One of the hottest makeup trends of the season is wearing a vampy matte plum shade of lipstick … And I just realised that I love it! Although dark, vampy colours like this have a reputation to look ‘goth-ish’, if it’s worn right it doesn’t have to look gothic at all! I didn’t really get into the trend until now because it’s currently summer here in South Africa and plum lipsticks are more of a fall/winter trend … But then I did my Skyfall Bond Girl Makeup Tutorial and I realized that the colour is perfect for a hot evening look whether it’s winter or not! … Which also makes it perfect for the holidays!
When I did my Skyfall Bond Girl Makeup Tutorial I realised that I didn’t have the perfect shade of plum for that look and since I loved the colour on the Bond Girl, Bérénice Marlohe and on the countless other celebs that I’ve seen wearing it lately, my quest to find the perfect plum lip colour began!
And this is what I found!
It’s a Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Colour #120 called ‘Cutting Edge’
This is what it swatches like:
It has a nice rich pigment with a matte finish, making it perfect for this trend! I also like that although it has a matte finish, it is just creamy enough that it doesn’t make your lips look dry. It’s supposed to be long lasting and it stayed on well for about five hours when I wore it, so I thought it was long lasting enough. Also, since Rimmel is a drugstore brand, it is not pricey at all which is perfect for a trendy colour that I may only really wear for one season.
I wore it with a very subtle smoky-eye with a gold shimmery base to keep the focus on my lips but still make it perfect for an evening out during the holiday season … or any evening out for that matter! As you can see in the Skyfall Bond Girl Makeup Tutorial that I did, the colour can definitely be worn with a more dramatic eye if you want to wear it that way … And when worn that way it would be perfect for a New Years Eve party or any party where you really want to ‘dress to impress’!
For tips on how to make sure your ‘bold coloured’ lips look perfect, click here.
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