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Borderline Black Lipstick for Black Friday: Guest Blogger

Nothing gets us giddy like a good wedding. Katelyn Koepke Lewis, one of our lovely freelance writers, got hitched this October and we couldn’t resist asking her to share her bridal wisdom. The former PR maven and J-school grad recently went back to her editorial roots, working as a feature writer and editor for Be U Weddings, a Chicago-based blogazine. This week, Katelyn’s sharing her newlywed advice, from bridal beauty tricks that you can use post-wedding to how to pick hostess gifts for your new in-laws.

Considering it’s Black Friday and you’re all undoubtedly scouring stores for killer deals (report back!), I thought I’d take the day’s name to heart as color inspiration—for lips! Yep, I’m going there: the vampy, brooding, almost-black lips we saw all over the fall runways. From deep wines to cherry blacks, here are my of-the-moment picks for keeping the pout chic, but not too gothic. (C’mon, you know you have to at least try this dusky, seductive lipstick craze!)

(From right to left in the photo above):

Maybelline Color Sensation Lipcolor in Plum Perfect

A very rich and creamy beyond-burgundy that spices up a boots-and-jeans day look.

Givenchy Rouge Interdit No 62 Lively Black

Don’t freak out—the admittedly scary-looking stick reacts to your specific pH for a custom, soft berry. Plus, fun fact: Liv Tyler, the face of Givenchy, was the inspiration behind the line.

M.A.C. Lipstick in Film Noir

Doesn’t this look bewitching?! Blot it with a tissue for a sexy, wine-stained look.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in Purple

Gina Brooke, Madonna’s longtime make up artist, collaborated with Make Up For Ever for this collection of glossy hues. It claims to be kiss-proof—and this I’ve gotta see!

Not the department for dark lips? Try these bold, bright lip colors that any skin tone can pull off. 

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