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 How can I pull off purple lips?

Answer: With Selena Gomez and Lorde rocking purple lips on the red carpet, many of us have been left wondering how to make the trend wearable for everyday purposes. The good news is that thanks to these stylish ladies, there is now a wide variety of gorgeous new purple lip shades on the market, ranging from glosses to matte balms to lipsticks. Whether you’re looking for a subtle wash of lavender or a bold plum statement lip, there are definitely a full range of color options out there to fit your preference.

First, you’ll want to start by exfoliating your lips with a scrub to ensure a smooth and effortless application. Lush’s Mint Julips Scrub is the perfect solution to dry, chapped lips, and a little bit of this product goes a long way! Use a small amount to gently buff and scrub, and the results will be instant. Added bonus: it freshens your breath, too!

Now that you have a fresh canvas to work with, you’re ready to apply. If you’re worried about too much color, try starting out with a sheer purple gloss. This will allow for more buildable coverage. MAC’s Viva Glam VI is the perfect translucent purple for starters—the shade is beautiful and will last for hours.  Tip: Use more of this lipstick within the center of your bottom lip to make your lips appear bigger, giving you extra pout!

For a bit more pop, Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Grape Vine is ideal. This two in one product acts as a soothing balm and a lip sheer all at once. It’s made with SPF 20 so your lips will be protected from the sun. Plus it contains active moisturizing ingredients like aloe leaf extract and shea butter, so the more you reapply, the better your lips will feel!

If you’re looking to go all out, Shameless ColorBurst Matte Balm from Revlon is perfect. It has the shape of a pencil, application is simple and precise. It has virtually no transfer, so you won’t have to constantly worry about staining your drinking glass! You can even layer it to increase the intensity. Apply a deep red lipstick on top for maximum effect.

With spring coming up, now is the perfect time to try out a new look. From bright purple glosses to pencils and everything in between, it’s safe to say there is a shade out there for everyone!

What do you think of the purple lip trend?