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How-To: Wear Black Lip Gloss

A month or so back, I told you about the black lip trend this Fall and gave some options for lipsticks and glosses, should you care to venture onto the dark side. I spent the better part of yesterday deciding whether there were any circumstances under which I could wear black lip gloss (Halloween withstanding).

Especially for small lips, it helps to layer a pearly shade on top of a black lip gloss, which is not an easy feat as the result is usually a weird shade of greige, which is even more zombie looking than straight up black. But there's hope: At the Spring shows, Vivienne Westwood sent teal-black lips down the runway and models for Topshop Unique wore a purple ebony color, hinting that wearable black is in our future.

So for now, my secret concoction for a shimmery black cherry is as follows: Two layers of Benefit Benetint ($28) followed by one layer of Armour Beauty Femme Fatale Lip Gloss ($19) followed by a dollop of Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Touche Brilliance in Pure Diamond ($29). Except it's not a secret anymore, because I just told you.

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Karen-S Karen-S 8 years
Wow, I'd never even heard of black lip gloss. Sounds intriguing!
plasticine1 plasticine1 8 years
how to wear black lipgloss: don't!! :)
0037sammie 0037sammie 8 years
Will def. try this out!
aeschere aeschere 8 years
i LOVE this!
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 8 years
I have tried the black YSL gloss the other day and didn't find it attractive at all. It is a pure runway look and nothing more. If I want a deep red lipcolor I can just buy a lipstick in that very shade and top it off with a touch of gloss(NARS has some great shades)I draw a line at 3 products for my lips and in this case one will need a lip liner which would make it 4 all together, who has the time?
Sally-Says Sally-Says 8 years
I would love to be able to duplicate the look of Lancome's Piha black gloss layered over red lipstick. You can see a picture here: I'm pretty sure the Piha Black sold out -- does this look the same?
emalove emalove 8 years
It sounds horrible, but I'd love to see a picture of it too...prove me wrong!
xoclirpa xoclirpa 8 years
I'd love to see a picture of this.
donyell3808 donyell3808 8 years
Bella please post pics! We're all interested to see how it looks!!
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
Black lip gloss, eh? I'm kinda entrigued. I wonder how that would look on my caramel-colored complexion :?
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
Black lips is not something I am remotely interested in. I looove Benetint though!!!
milkradio milkradio 8 years
Black lip gloss? Really? That would never ever work on me. I'm way too pale.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This would never work for me.
bacon1 bacon1 8 years
I don't think this would ever work for me.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
yes, please show us a picture of the final result!
otaku otaku 8 years
i tried the dark lip thing many many years ago and it didn't work for me. i have full lips, so when they're too dark they seem to take over my whole face.
RobyTose RobyTose 8 years
OOh - sounds interesting! Do you have a pic of how this looks on? I'm fascinated by a really dark lip and can't imagine how it could be wearable.
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