If you're smitten with the glowing skin, iridescent eyeshadow and vibrant purple lips from our May 2016, you're in luck. Plutino Group makeup artist Jodi Urichuk breaks down the look—and shares how to make it work for you.Forget everything you thought you knew about violet lipstick. "Purple and berry are universally flattering shades," says Urichuk. The trick to pulling off this notoriously edgy hue is finding a shade that flatters your skin tone. Urichuk says that alabaster and fair complexions look best in plum shades with pink undertones; medium and olive skin tones should opt for wine colours with red undertones; and dark complexions look incredible in bright berry hues with violet undertones.
Photo: Genevieve Charbonneau
As for formulations and finishes, if you're pale, choose a wash of colour, such as a glodd, a tint or a sheer lipstick. Medium and deep skin tones should pick a highly pigmented lipstick that gived a solid opaqueness—if you're feeling brave, try a matte finish.
This statement pout looks best with "lots of lashes and glowing skin," says Urichuk. "Glowing skin ensures that the focus remains on the lips." To create the rest of model Aluad Anei's look, Urichuk usedd a powder blush that complemented the purple lipstick, a slightly golden brown eyeshadow on lids, smudged eyeliner at the base of the top lashed and loads of mascara on both top and bottom lashes.
Photo: Daniel Harrison
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Medium to Dark, $80, charlottetilbury.com.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Khartoum, $58, narscosmetics.com.
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Violet Riot Matter, $23, sephora.ca.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Surfer Girl, $26, sephora.ca.
M.A.C Cosmetics Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel, $25, maccosmetics.ca.
GoverGirl TruBlend Blush in Deep Mauve, $14, covergirl.ca.
Clinique Lid Pop in Cocoa Pop, $22, clinique.ca.
Make Up FOr Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 501 Purple, $23, sephora.ca.
This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Canadian Living.
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