Screw The Rules: Let's Wear Dark Lipstick In Springtime!

The darker the lipstick, the sweeter the... juice?
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April 3, 2013
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lipsticks, mac, tom ford, dark lips

When you’ve lived close to the equator most of your life, the only concept you have of seasons is when you get an invitation to a brand’s Spring/Summer party or Fall/Winter preview.

Even then, when I attend these things, I find myself scoffing at the thicker-than-my-thighs coats that I see on the sample racks. What madwoman will be seen on Orchard Road (that’s our equivalent of Madison Avenue) with leather pants and a coat in 90-degree weather?

Not I.

Because I don't really notice or care about the change of seasons, I wear bright lipsticks all year round. I know darker hues start popping up all over the interwebs when fall hits, with every blog and its mother telling you which vampy shade will suit your skin tone, but I really like my shocking pink lipstick. It brightens up the dullest of days, and matches my highest of spirits. Also, I look good in it.

Recently however, I tried black|Up Cosmetic’s 2-in-1 Lip Pencil in a super-dark purple shade, and I suddenly, I was convert.

So far, I’ve bought Tom Ford’s Black Orchid lipstick, which is a deep--profound--crimson, and MAC’s Rebel, a rich plum, which I'm wearing above. It makes me want to actually rebel--against lipstick rules, at least.

When I put on Black Orchid to go out for brunch the other day, my boyfriend asked (hesitantly) if I was a bit overdressed. I was wearing a crop top! The dark lips totally transformed the look--and I kind of loved it. I think I'm going to keep on wearing goth-y, autumn-appropriate colors all the way through until it's actually autumn.

Do you ever wear dark lipstick in the warmer months? Why or why not? What are your favorites? I MUST EXPAND MY COLLECTION!