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Save Vs Splurge: The Only Dark Lip You Will Want To Wear This Season

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Technically, it may not be cold yet, in terms of the weather, but that shouldn’t stop you from bringing out them fall/winter colours! Yes, it’s finally time to bring out your ‘Wednesday Adams’, that was relentlessly hiding during the summer. As the trend-wheel keeps turning every 6 months, the current hot favourite (no surprise) this not-so-frigid season is a variation of the dark lip! The deep colour is perfect for Indian skin-tones and is a great look to attempt for the upcoming festivities, as well. We’ve seen it on Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and even Taylor Swift (oh look, she finally moved on…from that bright red).

Change of season plus new trends equals…shopping time. Hello, it’s simple math! Now, whether you choose to splurge or to save, it’s all up to you and your conscience, of course. If you finally want to spend that salary bonus on something that is totally worth every penny, then our suggestion would be to splurge on the Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum. With great price-tags comes great quality and that’s precisely what you get when you swipe this on. A fab colour payoff, it’s never a waste when you spend on makeup right? There are plenty of worse things to feel guilty about, anyway. On the other hand, if you want something similar without having to release a bomb in your wallet, our suggestion would be the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Lip Color in Arabian Night. With a similar colour payoff, you can achieve the same winter/festive look without the splurge.

How to wear this dark lip? You should only be focusing on the lips for this look, keeping the rest minimal. Since it is a dark colour and can bleed outside the lines, use a pencil of the same tone or a nude outline to contain it and avoid any smudging or leaks.

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