Friday 18 April 2014

Those Lingering Dark Shades...

Yes, Spring has finally sprung. But I'm still clinging on to my dark polishes and lip products. Being pale, I think a dark lip and nail can look lovely and vampy, whereas the usual pastels and pale pinks typical of Spring time just wash me out. So, here are my favourite darker products that I think can still be used during the warmer, sunnier months.

By sticking to berry shades, I think a darker lip can look great during Spring. For a bright, plum toned red, I like the L'Oreal Shine Splash in 190 Endless Red (linked is shade Juliet which I think is the UK equivalent - I purchased this in the US). This is glossy and long wearing, and provides a great pop of colour. For a more toned down plum, I like Bourjois' Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Plum Russian. This is a much more subtle approach to a dark lip, and also wears really well. If you're feeling a bit more daring or want a darker lip for night time, then the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107 Wine is a great option. Being matte, I think it works really well as a day time dark lip, but it also looks lovely at night too. This is one of those lipsticks that can be applied sparingly for a lighter colour, or layered up to create a dark pout. All of these shades definitely create a dark lip, but still have that pop of berry that makes them lively for Spring.
Plum Russian, Wine, Endless Red

Bordeaux, Pomegranate
On the nails, I go for a similar tone. Barry M's Gelly Nail Polish in Pomegranate is a bright berry shade. This is darker than your usual Spring shades, but is still nice and bright, and super glossy looking too. Essie's Bordeaux is a more vampy version, in a burgundy shade. I won't lie, it doesn't make me think of Spring. But, I think it looks amazing with brighter clothes, because it creates a contrast between them.

So, if you want to wear your darks this Spring then go for it! What is your opinion on wearing dark products at this time of year?
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