I have been obsessed with repinning images with this rich, dark purple hue. While traditionally suited for Fall, after seeing my friend Michelle wear it as part of her everyday look, I’m honestly convinced it’s made for all seasons! Plum is definitely something edgier and more interesting than your regular pinks, reds, and nude lippies.
With that said, I personally feel that for a woman to pull off this hue, she has to have a certain je ne sais quoi. It’s bold – but of a strong, quiet profile and I … am pretty certain I don’t fall into that category. I probably belong to the happy and bubbly department – plum lips won’t look as cool on me hence diminishing that edgy effect, yet I’m more than willing to give it a go! You just gotta make it work somehow, right!?
Literally making a bold statement with the lips by having subtle makeup everywhere else.
This is more of a dark wine shade – a safer option if you’re not as adventurous! Feathery lashes, strong brows and gold dusted on the eyelids make for a great night out!
When wearing a dark bold lip like plum or burgundy, it’s best to keep your colour palette as neutral as possible. This means dressing in blacks, whites, or browns accented with gold or even pewter to keep it current and elegant … while you turn edgy and daring all at once! Just look at the picture above – it IS possible – without looking OTT either.
If you’re itching for a change, definitely try a little dark lip to update your look! Here are some pretty amazing deals you can get to help kick things off:
I actually own the exact lipsticks of #1 and #2, purchased during my experimental/adventurous phases. The Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain comes off as a dark wine/berry colour depending on how intense you want it to appear. It’s my go-to product for lazy days! Seriously, super easy wear. Not that long lasting, but crazily convenient to slide on your lips that you wouldn’t even mind touching up the whole day! I’m seen wearing it in this post.
1. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush, available from Priceline at $17.95
2. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Plum Perfect, available from Priceline at $16.96
3. Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 004 (Little Black Dress), available from Priceline at $11.95
4. RiRi Hearts MAC Lipstick in Talk the Talk, available from MAC Counters at $36
Dare yourself to get a re-vamp today (get it? cause purple lips are so vampy) and let me know how it goes!! xx
ps. Reliable Youtube Beauty Guru Michelle Phan just released a tutorial on How To Wear A Dark Lip! Great timing, huh?