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When the temperature falls, beauty aficionados tend to switch light and bright lip shades with dark and deep lipsticks. Romantic berry lips are every winter’s go-to trend but with darker and goth-esque hues sported by the who’s who of the fashion world, we think it’s perfectly alright to go rogue on dark lips. Now, before you back off thinking that such a dramatic style can be intimidating, here’s a low-down on best shades and how to rule the darker beauty territory with panache.


Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick – Midnight Plum


This is the deepest plum shade Maybelline has to offer; it is bold, but not bitter. The formula is sweetened with honey nectar, and won’t dry out your lips like other matte formulas do.

Stay neutral: It’s best to keep the rest of the face fresh and light. Moisturize and prime your skin with BB cream and a little concealer if needed. Contouring for a day look seems too dramatic. Make the colour of your lip the focal point and – with defined eyebrows, mascara and light blush – you are all set!

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NYX Matte Lipstick – Dark Era


Think: highly pigmented, smooth and rich, full-coverage, and non-glossy high-fashion matte finish, that’s how you define the perfect shade. If you’re already a fan of the brand, this will be your new favourite shade for going deep.

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Luscious Cosmetics Heartbreaker Creamy Matte Lipstick – Gangsta


Are you addicted to drama? If yes, then this rich royal lipstick will be right up your alley. You can wear it sheer to ooze a theatrical appearance or experiment by applying several coats for absolute blueberry madness.

Let the lips do all the talking: We would ask you to pull hair back into an easy ponytail, keep eyes bare and let your look revolve around the pout.

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Nars PowerMatte Lip Pigment – Rock with you


You can feel the confident vibe just by wearing this power-packed deep mulberry tone. A single coat of this bold shade is enough to give you an opaque finish that won’t budge throughout the day.

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Luscious Cosmetics Pout Maker Lip Contour Crayon – Foxy


This super-portable lip crayon has a creamy finish, so you can smooth it on in seconds. The vampy shade looks equally cool with a dress or a jeans and tee.

Don’t colour outside the lines: Also, be cautious of the clown-like comical effect; rim your lips with a pointy Q-tip in translucent powder to help shades stay put.

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Nars Steven Klein Killer Shine Lipstick – No Shame


A killer shade for fall, this pigmented wine hued lipstick is part of their limited edition. It has a luxuriously creamy formula that works for every skin tone and age.  It has the correct amount of shine and gloss needed without getting overboard.

Take it off gently: An oil-based cleanser will remove all traces of lip product. Don’t rub lips – swipe gently with makeup remover pads.

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Luscious Cosmetics Heartbreaker Creamy Matte Lipstick – Daredevil


For an iconic dark lipstick, black is always best, and this classic shade tops our list! Formulated with illipe butter, cocoa butter, and antioxidants to nourish the lips, it has a beautiful matte finish. You can leave it as-is, or swipe on a gloss for a customized lip colour.

Teeth check is s must: Deep hues tend to bleed depending on the formula; it is always better to check in your front camera before you get caught in an awkward lipstick-stained flashing moment.

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Here’s a tutorial for best application:

Let us know which shades do you love the most?