Ombré hair may be passé, but an ombré lip – that’s of the moment!
It may look intimidating at first, but we’re pleased to announce that this trend has BIG benefits. Not only does this 3-D lip subtly contour the mouth, but by selecting a darker shade for the periphery you’ll add definition, while a lighter tone in the middle will reflect light and create an illusion of fuller, juicier lips – who doesn’t want that! The key to keeping the look wearable is selecting a gradation of shades in the same tone.
- Red & Pink
- Red & Orange
- Wine & Red
- Burgundy & Red
Use a firm brush to precisely apply a deep hue along the lip line. We recommend Flapper, a deep burgundy crème inspired by 1920s glamour! Then blend it toward the center. Next, brush a lighter tone, our favorite is Gamine (a bright orange-red, reminiscent of Lucy), into the middle of the top and bottom lips. For variety and simplicity, we recommend using our Century in Red Palette to create this look. It has a range of 10 irresistible reds (including the lip colors mentioned) that are perfect for creating feathered red lip!
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This Spring, all signs point to a refreshing punch of high shine purple! Intimidated? Fear not! NYC based Makeup Artist and Color Expert, Marisa Fazzina, created two makeup looks, Nighttime Sophistication and Daytime Cutie, to demonstrate just how versatile (and magnificently wearable) Vivacious Violet is.
Captivate him with your smoky eyes and lure him in with a pop of color on your lips! Nighttime Sophisticated balances the face with by creating a dramatic eye and lip. Deeply romantic smoky eye look that effortlessly plays up the balance the eye and lip color exude.
Eyes: Create a gradation of color with Champagne Eye Shadow at the inside of the eye and increase the depth of color with Cool Black Eye Shadow extending to the outer edge. Line the lash line of the upper eye lid with Black Eye Liner Pencil.
*Be sure to apply mascara!
Cheeks: For a natural looking flush, apply our Beige Creme to Powder Blush.
Lips: Vivacious Violets Lip Gloss – no liner necessary!
* The more you apply, the more vibrant the color will become.
Wear the look anytime, anywhere. It’s soft, feminine, and simply beautiful.
: Apply Warm Peony
to the eyes and extra mascara to the lashes.
: For the perfect pink flush, use Pink Hyacinth
on the cheeks for fair skin and Lollipop
for deeper tones. *BONUS – Pink Hyacinth and Lollipop are created in multi-tasking formulas, so you can also use them as a moisturizing lip tint!
: Vivacious Violets
! Layer it for your desired look * The more you apply, the more vibrant the color will become.
How do you wear Vivacious Violets? We would love to hear about the amazing looks you create!