It’s a purple explosion! The past few days I’ve been talking a lot about purple lipstick and purple lip gloss, and I know it can be intimidating to some. I wanted to put together a little look for you on just one way that I would wear purple lips. I just want to say that it was a total coincidence that I ended up with matching eye makeup as I just wanted to get some use out of my BH Cosmetics Hollywood Palette, and it happened to contain a gorgeous matte purple shade. Inside I’ve got the full look and products used!
The eye makeup is super simple and it literally only took me about five minutes. I used the BH Cosmetics Hollywood Palette, and I marked the exact shade I used above. It’s a gorgeous matte grape purple shade. I used a stiff flat brush to press this shade along my upper lash-line. I also created a cat-liner flick at the end using this shade and brush. To make the double-wing, I used the same stiff liner brush and purple shade, and dragged it along my lower lash-line, starting about two-thirds of the way in, leaving my inner eye bare. I just followed the natural shape of my eye to create a parallel wing to the upper lash wing. You can use a fluffy brush to smoke the color out a little bit along your lower lash-line if you wish. To finish the look off, I applied a very light matte brown into the crease of my eye for some definition, and applied a flesh colored eyeliner in my lower water-line. I also used a bit of the gold in the palette that is next to the purple shade in the inner corners of my eyes and in between the double wing. The look is complete!
For the lips, I used Maybelline’s Vivid Lipstick in “Brazen Berry” and put a bit of clear gloss in the middle of my lips to make them look larger. “Brazen Berry” is such a stunning hot purple lipstick shade, and you can get it at any drugstore!
The end result together is a bright, colorful purple look that I love.
The combination of purple on my lips and eyes makes my eyes look a lot more on the green side and really helps them stand out. It’s amazing what certain makeup shades will do for your features!
The BH Cosmetics Hollywood Palette information is here.
You can purchase Maybelline’s “Brazen Berry” Vivid Lipstick at any drugstore nationwide.
Feel free to play around with colors and shades that you have in your own collection as well. The beauty of makeup is experimentation!
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