How to pull off a purple pout

#GwynnieBee Beauty Report

We’ll admit to being a little skeptical about the purple lip trend that’s been popping up on runways and in editorial spreads, but after experimenting with the look ourselves, we’re sold. The key is finding a shade that complements your skin tone. We used a bright matte shade with pinky undertones on GB staffer Lisa that worked with her creamy complexion and made her blue eyes really stand out. We pulled our inspiration for the complete look from the models at Prabal Gurung who rocked cat eyes to balance out their punchy pouts.

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#GwynnieBee runway inspired makeup look

Line your upper lash line with black liquid liner, winging outwards just past the lid crease at the outer edge.

#GwynnieBee runway inspired makeup look

Apply a double coat of mascara, teasing the lashes up and out.

#GwynnieBee runway inspired makeup look

Apply a copper or rose gold shadow to the upper and lower lids, making sure to blend the shadow subtly with the liner, slightly softening the cat eye effect.

#GwynnieBee runway inspired makeup look

Add a touch of shimmer to the inner eye near the tear duct to brighten the look up.

#GwynnieBee runway inspired makeup look

A swipe of purple lipstick finishes off the look! Be sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturized first to prevent drying and to ensure that the color goes on smoothly and evenly.

#GwynnieBee runway inspired makeup look


Would you try a purple lip? Comment below!

  • Comments ( 1 )

  • Teri

    I would DEFINITELY try purple lipstick! I love trying all kinds of new fashions; having worked in/and sold cosmetics for many years.