Every fall season, designers all over the runway showcase the bold lip theme. This year, the plum lip look was all over Christian Siriano’s Fall 2012 Collection- and it was paired beautifully with minimalistic and neutral outfits. We love the contrast of the dramatic lips and the clean-cut lines!
At NYX, we love wearing a bright bold lip year round, but something about the slightly chilly weather and the slow wardrobe shift to scarves and boots beckons us to reach for our rich plum, purple, and merlot lip shades. There are a wide variety of NYX lipsticks, lip liners, and lip glosses that can be used individually or combined to create this deep, rich look. We had so much fun testing out all the different NYX shades, and found so many creative color combinations to achieve this look.
Taking a cue from the runway, the plum lip is best paired with a clean makeup look, which will really make your lips pop! Here are some of our favorite looks from the runway and how you can achieve it using your favorite NYX lip products.
Plum Lip Look #1:
Get this seductive look in one easy step with our Round Lipstick in the color Bruised (LSS555). Check out the NYX Face Chart below to see details on how we achieved this affordable look.
Plum Lip Look #2:
To achieve the Ombre effect like the model above, fill in your lips with Matte Lipstick in Merlot (MLS16). Then, create a thick outline on your lips with our Round Lipstick in Bruised (LSS555) straight from the tube (unless you need more control with a lip brush). And BLEND! Your finger will work just fine for blending, but it may take quite a few dabs to achieve the perfect proportion of light-to-dark. This is how we put together a whole look around the ombre plum lip:
Plum Lip Look #3:
For a simpler, no-fuss look, we love pairing our Mechanical Lip Pencil in Plum (MPL16) with our Round Lipstick in Violet Ray (LSS561). The NYX shades are a touch lighter, but achieve the same glamorous look. You can finish your lips with a clear gloss (LG103) if you prefer the glossy look; otherwise it is completely optional. We recreated the look with just a handful of NYX products.
Keeping in line with the runway looks, make sure to pair this bold lip with an outfit based on basic neutral colors. The lip, after all, is your statement look and shouldn’t try to compete with the rest of your outfit.
We loved playing around with the darker colors in our lip collection- we want all of you to enjoy the different ranges and play around with the variety of shades we carry too! There are so many creative looks that can be achieved just by using a few affordable products. Please share with us your favorite NYX Plum Lip combinations for the fall!
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