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Yes definitely! Lol xD I’m purchasing one soon then I’m gonna look for mini spikes that can be glues on so I can recreate the look Jessie J had in her Do it like a Dude MV.

Yes! My sister and I have been on the search for an opaque black lipstick. If anyone here knows of one (besides the one from Lime Crime), please let me know! πŸ™‚

She already owns the OCC one, and she must’ve gotten one from a bad batch, because it’s very “watery” and sheer, and it doesn’t stick to her lips. πŸ™ The Make Up For Ever one looks good, though. And I get a discount MUFE, so I might just snatch it up! Thanks πŸ™‚

I love black lipstick. Manic Panic’s black is a classic. Sobe Botanicals’ is also pretty good, but it’s not a well-known brand. Morgana Cryptoria has the BEST black lipstick, but it can be a long wait since she’s overwhelmed with orders sometimes. I actually recommend NYC’s black lipstick. It feels a little hard, but doesn’t smear, it’s semi-opaque (2 layers is opaque), super cheap, and surprisingly good! I was shocked.

I don’t think Clinique’s Black Honey would be considered a Black Lipgloss/Lipstick, it’s pretty sheer and more of a wine/burgundy color

No only because I really can’t pull it off. Kudos to those who can! I’m NW15 (verrrrry fair) and it looks awful on me!

If it was a look that became popular *like orange lips this summer* than I’d totally rock it…. who am I kidding? I’d rock it anyway! LOL!

I used to wear it, back in my salad days, when I was much gother than I am now. I especially liked bright red lipstick with black liner fading in. Ah, youth. But I currently can’t foresee any occasion I’d have to wear it nowadays. I’m happy with my obnoxious pinks and purples.

I would definitely not be wearing opaque black lipstick, but I’m actually considering clear gloss with hints of black glitter/shimmer on it. It’ll look really good over deep plum or red lipstick.

I would wear it with a Halloween costume; on the other 364 days of the year, I never would wear it. I’m not quite pale or dark enough to look cool in it.

Although on other people i find solid black lips really attractive [no matter how deep or pale their skintone might be] i prefer to layer black lipstick or lipgloss on top or deep burgundy, fuchsia or plum lipsticks so that it has a warmer base and doesn’t look that “grayish black”. For sci-fi looks i think black looks great when layered on top of cool-toned lipsticks like blues and purples or even silvers ^_^

Ask me 10 years ago and the answer would be an absolute ‘YES’ LOL. I still would but I have no idea how to wear it without looking like a mallgoth. I do wish I’d picked up that black lipgloss by YSL I think it was from a few years ago.

I love the look of it but black lipgloss/lipstick never goes on well. The secret is to use a stick eyeliner (a cheaper one from the drugstore) then put a little lip balm or gloss over the top.

Trust me it works out so much better!

I have never worn a black lipstick or lipgloss. But I think it’s totally cool and something I’ll definitely try in the future. Black is so bold and cool~

Lipstick: Nope, not unless it was a costume look. I do encourage those who are much younger to try it, though, especially if they follow up by pressing pigments into their lips. The black makes anything that you press into it pop vividly.

Lip Gloss: Yes, but I would be choosy about my lipstick. All the black would do is tone the lipstick down, so the initial shade could not be too dark.

Yes, depending on the occasion. As a matter of fact, I have worn black l/s and l/g a total of 6 times πŸ˜› (in a concert, fashion events and some movie festival). Not as often as I’d like… It wouldn’t be part of my day look because it really stands out and attracts too much attention, needless to say how much high maintanance this is! You have to reapply all the time if you want it to look presentable.

Yes, I have very light skin and I find that black lips gives an very cool edge. Personally I think black lips actually looks better on me then dark wines and purples.

Just a thin winged eyeliner, loads of lashes over the eye and no blush I find looks the best with it.

I don’t know if I’m brave enough at this point but I’m definitely getting there. I’m considering buying Chanel Noirs Obscurs Collection. Dark colours really appeal to me and always catch my eye but my only concern is that my lips are rather big so I’m worried dark colors could look a bit over the top on me together with my NC15 skin. As for Chanel Noirs, I’ve read that these are drying. Do you share the opinion?

