For this makeup look, I was inspired by a Youtuber’s perfect purple lip look. In MannyMUA’s September Favorites video, he was wearing Jouer Snap Dragon lip cream and it instantly made me want to break out a purple lip. A couple years ago, the first lipstick colors I experimented with outside of nudes were purples! MAC Heroine and Up The Amp were always on my lips when I got ready for a night out. Bold lips have been my favorite to wear lately. My trick to getting the application right is to use a nude lip liner instead of red, purple, brown, anything dark or actually matching to the lipstick. Having a nude liner is so much more easy to adjust if I mess up. Then I go back in with a lip liner in the same color if I need to to perfect the edges.
I didn’t achieve the plum lip I originally had in mind like Manny had on, but instead I went with this bright purple combo I really liked. I think MAC Up The Amp would have been perfect to achieve that with a bit of deep plum lip liner like Nightmoth, but I didn’t think of that until just now. For the second lip option, I used MAC Viva Glam III. I love the matte finish of this lipstick, and the color is so beautiful. It is the perfect brownish burgundy mauve lipstick for fall.
Lip Option #1 – Bright Purple/ Fuschia
Lip Option #2 – Dark Nude/ Brown Red
Nivea Aftershave Balm to prime
Loreal True Match Foundation (W5)
Maybelline Age Rewind Brightener concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent setting powder
Bare Minerals Well Rested to set concealer and brighten
MAC Sun Power Bronzer
MAC Breezy Blush
Becca Champagne Pop highlight
MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Eye Base
Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette:
Tempura as a base from lid to brow bone
Raw Sienna in the crease
Realgar in crease, outer corner, bottom lash line
Cypress Umber to darken up outer v and lower lash line.
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy all over lid
Champagne Pop inner corner
NYC liquid eyeliner
Sephora Colorful Shadow + Liner white pencil in waterline
Loreal Miss Manga Rock mascara
Koko Queen B Lashes
Anastasia Auburn Dipbrow Pomade
Lip 1: MAC Flat Out Fabulous and MAC Heroine, layered.
Lip 2: MAC Viva Glam III
Happy Monday! Thanks for reading and have a fab week. 🙂