Trend Alert: Purple Lips

Purple lips are a huge trend right now. It is not an easy feat to rock a bold lip like this without looking like a goth queen. I’m going to give you a few tips on pulling it off perfectly!
    
  • Pick the right shade for you.  
Go darker vs. pale and try to keep the color as rich as possible.  The color is not one size fits all.  Glossy or matte will work depending on the fullness of your lip.  Smaller lips go w/ a gloss and full lips can go either way.  Here are a few shades that are hot right now available at Sephora.com:  
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Shades 14-16
Underworld by Illumasqua
MAC in Violetta
If these purples are too intense for you, try something sheer like Anna Sui’s Limited-Edition Mini Rouge in Purple 
  • Use a bold eye liner

Deep black liner stands up to the boldness of an intense lip color, so don’t be afraid to apply a thick winged liner in the blackest black.  Liquid or creme with a thin brush works the best.

  • Easy on the eye shadow

Remember the rule of balance: Bold eye, lighter lip.  Bold lip, lighter eye.  Use more of a shimmer on your lids.  A soft gold or silver will compliment the strong lip color.  Less is definitely more!  Take the lead from trendsetters like Rhianna!  

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