Black lipstick is one of those things you see at a store or on the runway and wonder “Who the hell would wear that?” Well, I found someone—and no, she’s not a goth girl.
Her name is Devanie, she’s 18-years-old and I hereby declare her the new poster child for daring makeup. I saw Devanie on the street when I was out scouting girls for my Makeup.com column. I just had to ask her about her lips because I rarely see such beauty boldness outside the pages of a magazine. It turns out that it’s not actually lipstick she’s wearing—it’s a mix of black eye shadow and clear gloss. When I approached her, she was so nonchalant about it, like she had no clue that anyone would bat an eyelash about her wearing a black lip color in broad daylight. Love that!
I’m not going to pretend that I’ll suddenly have the nerve to try black lipstick anytime soon, but if you’re up for it, here a few options.
Illamasqua Lipstick in Pristine ($22)
Urban Decay Lipstick in Oil Slick ($22)
Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Black Cherry ($5.49). If you have light skin, try this one–it’s really dark, but less intense than black.
Are you feeling Devanie’s lipstick? What’s the most daring beauty look you’ve ever tried?