Violet Lips

In Fashion Week on February 14, 2009 at 5:01 pm


Forget the berry tones of autumn & winter; spring & summer are all about futuristic purple tints on eyes and lips. Zac Posen showed violet lips, and Aquascutum showed glossy metallic iris eyes.

To create the look above Charlotte Tilbury, makeup artist for MAC used “pale violet pigment on the lips, followed by a white tint on the cupids bow and center of the lips to give a sexy, iridescent sheen” and then “maintained a feminine focus” by doing  eyes with cool pink and lilac and no eyeliner or mascara.

In The Makeup Says: To take this look from runway to realway, keep futuristic purple eyes at the lashline only rather than all over the lid. Smudge Laura Mercier kohl eye pencil in purple sapphire around the upper and lower lashline, then use Lancôme’s Le Crayon Kohl in Blanc in the inner corners. Get “realway” violet lips by applying one coat of something like MAC lipstick in Up The Amp (a creamy Lavendar Violet), blot with a tissue to create a violet stain, and then soften it up with a clear lip balm or gloss.

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  1. Wow! Bam!!! Purple lips are always amazing in that Matrix sort of way! I love the MAC colors for this purpose, but Benefit also makes some great purples as well!!!

  2. I am always on the lookout for new purples. NYX has a few nice ones as well.

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