Ombré Lips

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.

Such as:

  • 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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Safe for Work: Our Naked Picks

The New Nude: Bareley There Make-UpThis season, less is definitely more. It’s all about breathe-able, dewy skin, an ethereal glow, and super-sheer, subtly-stained lips. Here’s how to appear au natural, only better.

Always wear a nude lipstick one shade darker than your natural lip color. If the lipstick is lighter than your lipcolor, it will be too pale and wash you out.

Check out Nude Attitude which is a terrific universal shade suited to most skin tones >

Nude Attitude Lipstick
When choosing a nude blush make sure its not too yellow, pick something with the tiniest bit of pink in it.

Check out Beige Creme to Powder Blush which can also be used on the lips as a matte lip veil >

Beige Cream to Powder Blush
To make your eyes “pop” using a nude eye shadow, pick a color that is one shade lighter than your skin with both a warm and cool shimmer.

Try dusting a layer of Champagne Eye Shadow from lash line to brow bone for a stunning glow >

Champagne Eye Shadow

Get the Look: Vivacious Violets

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.

Nighttime Sophistication
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.

Daytime Cutie

Wear the look anytime, anywhere. It’s soft, feminine, and simply beautiful.

Eyes: Apply Warm Peony to the eyes and extra mascara to the lashes.
Cheeks: 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!
Lips: 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!