Dark Girl: Dark Purple Lipstick

I personally think deep purple is an easy color for darker girls to mess up. I don’t particularly know why, though. It’s so fitting for those moods we get into when we want to look and feel more sultry, than sexy. Perfect for when we want to be noticed but not stared at. It’s weird. Maybe I’m thinking too hard on this one. But I love a deep purple lip on rich, dark skin.

What I wore:

I’m rocking Anastasia’s Liquid Lipstick in Potion. It lasts all day long, but it can be drying. Add a small dab of lip balm before applying.

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How I pulled it off:

I pulled my hair back (well, I did that for all of these shots). But, I believe that with a deep color like this, you either go bold or go basic. I love seeing girls rock deep dark colors with super high buns or ponytails (basic) or loads of feathered layered hair (bold). I just don’t think you can pull this off without preparing to make a statement.

I chose to go basic. Slick back hair, clean eyeliner and a fake lash. No blush, but a tad bit of bronzer.

Great dark purple lipsticks for us:

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Potion ($20, Macy’s)

MAC Lipstick in Cyber ($17, MAC)

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm ($6.89, Target)

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Brazen Berry ($4.99, Target)

  • Gorg. Just gorg.

    • Melanie Yvette

      Thank you so much Ericca! I hope you rock purple lipstick. I think it would look nice on your complexion.

  • Dany

    Love your look! I love ColourPop’s Feminist and Leather. Make Up Forever’s Rouge lipstick #14 is gorgeous too.

    • Melanie Yvette

      Thank you Dany! I’ll look into those colors too. xo, Melanie

  • Shantel

    As someone who has gone “without” make-up for almost two years *gasp*.. I’m glad I stumbled up your site. All because I was trying to figure out how Erykah Badu achieved those purple lips for the Soul Train awards.. lol!

  • Sierra

    I love your blog and I love this look! I will be checking in!!

    • Melanie Yvette

      Thank you so much!!!