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The Dark Red Lipsticks You Need For That Perfect Vampy Pout

The K-beauty trend of gradient lips has passed its time. Say hello to the fuller, darker cousin - the vampy lip colour.

When we’re in the mood for an eye-catching yet universal lip colour, we often reach for bright red lipsticks. Instead of staying in your comfort zone, opt for slightly darker, edgier lip colours. If you’re one to follow K-beauty trends, you’d know that we are kissing goodbye to the extreme just-bitten look as makeup artists in the K-pop world opt for fuller, vampier looks.

While harshly lined lips are still foreign to K-beauty, this plumper lip look can be achieved by ensuring your lips are coloured to the edges, but blurred enough to retain a natural youthful look. A warm brick or deep burgundy shade will pair perfectly with a dewy makeup look. Check out our favourite vampy lipsticks selections above.

This article first appeared in Her World Singapore

Hera Sensual Spicy Nude Volume Matte in 480 Truffle, $43
Perfect for transitioning from a bright red to something a tone darker, this shade is in between garnet to currant. Its formula delivers a subtle plumping effect and long-lasting hydration. Gucci Beauty Rouge a Levres Mat in 511 Madge Red, $53
An extension of the Rouge a Levres Mat shade range, it delivers the same velvety matte finish and super smooth application. There is a high payoff in a single stroke with a staying power of up to six hours. Dior Lip Tattoo in 771 Natural Berry, $50
As part of the Dior Summer Collection 2020, this lip stain promises up to 12 hours of wear without drying out or colour smudging. The result? A moisturised pout coated in deep, pinkish red. Giorgio Armani Beauty Armani Beauty Lip Maestro in 405 Sultan ($55)
While a touch darker than their latest earthy brick colours, this crimson red shade is an edgy, easy to apply starter vampy lipstick. It leaves a matte finish with up to eight hours of wear. M.A.C Mosaic Masterpiece Lipstick in Tendercotta ($36)
Part of a tribute collection to Middle Eastern architecture, this dark lipstick has the same formula as the brand’s already iconic matte lipsticks. It comes with a creamy rich texture and a matte finish. Tom Ford Most Wanted in 08 Velvet Cherry ($76)
For a deeper and more mature shade, go with this Tom Ford full-coverage lipstick. Containing moisturising agents like murmuru butter and rosehip seed oil, it keeps the lips smooth and moisturised throughout.