It's time to go Gothic

Posted: 14th May, 2012 3:40 pm / By The Naked Bodycare Team

It may be getting close to summer (or at least it’s supposed to be), but the latest beauty trend we’ve spotted has a distinctly Halloween-esque vibe. The dark, vampish lip is well and truly in the spotlight with plenty of celebs sporting the look over the last few weeks, and with so many sultry shades on offer you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The gothic look is a bold new trend in the beauty arena with the strongest shades giving a sultry, sexy edge. Think deep burgundy, plum and wine-coloured lips for a spectacular result—if it’s good enough for Lana Del Rey, Kate Bosworth and Jessica Alba then it’s good enough for us. They were all rocking the vampy lip at the Met Ball last week (teamed with equally as stunning gowns, of course) and we think it’s the perfect look for a night on the town.

It couldn’t be easier to achieve the desired effect—the key is keeping the rest of your makeup simple so your lips are the focal point. Stick with black on the eyes (if you’re brave you could go ultra-intense with a smokey look or stick to eyeliner and lashings of mascara) and keep your skin bronzer and blusher-free. Then just layer on your lip colour with a lip brush for the best results, and voila—statement, vampy lips made easy.

As for shades? As ever, the choice is yours—you need to experiment to see what works for you, but if you go for dark plum, berry or wine shades you can’t go wrong. You’ll have a sexy, smouldering look that will make anyone sit up and take notice, so what are you waiting for? It’s time to go gothic, so hit the beauty counter and see what stunning shades you can uncover.