All About the Dark Lip

All about the Dark Lip

Get ready for the dark lip trend with a perfect smile 

dark-lips for autumn winter 2016

There are a handful of trends that you can guarantee will make a comeback year after year. Velvet, satin and a dark lip are always major hits for Autumn/Winter and this year is no exception!

We’ve been wrapping ourselves up in luxurious velvet jackets and co-ords from Zara, complete with a gorgeous statement dark lip! It’s time to ditch the nudes and channel your inner grunge chick. If Kendall Jenner can rock it, we can…right? Well, we can give it our best shot!


Team your dark statement lip with a smoky eye for a killer evening time look! You don’t have to just stick to night time to rock this trend though. Combine your dark lip with a more natural barely-there makeup look, just hold back on the eyeliner if you want it to be daytime appropriate…

Our favourite dark lipsticks include the rich purple ‘Glastonberry‘ shade from Charlotte Tilbury. Perfect for beginners, this offers purple tones and isn’t *too* dramatic, and you won’t feel like you’re getting dressed up for Halloween.

dark lips for autumn winter 2016

If you want to fully invest in the dark lip, then why not try Urban Decay’s black ‘perversion‘ lippy? Warning: not for the faint hearted. Some serious lipstick applying skills are necessary for this bad boy!


Finish off your look with a set of pearly whites! We love using Blanx advanced whitening treatment for a picture perfect smile. Plus it’s only £7.49 – much cheaper than investing in teeth whitening plus it’s super quick and easy to use.

Blanx toothpaste

Will you be rocking the dark lip trend this winter? Or will you be keeping this look strictly limited to the 31st October? Let us know in the comments below! 


Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.