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You know we love dark lips. Like, a lot (sorry, New York Times). But, we understand that ladies who don't try on lipstick for a living may be less inclined to swipe on deep blackberry lipstick on any given Tuesday. We don't blame them — dark colors can be difficult to pull off, especially if you're very fair, as the lighter-skinned among us tend to be in the middle of a polar vortex.
Which is why I had an epiphany recently when I tried the lovely Brown Berry shade from Bobbi Brown's Runway Beauty Secrets set. In the tube, the color is just a tad deeper than a neutral, but upon application, it gives an edgy, stained look that's slightly darker than my natural lip color. A lightbulb went off, and suddenly, I became obsessed with finding lip colors that allow me to get the suggestion of a wine stain without totally washing out my winter-pale visage. (Clinique Black Honey, get back in my makeup case!)
If you're as intrigued by this your-lips-but-more-badass look as I am, click through the slideshow to find versions of this lip look at every price point. (Welcome back, Wet n Wild!) Your next all-purpose lippy is right this way!
Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
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For whatever reason, we feel the need to justify our designer purchases with phrases like, "It only cost me [fill in the blank]," or "But, there was an amazing sale." Or, our favorite, the "I just had to have it" spiel. Though, oftentimes this is more for our own peace of mind than for those we're giving excuses to.
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