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Black lipstick in spring? To get out of the comfort zone is the master stroke

Red may be a classic, but it is the black lipstick now the make-up weapon to make a true style statement. Once sported only on Halloween, slowly it has been increasingly cleared through customs on catwalks (remember Kendall Jenner’s beautiful gothic lips at the Dior Fall / Winter 2016-17 fashion show) and, later, in the beauty case, so much so that there are several fashion houses that, in recent years, have introduced the most daring color / non-color in their beauty collections, from Gucci to Givenchy to to Chanel proposing a lipstick rouge noir for true connoisseurs.

Kendall Jenner at the Dior Fall / Winter 2016-17 show. Getty photo

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Black lipstick, the beauty trend not to be missed

In short, we are now used to black lips that from time to time pop up on the lips of celebs. But, let’s face it, every time the dark mouth leaves its mark. The last to hit was Julia Fox, guest in the front row of the Diesel show scheduled at Milan Fashion Week: the actress and ex of Kanye West wore a matte and very black lipstick with eyes highlighted by winged liner chalk white.

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She then completed the beauty look with a natural facial skin and a hundred strokes of mascara on the lashes. It’s too early to tell if this make-up will go viral, but the fact is we also found black lipstick on the lips of some models on the runway for Blumarine 24 hours after admiring Julia’s. One + one equals two, and math is not an opinion.

Blumarine Fall / Winter 2022-23- Photo Imaxtree

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Why black lips are a winner

Even the most skeptical about it will then have to capitulate and try (at least for once) to show off the black lipstick. Ok, we agree that it takes some security to show off such an unusual shade. To find courage, look now Rihanna, please. The singer has been a major driving force behind the black lipstick trend for Gen Z and Millennials, having sported it countless times, including at events like album launches and red carpets. And, because she is always generous, in 2018 she even created a gorgeous shade of jet black – the Fenty Stunna Lip Paint in Univited – for the followers who enriched her Fenty Beauty brand. “I love black lipstick. I think it’s bold but also really cool. It is one of those colors that many avoid, but if you find the right balance in make-up, I think there is no shade or more beautiful color, ”RiRi said.

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Agree with the pop star the beauty guru of the stars Simone Belli, make-up artist and author of the then avant-garde black look of Laura Chiatti in Venice in 2010: «Black goes beyond femininity and the canonical rules of beauty, it is elegance and rebellion together. Worn on the mouth it sends a clear nonconformist message. He is suitable for strong personalities, who also know how to wear it. In general, the rest of the make-up remains naked, even if each face has its own story. The strongest can also be daring on the eyes, in combination with black lipstick, an eyeliner or a gradient ».

Avant-garde Laura Chiatti on the red carpet in Venice with black lipstick in 2010. Photo Getty

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Belli continues: «Today black lipstick is no longer a novelty, a twist: since there is more and more desire to get out of comfort zone and play with makeup, black is a valid alternative to red and nude. With a sensual gothic allure, it looks good on everyone, but I would avoid it if you have facial features that are too angular or on too dark complexions. Instead, it gives a lot to rounded faces ».

In the gallery, the celebs who successfully sported very dark lips and the black parade of dark lipsticks: from midnight black to the more holographic shades, passing through the glossy and matte ones. To each its own black, just adapt it to the personality.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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