If you have been meaning to switch up your makeup look and try something dark and moody for the colder autumn and winter months, look no further because we have just the right makeup product for you – a dark red lipstick! (Click here to find the perfect dark red lipstick shade for your skin tone). Autumn and winter are vampy lip seasons and it is time to experiment with different shades of dark red lipstick to create statement looks that will turn heads wherever you go! So bring out your brown-red, blood-red, and other dark red lipsticks and try out these 3 sultry vampy makeup looks.
One can never go wrong with a timeless winged eyeliner and dark red lipstick combination. Equal parts sexy and sophisticated, this tried and tested makeup look is perfect for adding drama to your autumn and winter outfits. Use brown and gold eyeshadows for a toned-down version or go all out with a dark smoky eye. Pair it with your darkest blood-red lipstick to complete the look. Keep the rest of your makeup look simple and matte to ace this makeup look. Avoid using bright blushes like pinks and reds and instead, use subtle shades of peach and browns to define your facial contours. Add a champagne gold highlight on the high points of your face (top of your cheekbones, under the brows, bridge of your nose, and Cupid’s bow) to finish off.
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If you prefer more subtle makeup looks that you can wear to work or college every day, pair your dark red lipstick with barely-there nude eyeshadow shades and soft wispy lashes. Skip the vibrant and bright eyeshadow colours and apply shades like browns and soft nudes to define your eyes. Ditch the bold eyeliner and outline your eyes with a soft kajal instead. Smudge the kajal for an even softer, more diffused look. Apply a light pink blush on the apples of your cheeks to give your face a naturally flushed look. Use a strobing stick as a highlighter for a faux glow from within. Finish your makeup with a deep brown-red lipstick shade for an elegant vampy look.
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For our more adventurous and artistic readers, it is time to take your vampy makeup look to the next level. Create an all-red makeup look with vibrant red and maroon eyes, reminiscent of a burning sun, and don’t be afraid of adding your boldest blush on your cheeks. Use shades of red and orange to create a dramatic fiery sunset eyeshadow look. Outline your eyes with dark black lines to add more drama to the look. Finish the eyes with long and luscious lashes for some extra oomph. Colour your cheeks with a bright deep pink or soft-red blush shade and finish the look with your brightest blood-red lipstick.
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Dark red lipsticks have the innate power to instantly turn even the simplest makeup looks to alluring and sexy. A vampy makeup look is the quickest way to stand out from the crowd and make sure all eyes are on you. Embrace the dark side with a bold blood-red lipstick or stay in your comfort zone with a deep brown-red lipstick, the choice is yours. Whether you are ready to take the plunge or are still toying with the idea of a dark red lipstick, these 3 makeup looks have something for everybody.
If you are not sure how these different dark red lipstick colours and the other makeup products will look on you, try the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool to give yourself a virtual makeover with your favourite Maybelline products. Create fun looks with different dark red lipstick shades and mix and match the blush and eyeshadow colours to create a look that is uniquely you. Head to over to the Virtual Try On look and get vampy this winter!