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Twilight Lips

28th Jan 2017

Fans of Twilight are rejoicing across the world this autumn /winter with gothic lips being spotted on catwalks from style icons Dior to Marc Jacobs this trend is hot right now! Mac cosmetics leaders in makeup fashion have a gothic purple called “leap of delight” as part of their recent nutcracker selection that’s fitting to the trend (21 euro-Brown Thomas) Sans Soucis have a beautiful lip gloss called fruity burgundy as a nice alternative coming in at (12.99 euro-Elm Beauty & Morrissey’s Pharmacy) making it an affordable must have for this seasons trend.  

It’s everywhere at the moment with celebs like Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift embracing the trend.

The good news is that you don’t have to wear black lipstick to fit into the trend, with shades of burgundy, deep berry reds, macaroon, plums and if you’re feeling adventurous blue blacks are all on trend, so you’re sure to find something to suit your taste and complement your skin tone.



How to create the perfect gothic lip……….

  • Prep the lips: Exfoliating and smoothing the lips with an appropriate product means your lipstick will sit better and last longer and avoid any dry flaky patches of skin. The prolonged use of lipsticks particularly with long lasting formulas can be drying on this delicate area. Some facial exfoliation products can be used over the lip area however it is advisable to check with the brand expert before use. (Decleor Phytopeel-38 euro face exfoliator could be an option depending on skin condition) You could invest in a lip resurfacing product or simply have an old toothbrush that is used as a physical exfoliating tool gently across the surface of the lips.
  • Line & define: Having a good lip liner to complement your lipstick with give it definition and shape unless you want to create the blurred lips trend… but that’s another story……Lining your lips will also enhance its staying power for you!
  • Brush on like van gogh: Using a lip brush to apply your dark shade will give you an airbrushed finish and again enhance the staying power as well as meaning you use less product in your application.
  • Behold your work of art: Congratulations! You have now created the perfect gothic lips and are totally on trend for winter 2017.Enjoy the dark side!

Thanks for reading!

xx ELM Beauty