We've heard women say it a million times before, "I can't pull off the dark lipstick trend." But we're here to prove that, yes, you really can. We sat down with celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, who translated the vampy lips we admire in editorials for the average woman. No matter the size of your lips or the color of your complexion, you can easily work this dark lipstick look for beginners without ending up too goth or grunge. Just click through for the step-by-step tutorial.
Photos by Michael Bowles