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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Va Va Violet Lips

One of my favourite beauty trends this season is purple lips. I want to embrace my inner goth/rock-chick and work that mysterious sexy look that Rihanna is rocking so well right now.

These are of a few of the celebs who have managed to nail this tricky trend:

Rihanna looking fierrrrrce!

Leighton Meester teams bright lips with a nude palette

Agyness Dean - Maggie Thatcher icon lookalike?

The Hills girls sharing Tom Ford's Lip Colour in Bruise Plum £35 (Picture courtesy of Look magazine)

One of the models for Peter Som

Peter Som's catwalk make-up inspiration

 As readers may already know purple is my favourite colour and as my eye-shadow blending skills are up to scratch yet i do like to have lips as my main focus. I didn't want to stretch to the Tom Ford lippie favoured by The Hills girls for a very trend-led look so i ventured into Boots and picked up Revlon's Va Va Violet (663) lipstick. I think it was about £7.50 but i got it on the 3 for 2 offer.  Now i know many of you out there might shy away from such a bold dramatic look but i think this is perfect for the make-up novices who may not be that skillful with a brush but can definitely operate a bullet!

The Hills girls are going to be my make-up inspiration for the office party and i am going to attempt to recreate that nude eye with a flick of eyeliner and a dramatic lip. I'm not too sure what my colleagues may make of it but for our last night out i wore Revlon's Fuchsia lipstick so they should expect a bold look from me (i hope!).

Take a look at what it looks like on - honestly it's not that scary!

Yes - i have been playing around with photoshop!

My X Factor style photo no1!
and photo no2!

I've tried to show the colour of the lipstick in different lights and with flash and without. I've quite full lips and thought this might look too much on me but i love it!

Here's the eye make-up look i will be recreating to go with the lips:

I like the feline flicks, so will definitely need to practice this!

And if I'm feeling brave i might go ahead with a bold brow as well as seen in Grazia:

What do you think of purple lips - thumbs up or thumbs down?

And a quick how not to do purple lips from Taylor Momsem!

Working that Kevin the teenager angst


  1. i LOVE purple lips! :D i have a mac deep plum lipstick myself. sooo awesome!

  2. i think it's the BOMB!Purple is my favourite colour!

  3. Revlon's Va Va Violet looks AWESOME ON YOU!!! I've been wearing Loreal Mica which I've gotten a lot of compliments on..but I want to go bolder. Thinking of trying MAC's Heroine...I'm blonde & fair...what do you think?

  4. Revlon's Va Va Voom lipstick looks awesome on you! Beautiful pics too! I've been wearing Loreal Mica..which I've gotten a lot of compliments on..but I need a change. Thinking of trying MAC's Heroine (I'm blonde & fair) ~ What do you think???


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