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DO or DON’T: Dark Lips in the Summer

I am a huuuge fan of dark lips, I find them chic and edgy at the same time. Until recently though, it never even crossed my mind to wear a burgundy or plummy color in the warmer half of the year.

But this summer, probably thanks to celebrities that have been rocking vampy shades on red carpets and to magazines that have featured dark lip looks more and more often, I’ve been thinking… WHY NOT?!

To me the key to sporting an eggplant lipstick when it’s 35° C outside is to choose a matte texture (preferably a pencil) and leave the rest of the face almost bare. In the picture above, I’m wearing mascara, bronzer and Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip, a waterproof lip liner, in shade 12C.

So what do you guys think? Is wearing dark lipstick in the summer a DO or a DON’T?

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23 Comments

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    Selena
    August 20, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Why not wearing a dark lipstick in summer? They are beautiful anyway! hahaha I’m the kind of person that wears oranges when it’s winter, so… who cares? Nice post xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    Carol in a
    August 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I’ve worn orange in winter, too. High five! 😉

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    swati
    August 20, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    i know that people say that dark lips are for winters…but i sometimes like to flaunt dark lips in summers too 🙂

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    antonella
    August 20, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Great post,loved it!
    xoxo Antonella
    beautylove7694.blogspot.com

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    Ela
    August 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Definitely don’t. I think summer should be all about bright shades and bold lips are best in a/w xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

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      Carol in a
      August 21, 2015 at 7:53 am

      What’s your favorite summer shade?

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    Purva
    August 21, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Well I think wearing a dark shade or a bright shade is all a personal choice.. But I like your idea of keeping the rest of the face matte when opting for dark colors in summer 😀 I see myself reaching out for peaches and corals more often in summer 🙂

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      Carol in a
      August 21, 2015 at 11:08 am

      In summer, I normally reach for bright colors, too. 😉

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    Jessica
    August 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Why not…
    in general though, I go for a lighter look in summer.

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    LindaLibraLoca
    August 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I don’t believe in don´t when it comes to makeup, but I rarely wear dark colors as I am so pale even in summer.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Carol in a
      August 22, 2015 at 11:11 am

      I actually like dark lipstick on paler complexions, too, but I understand it’s not for everyone. The liner I’m wearing in the picture is too dark even for me, though. I normally use it to line my lips, blend it towards the center and then go in with a (slightly) lighter lipstick.

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    Nati
    August 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I never wear such dark lipstick (doesn’t look good on me). I think it’s more a fall/winter thing, but anyways there is no don’t in makeup! This lipstick shade looks really really good on you!
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

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      Carol in a
      August 22, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Thank you! I love dark lipsticks, but I usually don’t wear anything this dark. It’s too much even for me! 😉

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    Danielle
    August 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I tend to use soft shades and I am not accustomed to dark lips. Dark lips look good on you! Love your eyebrows! Enjoy the weekend!

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      Carol in a
      August 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Thank you, Danielle! You too have a good weekend 🙂

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    Laura
    February 1, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Yes I think it’s perfectly acceptable to wear dark lips during Summer months! I think a beautiful rouge lip with a tan really can look quite stunning.

    Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

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    Soumya Midhun
    March 9, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    In Dubai except for December and January, it is mostly warm so i am always a nude brown or light peachy pink kinda girl and mostly just lipbalm kinda girl. But, i always believe what ever you wear, wear it with confidence. Summer and dark lips? oh yea y not if you rock it ma girl!

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    Michelle Morchella
    September 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I know, it’s late now, but YES, YES and one more YES for this lipstick! Everytime, everywhere,.. <3

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