Ok, so I must admit, I’ve never been into the whole ‘crazy-coloured lips trend’. Red? I’m all for. Orange? That’s about as far as I’ll stretch. In my view, very very few women can pull off colours like blue, purple, green (actually no one can pull off green), and certainly not me anyway. Rihanna seems to be one of these few women. She rocks a blue lip and nobody bats an eyelid. Although, she can also wear a see-through dress which displays her entire nipple and somehow make it look classy, so she is a rather extreme exception. I, on the other hand, just do not have that edgy quality about myself which can carry off something quite so daring. Until….
After seeing the gorgeous Anna from Vivianna does Makeup wearing a particularly fabulous shade of purple, I started to have second thoughts. Are purple lips a thing now then?? Either way, I was intrigued enough to buy the shade in question, MAC’s Lip Pencil in Heroine, and in doing so, threw my beauty rule book out of the window.
The result?? Ok, I don’t know whether I’ve gone all light headed in the sun, but I am in LOVE with this shade! Seriously, it is my new favourite thing. And honestly, if someone had told me I’d be waltzing round with purple lips no problem, I would have given them one of my best withering looks, but this just works! I think the reason why I like this shade so much, is that it’s not too purple, if that makes sense. It’s got a gorgeous fuchsia undertone which really complements both fair and dark hair. Plus, this stops it from being too in your face, which I found the Heroine Lipstick to be. The pencil formula is also really easy to apply and lasts forever. I mean forever. It didn’t budge throughout an entire evening of drinking cocktails in the hot Italian sun, followed by a rather large meal of pasta and tiramisu. A winner in my book!
So what do you guys think? Would you wear a purple lip? Or an even brighter colour maybe! Let me know in the comments below 💜
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