Beauty 101: Matte Look
Written by Sarah Cooper-White
From plum and black cherry to burgundy and rouge-noir, dark goth-inspired matte lipstick dominated the catwalks for FW16. Get ready to embrace a pout that makes a serious style statement...
How do you completely transform your look? Reach for your makeup kit! There's no better product for a total change than a dash of lipstick. This season it's time to stash your nude glosses and pretty pink balms, and embrace something darker and more dramatic: make a gorgeous, matte black cherry your go-to lipstick shade.
This is definitely the one if you want a pout that packs a punch! It complements all the great velvet and animal prints that should be in your FW16 wardrobe by now (hint, hint). But how to pull off this oh-so glam look? Let your lips do ALL the talking: keep the rest of your make-up toned down and simple.
A little foundation and a touch of mascara is all you need to nail the look. When rocking such an intense color, there's no doubt all eyes will be on your pout – so keep those lips soft and supple with PS...Pro's lip scrub, and a dash of lip balm.
How much do you love this deep dramatic look? If you ask us, matching lip and nail color is the ultimate in beauty chic.
Our final tip? Aim for application perfection and use a lip pencil, like our PS... Lip Liner, to match your lipstick of choice. It'll stop color bleeding into lines around your mouth, and help your lipstick last longer, too. Are you a touch shy for a full-on shot of burgundy? Never fear! You can still go for this look – just soften the effect by pressing the lip color onto your lips with your finger for a gentler stain.