How To Pull Off A Bold Purple Lip

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Purple lipstick is the new red. Violet, lavender, and deep purple hues are becoming go-to lipstick colors for everyone, not just Instagram beauty bloggers. Now there are more ways to wear purple makeup than ever before.

Wondering how to pull off the look? It’s easier than you think. Apply a swipe of color that's barely there, or go bright and vampy. Try not to limit yourself because the fun hue can actually be somewhat neutral. Making the trend work comes down to finding the right lipstick shade for your skin tone.

For dark skin tones, a deep, vampy lipstick like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Va Va Violet will make your skin look luminous. If your skin has golden undertones, a true violet will look best (anything else may end up looking more pink). Try NYX Macaron Lippies in Violet. Those with cool undertones should opt for a blue-based purple. Tom Ford Lipstick in Violet Fatale will be perfect.

Of course, you can’t just swipe on a lavender lip with your regular makeup and call it a look; balancing this bright color with the rest of your makeup is an art form. The best makeup looks with purple peckers include flawless skin, simple liner, a light dusting of highlighter, and maybe matching eye makeup, depending on your level of adventurousness. 

In terms of products to wear with violet lipstick, you can’t go wrong with a layer of L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup for clear, glowing skin. Urban Decay NAKED Palette is good for a non-competing nude eye look. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper will give you a clean, crisp eyeliner wing. 

Ready to get inspired? This purple makeup will make you go gaga.