With the festive season fast approaching its time to start thinking about your makeup. I wanted to share my bold party lip look as its so easy to do yourself. This look is a great alternative to a smokey or glittery eye and is just as effective. A bold lip is a perfect way to make statement with your makeup and stand out in the crowd. I am all about the bold lips and for me the best way to brighten up my complexion and really feel good is to wear something bright on my lips.

For this shoot I really wanted to play with colour on the lips and with the model’s pale complexion this lip really worked. I am totally obsessed with the purple lipstick and it looks so amazing with a fresh contoured face. I definitely prefer a matt lip as firstly it lasts the distance and just looks so much better on. Of course if purple isn’t your shade then work a red, orange or pink to make your lipstick statement. If you love a touch of a gloss then layer over your matt lip. A lip pencil is also a great way to really define your lips and just makes everything really sharp.

Eyes can be kept to a minimal or just a sweep of an eyeshadow or long wearing cream shadow works perfectly. Or even a simple liner on the eyes plus lots of mascara and groomed brows. Skin should be flawless and a contoured face is key to pull off the look. For this shoot I used my Lime Crime Velventine lipstick in rave its a gorgeous shade of purple. As it is a great alternative to the usual bold lipsticks that we always wear. Sadly the brand isn’t available in SA . However, similar shades are Mac lipstick Violetta or Smashbox Matte Violet Riot.

Have you sported a purple lip yet?

Shahnaz x

 

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