The Purple Lip

By Alexis Wulf

It used to be that the only way to make a statement with lipstick was the Old Hollywood classic red lip. But thanks to the oxblood craze starting in 2012, people are now delving into darker lipstick territory. Cue the purple lipstick trend.


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That’s right – purple lips. Celebs everywhere are sporting this trend. Lorde and Rihanna are fans of the deep, smokey violet, while Selena Gomez showcases a raspberry purple. For those not ready to fully commit to the plum or blue-purple colors, try Cara Delevingne’s pinky-lavender!


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Purple lips are perfect paired with a think cat eye for a glamorous-meets-mysterious night out look. Or throw on some sunglasses and purple lipstick on an otherwise makeup-free face for a chic, pulled together look in less than a minute!

So how does one achieve celeb-perfection purple lips? Check out these favorites: Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Embrace, available at for $7.49, YSL Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 1 Violet Edition, available at for $34, or Lipstick Queen in Hello Sailor, available at for $25.


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