Trend Alert: Purple Lipstick Is The New Red!

by | Oct 4, 2016 | Make-up

Are you ready to give up your all time favourite red lipstick for something a bit more edgier and daring?

A purple pout, currently the trending hue for lips that flatters pretty much everyone. See how these celebs rocked their purple lippy and make up artist Kristen tells us why it works…

Taraji P Henson

Look at how beautifully daring Taraji is, “rocking a matte true lilac which works really well with her black eyelid paired with loads of lashes,” says make up artist Kirsten Rossiter.

Try: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Megnetic Magenta, R125



Whether you’re in the ‘Bee-Hive’ or not, you cant debate how hot Queen Bee is with her subtle, yet so gorgeous purple lips.  “Grape meets fuchsia – perfectly worn by Beyonce as a bold, statement lip with a super natural face,” says Rossiter.

Try: L’Oréal Infallible Matte Lipstick in I Gotta Feeling, R169


Jessica Nkosi

Less is more, Jessica defines this. Looking very fresh but yet so chic, “for that understated everyday look, a subtle toned lilac is perfect and works beautifully with her olive skin,” says Rossiter.

Try: Avon Colour Trend Lipstick in Violet Pocket, R70


Jennifer Hudson

See how Jennifer’s lips are looking so flawless with big pop of colour, those alone command attention. Making a statement without even opening her mouth. ” She has a muted glossy lilac, works well as an added feature to Jennifer Hudson’s striking cat eyes,” says Rossiter.

Try: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in True Liar, R295


Dineo Moeketsi

Go completely bold and out of your comfort zone like Dineo, who is doing best with her purple eye and lips, looking stunning all the way. “Her well co-ordinated eyes and lips hits the monochromatic trend with power,” says Rossiter. You can’t miss her timeless beauty.

Try: Essence Lipstick in Velvet Matt, R45


 Go ahead and Slay Queens…

Looking for more on lipstick? Here are two no-fail lipstick looks that suit everyone and an easy lipstick  shade guide for choosing the perfect red.

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