28 January 2014 by

The Darker Side Of Spring: Why It’s Time To Go Gothic With Your Make-Up

Lorde and Beyonce at the 2014 Grammy Awards (Getty Images)

Beauty trend alert! Listen up girls, as according to both the catwalk and the red carpet over the past few weeks, it seems as if dark lips (and tips) are set to be big news for spring. On the SS14 catwalks, models at the Mark Fast and Comme des Garcons shows were all seen sporting dark, velvety wine lips and this weekend’s Grammy Awards saw a whole host of oxblood lips and matching manicures to boot. The likes of Beyonce, Lorde and Emma Roberts were all seen rocking darker shades- and us beauty ladies give spring’s new upgrade our full marks. After all, as much as we love pretty spring pastels, there’s just something about this super-chic mix-up which is refreshing, a little bit different and, believe it or not, easier than you think to pull off.

Dark lips on the SS14 catwalks (Jason Lloyd Evans)

Want in? There’s no denying that this bold look will certainly turn a head or two on the red carpet, but how is the everyday Graziette supposed to get involved with such a dramatic trend? Alas, it’s easier than you think- just take note of our golden rules and get ready to go goth, spring style…

6 Golden Rules For Gothic-Chic Beauty

1. Love red lipstick? Swap your signature shade for a deep burgundy

2. More of a gloss girl? Try MAC Tinted Lipglass in Rebel, £14- a real Grazia fave

3. Obsessed with Rooney Mara? Try YSL’s new Gloss Volupte in Smoking, £21 for a super-dark finish

4. Want to avoid going overboard? Stick to dewy and fresh skin; let your lips do the talking

5. Still daunted? Try a dark lip stain. We love Max Factor’s Lipfinity Lip Tint in Royal Plum, £6.99

6. More of a nail girl? Black shades look great on shorter nails- just keep it glossy with a high-shine topcoat


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