Do you dare try purple lips? If you work a dark plum pucker you can play into the grunge trend that’s hit hard as winter approaches. There are also lavender hues that give a mod girl vibe that happened in the 90’s with the rise of what are now washed-up, pop stars. The 90’s are back! I’ve found that purple is much easier to wear than you’d think. There are tons of drugstore options available, which means it’s not completely far-fetched. And with Pantone naming Radiant Orchid as the color for 2014, purple hues are hotter than ever.
I wear a deep, dark one from Black Heart Beauty by Hot Topic called Melodrama when I want to be noticed. It requires a good primer, but most bold colors do.
My favorite light purple comes from MAC called Nicki 2, it was limited edition but I bought an extra tube so I’m still working with it. I’ve found that the lavender lip comes across more as a neutral with a little surprise.
I keep it all in place with my favorite lip primer (which also works as a liner to prevent bleeding) by BITE.
My actual lip products. Don’t judge my enormous lip prints, my mouth looks like I have a pink loveseat stuck to my face. It’s cool right? Like, Angelina Jolie?
I think most ladies are a little iffy on this trend, we’re all so used to wearing warm colors on our lips. I challenge you to go play with your makeup in the bathroom, maybe snap a selfie, and see how flattering it really can be.
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