Yeah, I fell for the hype and caved. MAC Heroine lipstick is now in my (rather extensive) collection.
I mean, there’s just something so striking about the way Lorde looks in purple lipstick that appealed to me. And I have dark hair and pale skin. So why not try?
I thought it would be fun to pair with my 80s, shades of purple-and-colors-that-make-up-purple dress, but in hindsight, I don’t really like the combination. Live and learn!
I do like the look overall, so I thought I would share how I achieved it.
I used my Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, By Terry Cover-Expert Foundation, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, By Terry Touche Veloutée, Sunday Riley Soft Focus Finishing Loose Powder, and NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer to start off with. You can use your “base” products of choice.
First up is an eyeshadow combination I stole from a coworker. (I literally sit facing her every day, and finally caved and asked her what she wears.) 1. Naked Lunch, described as “minimal pink with shimmer” (though that’s not how it looks on), goes all over the lid, and then comes 2. Shadowy Lady, a blackened plum. This looks super dark, but when applied over the shimmery light color, comes out a lot sheerer and winds up looking a bit periwinkle. I have a lot of “lid space,” so I applied it to the outer third of my lid. If you have a smaller area to work with, try applying it in the crease/socket.
My beloved MAC Fluidline in Non-Conformist has basically dried up, so in my quest to find a similar color, I just picked up 3. INGLOT Matte Collection AMC Eyeliner Gel in 82, a slightly bluer periwinkle. Since I was going for a more 80s/rocking look, I lined the top lashline and the bottom lashline and waterline with a small brush, rather than my usual cat eye. The periwinkle color made it just a touch softer than a rocker girl look, and was more unexpected.
On to the versatile 4. MAC Dame blush. I use this with so many lipstick colors, it was such a great investment. It just gives a hint of pink cheeks, a natural flush, and doesn’t compete with the lip color, 5. MAC Heroine lipstick.
Which is fantastic! I felt a little strange with such a pure purple on (the closest I have is Bite Beauty Pastille Violet, which I don’t wear enough, though I always get complimented on it), but my theory is that you can pull anything off if you act like you can. So I did. 🙂
What do you think of the look? Would you wear this color lipstick? What’s the craziest color lipstick you own/wear?
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