Get the look: Nate’s dramatic dark lips

Pair a deep lip colour with shimmering eyes for an updated take on this timeless trend.

This just in: deep, dark lip colours that deliver the drama are big for fall. With the weather cooling down, it’s the perfect time to experiment with your makeup and venture over to the dark side. From mixing creamy and matte textures to sticking to flattering cool tones, here’s how to nail Nate’s striking look.

Even out your skin
A dark lip really draws attention to the face, so choose a medium-to-full-coverage foundation to balance any redness in your skin and keep the focus on your lips. With a buildable formula and a velvety texture, Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation creates an even, smooth-looking complexion. Plus, it’s available in 45 shades, so you can be confident you’ll find the perfect match for your skin tone.

Brighten up your eyes
Bring light to your eyes with a swipe of rich, shimmering shadow in a cool, frosted silver shade to make the eyes pop and balance out the final look. The buttery texture of Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick makes it easy to blend, buff and diffuse the colour over the entire lid, without risk of creasing or fading for up to eight hours.

Get next-level lashes
An inky coat of mascara goes a long way to add dimension to your eyes. Apply Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing Mascara to the lashes, making sure that the brush sits close to the root to define the lash line before wiggling it outwards to achieve exceptional volume and length.

Prep your pout
If you want your dark lip to look as fabulous as possible, be sure to prime your lips with a hydrating base, like Soap & Glory™ Sexy Mother Pucker Fill Seeker Plumping & Rejuvenating Lip Serum. The plumping formula contains moisture-locking tremella mushroom and nourishing swiss ice wine extract to ensure your lips stay flake-free and soft while also extending the longevity of your lipstick.

Lock in your lipstick
When it comes to a vampy lip, colour payoff is key, so be sure to select a saturated shade that won’t budge, like Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in “Rock with You.” This deep plum hue complements all skin tones and the smudge-proof, non-feathering formula is remarkably comfortable to wear. For a precise application, use a lip brush to build colour from the centre of the lips out to the edges, then tidy up the outline with a cotton swab and a dot of concealer.

Create contrast with your mani
White nails look extra-striking when paired with dark lips. Opt for a creamy, high-shine polish, like Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in “Cotton Buds,” which offers up to ten days of gel-like wear and adds a sophisticated accent that won’t go unnoticed.

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