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Bold & Beautiful: How to Rock A Black Lip


There’s nothing like a bold lip color to make you feel confident and sexy while standing out from the crowd. While your office mates are slicking on their fall reds and subtle oranges, some of us are turning our pretty pouts into statements that say go bold or go home!

A confident woman should feel comfortable rocking a black lip any time of year. Don’t wait for the cool seasons to roll around to pull out your darker hued lipsticks and glosses. If you’re looking to finally master that technique of how to apply your lipstick seamlessly, let’s take it back to the basics.

Here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to paint your pout black and embrace  your inner bad gal!


Step 1: Exfoliate & Moisturize

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You always want to exfoliate your lips first before applying any lip color. Gently massage the product into your lips to remove any dead skin cells to create a smooth surface for your lipstick. After about a minute, take a warm towel and gently remove the exfoliator. Tip: If you don’t feel like splurging on a lip exfoliator, you can do it yourself by whipping up a little olive oil mixed with sugar in the raw and wallah …. your own homemade lip exfoliator. After exfoliating, apply a lip balm for moisture.

Step 2: Line & Fill In

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I like to line my lips starting with the outer corner and working my way in. Continue to fill your lips completely in. This gives your lipstick a good base to cling to and ensures that you have even color. This is a great trick for you ladies who have one lip that may be darker than the other.


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