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How To Wear Dark Matte Lipstick Like Charlize Theron

You Can Pull Off Raisin Lipstick Like Charlize Theron

At last night's screening of her new movie The Road, Charlize Theron exchanged her usual golden-girl makeup for a semimatte raisin lip that, with her waved hair, made her look like a silent film star. A shade like this can be hard to pull off, but not if you follow a few simple tips. To find out how anyone can wear a dark purple lip without looking washed out or harsh, just keep reading.

  • Keep your eye makeup minimal and neutral—grays are best, but taupe works, too. Charlize puts her shadow in the crease so that she gets the impact without making her eyes look heavy.
  • Keep your blush sheer and complementary. A light wash of flattering rose gold is your best bet.
  • Use a nude lip liner under your lipstick — it'll keep the color from bleeding, and also give the shade a little more depth.
  • Find a shade that complements your undertones — if you want some options, just click through the widget below.

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slikkback slikkback 7 years
she needs some gloss because her lips looks chapped
franceslopez franceslopez 7 years
I don't know that she's really pulling it off in the first place. I prefer that kind of lipstick shade on people with really dark hair, or it just looks like you ate a whole tube of lipstick. Also, her lips look weirdly dry.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Have to agree with everyone else, not a good look for her.
biarose biarose 7 years
yeah she didn't pull it off
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I think it's a stu-nning color, and I think she does look like a beautiful silent film star; I just don't think she looks AS beautiful as she really is...
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
yeah she did not pull it off at all.
miss-leanne miss-leanne 7 years
I agree, I don't think she pulled it off either. I think in order to wear this color, your skin tone needs to be a little bit darker. Thandie Newton is the perfect example of someone who could look gorgeous in this shade.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
I don't know if I agree that she pulled it off. Yes she doesn't looked washed out, but I think it ages her espeically in consideration to how good she looks with a pale shade. Anyway, make-up is meant to be fun so good on her for trying something different.
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