Francois Nars once said,''For me lips are as sexy as it gets."
1. Coordinate your make up- When we are going for a dark lipstick, it means the 'centre of attraction' is going to be our LIPS. So keep everything else to the minimal. The eye makeup should be simple and as neutral as possible. In order to make the look more wearable I usually avoid 'cat-eyes' and instead go for a classic black stroke of eyeliner.
2. Lip Liner- Do not under estimate the effectiveness of a lip liner when it comes to darker shades. The liner will keep the shade from bleeding and help it to stay put for a longer time, I have messed up dark lips several times when I got lazy and skipped a lip liner!