Personally, I find black lipstick to look very luxurious and edgy against a fair complexion. I had even watched an old MAC video where the artist created a perfect black mouth on a blond model. The girl looked very stylish.

I have Les Noirs de Chanel lipsticks and I didn’t find them drying, besides they belonged in the Rouges Allure range which is one of the best formulas in the market, imo… But they sure have little lasting power :-/

I’m 16, and I adore wearing this look to school on a day where I don’t feel like eye makeup. It looks stunning with white-blonde hair and freckles! (my hair is brown now, but still.) I usually use a black gel liner to shape my lips a bit smaller than usual and fill them in with lime crime’s styletto lipstick. It wears for long enough, and I don’t have to fuss much when reapplying. It’s a great look for a day you feel a bit off; even if your hair is bad and you are rocking cram-session dark circles, it looks fierce. [:

No me personaly, as I am African-American. It would not look right.I know for a time – the look was very popular in the Latina communities in LA and Miami. I do have a very deep purple lip shade from MAC but would reserve it for the weekends.

I would and do with the gloss. My favorite gloss ever is the Mac Blackfire but I also use Bling Black and Blackware. They are pretty sheer though and tend to just darken up my lips slightly. You get some good looks when you pull a black lip gloss out of your purse and apply it in public. πŸ™‚

I’d probably have to try it at home a few times before having the courage to wear it out, but I’d do it. I’m a big fan of contrast in standout makeup. I’m considering grabbing one this year just to see if I can pull it off.

I don’t know if I’d do black, but I pulled off a blackened plum that I really liked. It was a combo of MAC’s cyber, NARS’ Chica Boom Lip Lacquer, and some gloss. It was a high maintenance look but I pulled it off! BTW, I’m an NW15 – NW20.

I have a black lipstick by Mac but I just know if i wear it out on a regular day, Lots off ppl will stare at me as if im from outer space and sometimes im just not in the mood for all the attention.

I used to wear it all the time, with dark eye makeup at the same time. Now, it’s too harsh to do that work, so the only time I wear black lipstick for everyday things (not special occasions where my makeup is more dramatic) is if I pair it with light eye makeup.

Oh! I also wanted to mention that sheered-out black gloss is actually quite pretty. Very muted and great over pink lipstick.

Heh, if Cliinique’s Black Honey counts, it’s on my to-check-out list. I can pull off a pretty dark lip much better than nude or light colors, but I just don’t see black working well for me in either form. :/

I guess I’m in the minority… I’ve never seen an opaque black lipstick on somebody and thought “wow, that looks good.” so no. but kudos to those brave enough to give it a shot!

I do, I think it looks amazing. I wish it was 1% more acceptable so I could get a nicer tube of it and so people wouldn’t look at me like I’m a weirdo… but part of the appeal is that most people don’t wear it.

I already own both and will continue to wear them. The gloss is from Nyx when they had a larger color range for their lipgloss. The lipsticks (yes, I own a few black lipsticks) is also from Nyx, SoBe Botanicals, and J’Adore Noir when they still made lipstains.

Yep, but I don’t have one! I do, however, have UD’s gloss junkie (?) in Perversion – a sparkly charcoal color. Not black, but I layer it over super dark lipstick to get an “almost black” lip. It’s pretty awesome actually, not so much on its own, since it’s difficult to apply evenly, but over a brighter lipstick. I like it over reds, which tend to look a little “clowny” on my skin, to bring them down a peg in intensity.

Yes! I’m quite happy I can get away with wearing dark colors! I’ll always choose darker ones than those nude/pale colors.

I bought and wore Illamasqua Disciple lipstick a few times back in January and February, and Disciple is a dark navy. I liked it a lot. People hated it though! LOL

Hmm. Let’s see. I did wear it in junior high, when I was going through my gothic phase. It didn’t really look good on me. I think I’d probably go for a really, really dark plum or dark burgundy (or dark red, whatever it is) but not blue-black. Doesn’t do well with my skin tone. If I didn’t know that 10 years ago, I should know that now.

I DID wear black lipstick all the time when I was a teenager, of course back then you could only find it in stores during Halloween…(mid 1990’s)

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