst thing about over-applying lipstick is it feels like you have a layer of paint stuck on your lips instead of it feeling sheer and natural. (GROSS!)
Below are some closeups of what it looks like indoors, in the sunlight and outdoors in the shade.
Scroll to the bottom for my score of this lipstick.
All in all this lipstick colour is an A for me but the texture is a B as it was kind of a let down with its sticky application and spottiness, but with a lip liner it could work and the stickiness subsides after time. Overall I’ll give it a B+ because I like this colour and would wear it out on the weekends or afterwork, but I don’t think I would repurchase it again because I wouldn’t really see myself using it too often. Only in the fall and only for night events, but if you’re looking for a dark wine colour this is the one for you and it’s not too much of an investment!
If you live in Toronto, there is a store close to the Eaton’s Centre.