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Dark Lips Are Hard, But They Don't Have to Be

Treat your dark lips with love, guys.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube -- a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than 5 million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

I love the look of a dark, wine-stained lip (just not on a first date as already established). 

The problem is that, unlike other lip colors, you can't just slap on a dark lipstick and call it a day. No, my friends — that dark lipstick needs tender care and attention so you don't look like some loon running around town with purple stains around your mouth because your lipstick bled everywhere.

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When I finally decided to commit to my "cold winter power bitch" look last season, I checked for a video from makeup artist/lipstick whisperer Lisa Eldridge for tips and tricks on how to properly werk the lewk, and was not disappointed. It's the perfect way to get a nice, clean dark lip that lasts. 

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