Watch an episode of True Blood or Twilight, and you will see that plum lipstick and smoky eyes are the hottest trends for 2012. There is something deep, dark and seductive about this look of the moment. This look mystifies viewers, because it is dark, mysterious and dramatic. To achieve this look is quite easy. You just need to have the right shades of lipstick and eyeshadow.
For dramatic lips, try applying plum or deep red lipstick. If you are feeling very wild, you may even want to go for black lipstick for a fun party or bar crawl. Add a touch of gloss over the lipstick to add a bold touch of glamour to your look. Dark colored lipstick accentuates one of the most seductive features of your face – the lips.
We all know the smokey eye is the new hotness, but check out these dark and smoky techniques. Liquid liner makes your eyes pop and look rounder. This look can easily transform a daytime look into a nighttime party look. Add some nude primer to your eyelids and beneath the eye. Then, take gray eyeshadow and fill out your eyelid with this shadow. Use a soft smudging technique to spread the gray eyeshadow with a brush. Then, take black eyeshadow and fill out the corners of your eyelid. Use some light eyeshadow to blend in the brow line with the eyelid for a complete look.
Plum nails have never been hotter. This look complements dark lipstick. The key with this look is to stay away from dark red or burgundy nail polish. Instead, try to find a nail polish color that literally looks like the color of a plum. Match this with dark plum or black lipstick, and you will set fire to any social scene!
Nude and White Clothing
Pair your dark makeup with fashionable clothing that is nude or white. Wearing a plum lipstick with nude heels is a high fashion look that was all over the runways of the New York Fashion Week. Designers like Michael Kors love the mystery behind the pairing of smoky eyes with a white corset dress. This look mesmerizes viewers and leaves them trying to figure out whether one is dangerous, innocent, or both.
For accessories, try pairing a simple black side purse with a look that features dark makeup. The side purse simply works to accentuate your beautiful makeup. It also is great for a “hands free” night on the town and carrying your favorite dark lipstick or gloss.
Don’t Overload on Makeup
The key with adding a dark shade of sexy to your looks in 2012 is to avoid overloading on dark makeup. Only choose one area of the face for applying dark makeup. You don’t want to look like a vampire out on the town. You want to look sexy and sophisticated.