How to work oxblood on your lips if you have dusky skin

by DrPrem Jagyasi

Oxblood is trending and how. If you have dusky skin and want to try out the shade, do not worry, try out these tips.

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1. Save your oxblood lipstick for the fall months or evening events.  Textured, heavier fabrics in navy, deep greens, and even some reds are a perfect fit with dark shades.

2. Know what shade will suit you best. Figure out which one will look best on you.

If you’re light-eyed, pink-based burgundy colors will look amazing on you. This shade makes your eyes pop.

If you have dark eyes a brown burgundy will bring them out more.

A blue-based oxblood on the other hand, isn’t too light or too dark, so it can be worn by women with light or dark eye colors.

Deep oxblood is more suited for brunettes because their hair balances out and can support the intense color.

To figure out what lipstick shade has what base, take a tissue with you to the store and swipe the tester over it. You’ll be able to tell the tinge of the lipstick against the white background and choose the right shade.

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3. Always take the color for a test . After you’ve swiped the color across the tissue in the store and determined which shade is right for you , try it on. Bring a cotton swab with you and run it along the side of the lipstick . Apply the Q-tip to your lips to see if it brightens your face or the opposite.

4. Apply your lipstick with a lip brush.  This dark of a shade can get messy quickly. Swipe it on from the outer corner of the mouth to center on both the upper and lower lips, then fill in the rest.

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5. Apply liner later. After you’ve applied your lipstick with a lip brush, run your liner in a matching shade along the outline of your lips and give them a borderline. Burgundy lip pencils can take the focus away from the actual lip color, so to avoid that put the lipstick on first.

6. Skip the glossy finish. We add lip gloss over your usual lip color to make it standout more, but this shade doesn’t need any help in getting any attention. Swiping on gloss can make your matte lipstick look messy, and make the color bleed onto your skin.

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