Mai Quynh's 10 Faves for Dark Lips
fair/light skin: Dolce & Gabbana Voluptuous Lipstick in Magnetic Monica
"This color ($33; saksfifthavenue.com) is not super dark-it is a red wine shade that has a deep red tone that looks gorgeous on fair to light skin."
light/medium skin: Givenchy Le Rouge Matte Lipstick in Violine Precieux
"This semi-matte shade ($36; sephora.com) leaves your lips in the perfect berry tone for light to medium skin."
medium/dark skin: NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Scarlet Empress
"This color ($26; sephora.com) will create the perfect vamp on medium to dark skin without being too intense."
Dark skin: Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in 109 Rouge Noir
"This shade ($34; chanel.com) is very striking, but will look beautiful and not too dramatic on dark skin."
Sara Happ Brown Sugar Lip Scrub
"I love the taste and effect of this lip scrub ($24; nordstrom.com). It exfoliates your lips while leaving them soft and clean so they're prepped for any lip color."
Lancôme Lip Colouring Stick in Portelle
"This lip pencil ($25; lancome.com) goes on smoothly and will help create and blend to perfect your lip line."
Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm
"I'm obsessed with this lip balm ($19; nuxe.com)! It's so thick and rich and will leave your lips super hydrated."
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
"I recommend using a dense concealer to help perfect your lip line. This concealer ($32; lauramercier.com) comes in two shades, which is key to blending into your skin."
Make up for ever small concealer brush
"This brush ($21; sephora.com) is a great size to use around your lip line to remove any excess smudges."
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Brun Glace
"I love the texture of this glossy stain ($34; yslbeauty.com). It isn't sticky, but will leave your lips with a nice subtle shine. Also, the color will be a little more opaque than a typical gloss."