Wearing a dark lipstick is always a good idea when fall and winter seasons hit the town. If you have finally left those bright summer colors, in some corner of your beauty box, the time has come for us to see how to wear fantastic shades of purple lipstick.
The truth is that some of the makeup trends come and go, but there is still one that is always coming back, and that is – dark lipstick. This year, purple lipstick, in all its shades, took the throne over the red one. Many girls were trying to find their perfect color. While some of them succeeded, the others are still looking.
That is why, in this post, I will show you some of the newest trends, but also how to wear purple lipstick, depending on your skin type, makeup, and hairstyle.
How to Wear Purple Lipstick According to Makeup Artists
If you are going to wear a dark lipstick, first you have to scrub your lips. Put on the scrub, massage them and then put a balsam that you are usually applying. If it is too oily, put a tissue on your lips and collect the greasy residue.
Now, you are ready to put on your purple lipstick.
How to Choose Color Depending on Your Skin Type
There are many shades of plum. Some of them are probably already known to you – lavender, lilac, plum or violet. However, the critical thing to do, before buying one is to put it on, to determine whether it goes well along your skin tone.
If you have a fair skin and porcelain face, you should look for a fresh and brighter shades of purple lipstick. The shades of bright lavender, lilac and violet will pair perfectly with your fair skin tone.
On the other hand, girls with the dark skin can try darker shades, like plum or dark violet. You can also try the shades that are between red and purple. They look amazing with some winter makeup.
How to Wear a Rest of Your Makeup With Purple Lipstick
Now, when you find the right purple lipstick color, it is the time to see, how you can apply the rest of your makeup. What makeup to put on your eyes and cheeks? Let’s see.
All of the makeup artists are saying that you should keep the rest of your outfit and makeup minimal. That means that you should not put a heavy pigmented eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara all at the same time.
Instead, consider putting only a small amount of neutral eyeshadow or just a bit of mascara. Don’t worry; your lipstick will make enough color statement.
How to Pick The Best Purple Shade Depending on Your Hair Color
When we are talking about the hair color, you can apply the same rule as for your skin tone.
If you are a brunette or you have dark black hair, you can wear dark purple lipstick. Don’t worry, you won’t look monotonous. The purple lipstick is an excellent choice for dark haired girls.
However, if you are a blondie or you have bright hair, you can wear purple lipstick in shades ranging from very bright to some darker ones. I can say that is easier for the blonde girls to choose because there are many different options.
Matte or Shiny Purple Lipstick
Last few years trends were changing a lot. For few years matte was the queen of lipsticks, and nowadays shiny and metallic ones took over the makeup world.
If you want your lipstick to last a whole day, you should definitely choose the matte and creamy ones, because they can stay on your lips the longest.
On the other hand, metallic and shiny ones are only good for photoshoot sessions.
Whether you are going to choose matte or shiny purple lipstick also depends on what outfit you are wearing.
Scroll down to see how you can nail your purple lipstick with many outfit combinations.
Purple lipstick is a perfect makeup for colder days when you can style it with printed scarf or coat. Follow these example and pair the lipstick color with the accessory or with the color of your dress.
All black everything outfits are great for showing off your fabulous makeup. They are mostly casual and straightforward so that you can dominate with your purple lipstick color shade. This dark lipstick is excellent, and it goes great paired with the brown hair and a black coat.
When you are wearing elegant satin or silk dress, the best option is to try to wear purple matte lipstick. That way, you will never be over-the-line. Keep the rest of your outfit neutral, only highlighting your eyes.
You can also wear more eye-catching outfit combinations with the purple lipstick. This charming dress has so many colors on it. However, it still looks very chic and attractive. Pair your purple lipstick shade with the color of the clutch bag.
When it comes to jewelry that you can wear with the dark lipstick, try wearing big earrings like this. They can be your statement piece. Style them with a french bun and super elegant dress. Let the rest of your makeup very simple and clean.
If you follow the trends, then you probably have seen the fuschia everywhere! Pink colored staples are the must have this season. That is why I wanted you to see, how you can wear your purple lipstick and fuschia coat together and still look super chic! Round everything off with the bell bottom jeans and black turtleneck.
For the end, you will see how to style up the complete purple outfit! Pairing the same color of your pants and sweater with the bright purple lipstick is exiting. The blondies can wear this combination all the time.
I hope that you have found this makeup guide helpful. I wanted to show you that it is entirely safe to wear dark lipstick, no matter if you are a brunette or blonde. It depends on your skin tone and your outfit combinations.
Make sure to read the post about wearing matte lipstick.