Spring beauty trend: A dark lip

From the runways to Camilla Belle and Lana del Rey’s dark lips at the Met Ball, the darkest hues of lip color are popping up everywhere. Even Jennifer Lopez pulled out the look on the red carpet for a premiere of What To Expect When You’re Expecting, this past week. No bright pinks, corals or phosphorescent oranges this spring-summer season, it’s all about how dark your lips can take you.

Fierce cherry lips were seen on Balenciaga's spring '12 runway


The key to sporting the black cherry lip trend is to have a clean, nude face. Pick a shade that complements your skin tone. For example, pinky berry tones highlight fair skin, while more of a brick red hue livens up a golden/olive skin tone.

Scroll down to discover how to replicate the Balenciaga lip, straight from the runway, and find the best shade to enhance your features:

Camilla Belle sports a dark cherry lip at the Met Gala.

To achieve the Balenciaga lip:

Layer CoverGirl Queen “Fine Wine” (right) over CoverGirl Liperfection in “Euphoria” (left)

For fairer skin:

MAC “Rebel”

For darker skin:

MAC “Media”

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