Forget deep wine-stained lips, this new purple that's been making it's way around England is bright, festive and playful. Take Gabriella Ellis from Made in Chelsea for example. Her metallic almost magenta shade brightens up her whole look. Then there's Jodie Williams who was spotted a couple of weeks ago at a benefit in Marylebone wearing a similar shade and Lia Toby in a darker, more matte tone, but also in the same fun colour family. Leave a comment to let me know what you think of this look and shop purple lipsticks and glosses here!
Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh were both spotted earlier in the week at the Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Albert Hall in London wearing matching dresses and dark, plum-coloured lipstick. Burgundy is a hot colour this season, so I'm not surprised to see it matriculating between fashion and beauty. However, it is a strong hue to carry. Shop plum lipsticks below and vote to let me know what you think of this crushed berry colour.
If you're looking for one product to take away with you from the fabulous fashions shows in Paris, I'd go for the lips. With hair being swept back into sleek ponytails, buns and chignons and eyes being either bare or quite bright, there's one colour on the lips I just loved. It's a deep, dark vampy purple gloss worn on the models at the Yves Saint Laurent Show called Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain No 1 in Violet.
What makes it so fabulous is that yes — it has that light lovely floral smell like the rest of the YSL lip goodies do, but even more amazing is that it stands the test of time — for real! Since it's a cross between a lip stain and a lip gloss, it starts off super shiny and eventually melts away (long after you've eaten and had some champy) into a deep wine tint. For £22, now you too can look like a model next Autumn.
True purple lips were all the rage at the Giorgio Armani Prive Show in Paris yesterday. At first glance, I was sure it was a burgundy or wine-stain style shade, but as I look closer, the colour is actually more of a primary purple. I love this look, especially how it's shown here paired with a sleek eye and a matte, plain face. It's gives off an heir of edgy regal. Shop some muted versions of purple lip products below and leave a comment letting me know if you'd ever rock purple lips in real life.
Well lookie here! Perhaps Leighton Meester read all about purple must-have makeup yesterday and became inspired to wear this bright, metallic shade of lipstick to a Harry Winston diamond event last night in New York. I love how she's always willing to take risks when it comes to beauty and she's wearing the colour quite well paired with a polished face and toned down eyes, but I'm just not sure if this shade is too 1980s for my taste. How about you? Are you feeling this hot purple lip look on Leighton?
This season, punchypurples have all of the power. They range from rich wine shades to blackberry and aren't shy about being the statement in your beauty look. I've gathered nine products from a few of my favourite beauty brands below to take you on an Autumn/Winter/Christmastime journey through the passions of purple. Check out the selection here and let me know which purple product you want most!
Estelle's new video for "Falling in Love" has her hanging out with Nas and John Legend while rocking some of the sweetest purple lipstick we've seen in a long time. Like last year's black lipstick trend, purple is extremely striking, but unlike its darker counterpart, it can look cool and edgy without being severe. It's also a neutral shade, so it works on lots of different skin tones. Depending on how bold you want to get with it, you can wear anything from a tinted balm to a creamy aubergine lipstick. Below are three of our purple picks.
In my experience, Spring makeup trends fluctuate from year to year between pops of bold juicy, punchy colours and pretty pastels. However, what makes this year so special is the mix of lights and brights. The one colour that we see blooming all over the place is lilac. Purples have been reigning supreme for the past two years, be it in versions of dark, goth lip shades, metallic eye shadows or deep violet nail lacquers, but this season things are looking quite soft with a range of lovely lilacs.
The star product in the new NARS collection is a matte, dusty powder eye shadow called D. Gorgeous (£16), MAC is bringing us a beautiful ombre gradated blush called Azalea Blossom (£19.50) and Revlon, always on-trend at affordable prices, is launching a nail polish called Lilac Pastille which will be available at mass retailers this March (£6.29). Then there's a luscious new sheer, sparkling pale purple-pink lip Glossimer from Chanel called Futile (£17), and lastly Dior is launching a showstopping duo shadow in 945 which contains both a slate purple and a sweet light violet. Are you keen to get on the lilac colour train this Spring?