6 Ways To Wear Dark Red Lipstick For When You're Feeling Your Own Vixen Vibes

Time to replace the red.

Berry Lipstick

Less obvious than bright red, and way more moody and interesting than a nude, berry lipstick is the easiest way to add a little cool girl vamp to any going out out look.

Whether your style vibe is more Morticia Addams meets old Hollywood, Dolce-esque Sicilian temptress or haute couture goth girl from The Craft, a two minute application of dark red berry lipstick will add instant drama to any look. And don't we all want our Christmas party look to be dramatic? No...?

From an A-list worthy glossy finish, to a matte liquid lipstick that'll survive even the most passionate of mistletoe kisses, here's six ways to work berry lipstick and feel your own badass vixen vibes.

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1 Matte As Hell

The right way to work high fashion goth girl, opt for a purple-toned red with a matte finish for berry lips that'll outlast your New Year's kiss. Give lips a good old scrub to remove any dead skin as long-lasting liquid lipsticks can be drying. And chapped lips are so not hot.

Try... Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Rubino, £11.20

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2 Cherry Red

Calling all blondes! If a super dark matte lipstick feels a little harsh next to your golden locks, try a lighter red take on the berry trend. A satin finish lipstick with a hint of festive gold shimmer makes the look way less intimidating.

Try... Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Tony 72, £28

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3 Go Plum

Ok, plum might not count as a berry per se, but the purple meets dark red tone says blackberry all over. Team a semi-matte finish lipstick (that's not shiny, but not a 24hour stay all day situation to you and me) with a matching lip liner to keep everything in place. Bleeding berry lips is not the look we're after.

Try... Burberry Lip Velvet in Bright Plum No.426, £26

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4 All Over Gloss

If a full on dark red berry lipstick feels a bit bold for your first foray into the statement-making trend, then go for a gloss instead. Keep it sheer and shiny for a more subtle finish or layer it up for vinyl-effect lips that make you look like an old Hollywood plastic fantastic cyborg. In a good way, of course.

Try... Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in 772 Epique, £23.40

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5 Make It Metallic (And Matchy-Matchy)

Work your berry lipstick a la Lily Collins and you'll be guaranteed to get asked these two questions all evening: 1. 'Is that lipstick metallic?' 2. 'Did you put it on your eyes??' Answers - yes and yes. Give your going out out make-up a 2017 twist with a metallic finish lipstick that looks next level luxe. Then, smudge a little on to your eyelids to hit 2017 make-up trend no.2 - matchy-matchy eyes and lips. 

Try... Lipstick Queen Bête Noir Lipstick in Possessed Metal, £28

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6 Sheer And Balmy

Dark red berry lipstick doesn't have to look flat and lifeless. Get your hands on a tinted lip balm for a more understated take on the trend that says, 'Oh these berry lips? They were here when I woke up.' Keep an eye out for decent pigment levels to ensure the colour shows up on all skin tones.

Try... Kjaer Weiss Lip Tint in Beloved, £35

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