If there's one thing you should know about me, it's probably that I have an endless, undying love for dark lipstick. I can't help it, I just feel like it's an extension of my soul seeping through my lips, coating all my words. There was a time when I'd just transitioned from platinum blonde to natural blonde to ginger, and I thought I'd never be able to wear dark lipsticks again cause they wouldn't suit my new hair colour. Then I realised that was absurd, and I make my own rules. So dark lips and I rekindled our love affair and the rest is history.

I've got a favourite, my main girl (MAC Matte in Diva), I don't know how many sticks of that I've been through but it's

a lot

, and I've found it quite hard to match up to, in all honesty. While in Selfridges looking for Christmas presents for other people, I strolled across to the Nars counter, as you do, and had to have this as soon as I saw it. 

Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga. (£19.50)

It goes on quite sheer which I usually hate in lipsticks but this one is smooth and gorgeous, and with the right (though potentially hard to find) lipliner will be an absolute dream! I don't really struggle anymore with applying dark or bright lip colours, I think maybe it's because my lips aren't symmetrical anyway so I don't really care about them matching up so much. Or it could be all the practice, who knows. Anyway, if you are struggling to find a matching lip liner for any lipstick you have, a good thing to get in the habit of doing is taking a lip liner brush, brushing it against the lipstick and carefully lining the lips with that. 

What are your favourite dark lipsticks?

Do you have any recommendations for me? 

XO Sarah. 

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