This seems to be one of those things that people either love or hate, so today I want all of your opinions regarding this trend.
I've seen a lot of models and celebrities rocking purple lips and I personally have always thought it looked cool. Purple lipstick looks quirky, daring, and a little avant garde.
But is purple lipstick better suited for the runways and high fashion magazines? To be honest, my immediate answer to this question was going to be "yes". However, I remembered that I started my fashion blog to show and prove to people that there are no rules when it comes to fashion, and that you can make anything work if you try. So what better way to put my idea to the test than by buying myself a purple lipstick (or two) and trying it out for myself? I ended up buying these lip tints from EXCEL Paris, two of which are purple (one dark and one light).
Here are some photos of me wearing the lighter shade (second one from the left in the above photo).
What do you think? Personally, I feel like I can make it work. I think one of the most common "problems" that people face when it comes to purple lipstick is that oftentimes it can make you look like you're dying from hypothermia lol.
Because of this, I came up with some simple solutions to avoid suffering from this dilemma.
1) Add color to your face using a little bit of bronzer. The goal here is to look a bit tan and avoid looking pale as much as possible to avoid having that "Corpse Bride" look.
2) Sweep a small amount of blush onto your cheeks just to give yourself that "flushed" aura and a livelier vibe.
3) Choose the right shade of purple. If you have a tan complexion like I do, choose a brighter and lighter shade, whereas if you have a paler skin tone, go for a darker purple. Doing this creates contrast and prevent you from having that dull look.
So now, ask me that question again. Is purple lipstick strictly for magazines and fashion shows? My answer is "NO".
Like I said, you can wear anything you want (be it clothes, accessories, makeup, etc.) and make it work as long as you tailor it to suit your style and your personal look. Of course, confidence is a must! I know that's a very typical thing to say, but it really is true. When you're confident, you can make anything look fierce.
How about you? What do you think of purple lipstick? Yay or nay? Do you think it looks okay on me?
*Fashion tip: Purple lipstick will look especially nice when combined with edgier outfits.