Holiday Makeup Looks
Purple is a great party color and makes a bold statement when applied correctly. Here, the lips take center stage.
To achieve a sexy mouth that lasts through an entire evening, line and fill the entire lip with lip pencil. Filling in with lip pencil gives you an even layer of color across the lips and offers much longer wear. After filling in, take your lip brush and go over the entire lip to make sure color is evenly placed. Then add a dusting of powder directly over the pencil (or put a tissue over the lips and dust over that) to really set the color.
Experiment with lip colors such as sheer grape, sugar plum, or shades of fuchsia and magenta. Try sheer gloss for a subdued shimmer; for the more adventurous, try a lip color that offers fuller coverage.
Finish with foundation on the eyes to even out skin tone, and add a hint of midnight blue liner along the upper lashline. Then, soften this look with a bit of coordinating eye shadow, such as an amethyst or navy blue for a modified smoky eye. This look will beautifully balance out the purple hue without overpowering the face.