Cool, calm and oh so unconventional.
The colour blue is associated with many things, but being an easily wearable lipstick shade is definitely not one of them.
The thought of straying away from your trusty crimson or everyday nude is a scary thought, especially when it means replacing it with something as far out of your comfort zone as a daring blue.
But lately it seems makeup gurus, influencers and celeb beauty trailblazers are diving into unchartered waters by experimenting with all shades of blue for a stand-out lip that surprisingly, works on any skin tone.
The verdict? With shades such as dazzling electric eel and deep topaz, rocking a blue bullet can be just as versatile as any lip colour, but adds an edgy high-fashion flare to even the most basic outfit and makeup look.
See some inspiration on how to wear the latest lipstick trend:
Flaunting a blue lip from the latest Fenty Beauty lipstick range in the shade ‘Clapback’, this makeup maven proves you don’t have to choose one over the other – you can complement a statement lip with statement eye for a look that’s bold but still totally works.
A pale electric blue with silvery undertones can look feminine and elegant.
SLEEK AND CHIC
A deep jewel-toned blue such as the shade ‘Royal Hour’ from Mac Cosmetics, pictured here, is exceptionally flattering on olive skin tones. Paired with a fierce winged liner and high pony, it creates a look that’s super chic.
A soft baby blue lip creates a makeup look that’s sweet and futuristic when paired with shimmery millennial pink on the eyes and cheeks, along with some killer highlight.
Lighter skin tones get away with rocking blues with grey undertones such as Teal, Sapphire and Cerulean as the colour contrast is super eye-catching. Try this Powder Matte lipstick in ‘Smoky Jade’ from Maybelline cosmetics.
BRINGING THE DRAMA
Not even big hair and statement earrings can draw attention away from a perfectly painted pout when it’s covered in a deep denim shade.
From soft and feminine to elegant and high-fashion, blue-stained lips can take many unexpected turns and still look incredible. Yet, we do think a blue stained pout was destined to be showcased (and steal the show) on a glamorous dark and vampy makeup look.
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AUTHOR: Farah Khalfe