Pretty Vamped: dark lipstick for thin lips


The internet`s advice for people with thin lips is always along the same lines of “don`t wear this because it makes your lips look smaller” blah blah blah insert advice of shimmer tones for fuller lips here.

Yes, I suppose people with thin lips tend to look not as youthful as people with fuller lips, and yes it is more difficult for others to apply lipstick on us, BUT we can to use our product for longer. Less surface area to cover! Some places in Asia embrace the idea of thin lips and society accepts it as beautiful just like full lips are other places.

Truth be told, I am tired of hearing everyone wants fuller lips… why not just embrace yourself and what you have and make it work. Regardless of what others may suggest to me, this is how I choose to behave and I never turn a blind eye away from a lip colour just because my lips are small.

A beautiful colour that is on trend these past couple of autumn/winter seasons are a dark berry, purple-black lip. Thankfully, it is falling over into spring/summer. Rejoice! How to apply a darker lip? Invest in a lip liner and fill in your lips followed by a topcoat, your lipstick. BUT, if you don’t have a lip liner, don’t fret! Line your lips with the pointy part of your lipstick to act as a guideline for your lipstick when applying.

My favorite dark lip colour right now is “smoked purple” by MAC. It is a one of their matte lipsticks. Have you ever tried a matte lipstick? They can be a little difficult to apply but worth it in the long run. They are long lasting and personally, I prefer my darker colours in a matte. Why? I find they bleed less onto my skin. Just be careful when applying a matte lipstick because it can be hard to fix a mistake. Another tip, when applying is stretch your mouth open so all the creases and wrinkles in your lips will be filled by the product. Matte lipsticks can become a little flaky after a while so use a clean toothbrush to gently remove any excess flakes that appear.

If you`re going to venture over into the realm of vampy, dark, and daring remember, keep it neutral on the rest of the face. It is a great way to start. The more daring and comfortable you feel, the more you can up your game or play with other makeup looks on the eyes. Confidence is key so, you better werk b*tch!


Ta-ta for now,