How To Wear Black Lipstick Like Kendall Jenner Without Looking Like A Vampire — PHOTOS
Designers pull out all of the stops when it comes to making their visions come to life on the runway, and this top model has been asked to wear a variety of different styles. Kendall Jenner rocked a black lip at the Christian Dior fashion show because there really isn’t anything she can’t pull off. From going blonde for Balmain to majorly darkening things up for Dior, Jenner’s prepared to do whatever a designer asks of her, which is probably part of the reason she’s in such high demand.
She managed to make this dark lip look super chic rather than overly vampire-y, which is quite an accomplishment, IMO. The idea of wearing black lipstick isn’t anything new, it’s just something I’ve never been brave enough to try it out. Brown shades are trendy at the moment, and KJ's giving me a ton of dark lip inspo, so I’m thinking it may be time to give this bold beauty move a try.
I think the key to the success of her look is the sleek shine of the lippie. It’s not matte, which is how black lipstick is typically worn, I feel. A matte finish gives this already somber color an even more serious tone. Instead of going that route, Jenner’s lips have a subtle shine, making this a bit more light and fun. So it’s a great way to make a statement, but not in a Count Dracula kind of way, you know what I mean?
How amazing is this color on her? The fact that the rest of her makeup is minimal also really helps this already dramatic statement keep from being too over the top.
Here's an even closer view of those lips. I'm feeling this whole shiny black pout thing.
Shop these lippies to pull off black lips, KJ style.
1. Berry Black
Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Berry Black Friday, $20, MAC Cosmetics
This dark lippie has a hint of plum and an extremely glossy finish that will help you achieve a runway-ready lip look in no time.
2. Black Truffle
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Black Truffle, $26, Sephora
This creamy lipstick will give just the right amount of color and shine to nail the Jenner vibe you're going for.
3. Wet-Look Black Shine
Ardency Inn Punker Semi-Goth Lip Gloss in Sheer Black, $19, Sephora
This lip gloss pencil is so shiny, it'll have your lips looking slick all day long.
4. Little Black Dress Lip Gloss
Stained Gloss in Little Black Dress, $5, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
For ultra shiny black lips, look no further than this highly-pigmented stained gloss.
5. Long-Lasting Black Lippie
Wet 'n Wild Fantasy Makers Black Lipstick, $1.99, Target
If you're interested to try out this bold lipstick, but you don't want to invest a lot of money until you're sure you like it, this long-lasting lippie is a great option.
Get ready to have a pout that's fit for the runway by shopping any of these Jenner-inspired lip products.
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