Dare to go dark à la Jennifer López, Rihanna and Jessica Alba

During the sizzling summer months, bright colours and natural looks are all the rage. But there is always an exception to the rule.

Fashion designers featured luscious dark lipstick in their autumn-winter 2011-2012 shows, and celebrities have been keeping the trend alive well into spring and summer.


Jennifer Lopez, Emma Stone, Jessica Alba, Lily Collins and Rihanna are just a few of the stars who have been seduced by the sense of mystery and attitude that dark lipstick gives them, incorporating shades of plum, wine and bordeaux into their red carpet looks.

Cosmetic companies offer a broad range of dark lipsticks in a variety of shades and finishes – both glossy and matte. Below are some of the options. Do you dare to go dark?

1. Tom Ford, Lip Color Collection
2. Yves Saint Laurent, Rouge Volupté Perle
3. Clinique, Almost Lipstick
4. M.A.C., Sheen Supreme Lipglassv 5. Dior, Dior Addict
6. Deborah, Shine Creator
7. By Terry, Rouge Terrybly
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