Tutorial: Deep Berry Lipstick


It’s been about two weeks since I posted, and I apologize for the little break. The days after the election have been rough for me and I was practicing a bit of self-care while I could. Now we’re back to business with a tutorial I photographed earlier this month. For those of you who are unsure about how to wear a very deep berry lipstick this fall, check out the tutorial below!


I find that one of the easiest ways to wear a deep lipstick is to add a neutral purple eye look. My current go-to palette for purples is the original tarte Tartlette palette. This all-matte palette is great for neutral looks and the deeper purples go well with a dark lip. It’s best to wear at least a little something on the eyes for a vampy look so that you don’t look dead (unless that’s your goal, then kudos to you!). I also used a Clinique Chubby Shadow stick and my Ofra Liquid Lipstick in this tutorial.

I started off with my Chubby Stick Shadow Tint in Lavish Lilac. I got this color in a sample bag and I’m a big fan of the subtle tone. It doesn’t show up much on the lid if you want something bold, but it’s a great option for a light purple base color that is easy to apply.

Next up was one of my favorite colors in the Tartlette palette, Natural Beauty. This warm purple is the most beautiful blending color ever! It makes any purple look like a defined masterpiece, and it wears great all over the lids too! I blended this color into my crease to create some definition.

Next up was the color Best Friend in my outer corners. This darker color creates a bit of a deeper look to match the berry lips. I find that Best Friend is a bit easier to apply and is more pigmented than the darkest color, Bombshell, so I prefer it for the outer corners.

Finally, I used the color Bombshell as a soft eyeliner for the look. It is a bit chalky sometimes, but it works well for eyeliner because of the dark color. I also added a bit more of Natural Beauty to my lower lashline and put on mascara to finish the eyes.

To finish off the look I put on a berry blush to pull the makeup together. I used the tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Blushing Bride. This color is an Autumn favorite of mine! The final step was to apply this beautiful Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Mina. I must confess, I bought this color almost solely because it shares a name with a favorite literary character of mine (think Dracula), but the deep berry is stunning as well! I suggest a lip liner with these darker liquid lipsticks cause they do tend to bleed just a bit.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on wearing that classic fall vampy lip look! I love when it gets colder because I can wear lipsticks that make my lips look black like my soul (I’ve been waiting to use that one for some time haha!). Comment below if you have a favorite autumn lipstick color!


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