Wearing a true purple lip is no easy feat, but Solange Knowles pulled it off nicely while attending a recent Range Rover party in LA. Gold eye shadow and bronzer complemented the bold color, while black liner and sculpted brows gave a dramatic effect. Deeply hued plum lips are a sexy beauty accessory, so to find out tips on how to do it right, just keep reading.
- The liner: Deep black liner stands up to the boldness of an intense lip color, so don't be afraid to apply a thick winged liner in the blackest black, like L'Oréal Hip Kohl Liner ($11).
- The eye shadow: A gold shadow, like CoverGirl's Golden Sunrise ($4) or Estée Lauder's Broadway Gold ($20), will add just a touch of shimmer to brighten the look. Not only that, but gold will help the purple stand out, since they're opposites on the color wheel.
- The lips: To make that purple pop, first cover lips with concealer, such as MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($17). After the concealer sets, apply a bright purple shade like Underworld by Illumasqua ($22) or Pearly Violet by Make Up For Ever ($19) with a lip brush. If this purple is too intense for you, try something sheer like Anna Sui's Limited-Edition Mini Rouge in Purple ($20) instead.