8 Daring Color Trends Everyone Can Pull Off
Is your makeup bag filled with brown eyeshadows and clear lip glosses? If so, it may be time to break out of your beige-colored comfort zone and try one of these hot new color trends. We'll show you how
Purple lipsBefore you freak, hear us out -- and believe us when we say this hot trend isn't reserved for glamazons. Even if you've never strayed from the pink lip realm, Maderich says purple isn't too far of a leap -- and it can actually be flattering. Here's how to do it right:
For fair skin tones: The paler you are, the more you'll want to lean toward a wine-purple, merlot color. Maderich says going sheer is a great way to wear the hue without letting it overpower your skin. Try Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $15 -- it goes on sheer but still gives a gorgeous color.
For medium skin tones: Try a pale purple that's almost lavender, like Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Born This Way, $26, says Daoud. "You can wear it on top of lipstick or on its own."
For darker skin tones: "The deeper the skin, the more blue-based the purple should be, so that your skin doesn't look ashy," says Maderich. Try Dior Dior Addict Lipstick in Mysterious Mauve, $30.
Bonus: Make sure you thoroughly cover any under-eye circles and blemishes when wearing a purple lip. "Anything purple will make the red in your skin stand out," says Maderich.
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