Mermaid Lips

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My new favorite lip color is this lilac purple from Covergirl. It’s such a unique shade but it’s so pretty! I wanted to try something a little different from the usual and mix the purple shade with a light pink shade from Revlon for an ombre vibe. The end result was gorgeous and I can’t get over the lipstick 😍  I kept the rest of my face simple with some neutral eyeshadow, I wanted all the focus on my lips!

My makeup routine for foundation, concealer, and powder is the same as it is in my everyday makeup look. I primed with the e.l.f. blurring primer and blended two foundations: itCosmetics CC cream (one pump) and Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Foundation (two pumps). I used my beautyblender for this task! I blend all the way down my neck, too. For concealer, I used itCosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye underneath my eyes and Maybelline Superstay Concealer for anywhere I had redness (chin, nose, forehead). I set everything with my favorite powder, Tarte Amazonian Clay Pressed Powder. These are all products that I almost always use on my face, I can’t live without them!

I got a few inquiries about what shades I use for foundation/concealer. For the CC cream, I use medium. MUFE HD foundation is in the shade Y245. As for concealers, I have the shade neutral for itCosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye (always go one shade lighter for under-eye concealer) and the Maybelline concealer is in the shade 20. The lipstick shades I wore are: Cosmo Kitty (Katy Kat Matte/Covergirl, purple) and Crush (Revlon, pink).

I just got the Tarteist Pro eyeshadow palette from Tarte and it’s my new favorite palette. I’ve been using it a ton for eyeshadow looks. It has a lot of purple shades with go really well with my copper hair! Focusing on the eyes, I applied vintage all over my eyelid and blended innocent on my crease. In the outer corner, I blended bold and ethereal (for a little shimmer). That’s it! I kept my eyeshadow warm and simple, I didn’t want to over-do it. I used Revlon ColorStay eyeliner and CoverGirl Bloom mascara, both in black, to finish off the look. For my brows, I lightly applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade ebony.

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  • Tereza

    This looks beautiful on you! I don’t think I’d be able to pull it off but it brings out your eyes so much! Gorgeous! Btw can we talk about that Marc Jacobs primer for a minute – how have I only discovered it two months ago, it’s blooming life changing haha! x

  • CoCo

    What a bold lip! It looks great on you but I don’t think I could pull if off!

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    Wow. I could not pull that off at all. My daughter would be all over it because she loves fun lip colors.

  • Mandy Carter

    I love how it looks on you. I do not think I got the confidence to wear the color out anywhere though.

  • jessi

    you really rock that purple lip. I would be too scared to try such a bold color but you make it look easy

  • Janel

    Super cute on you. Sadly I don’t think I could pull off this look. I might try it for a party or a fun event.

  • Debra

    This is a fun color, I’ve never been able to pull of that color though. But it sure looks good on you!

  • HilLesha

    I used to not like wearing lipstick, but I have been veering away from the norm by wearing it lately. I prefer nudes and some reds, but I do love this color. So fun and unique!

  • Ana

    I love a good purple lip and this lilac has got my seal of approval. It’s lush.

  • Courteney Noonan

    Wow I love these two colours together! They really suit your makeup look. I’ve never tried doing ombre lips before – maybe one day I will 🙂

  • karen

    I would look so terrible rocking a purple lip – but you do it well. Smart to keep the rest of the makeup simple, as this bright shade is rocking the entire look!

  • Robin Rue

    These lips are so much fun! They look fantastic on you and I would wonder if I could pull it off.

  • Krystle Cook

    What an amazing color! I need to track this down and give this a go for myself.

  • Brandi Puga

    That is a great color on you! It is definitely one that you have to have the right skin tone to not look washed out with…I wish i could do it!

  • Tabitha Shakespeare

    I’ve never been much of a lipstick wearer but ive been inspired by this post! that purple color is so pretty!

  • Marisa

    Such a beautiful color it really looks amazing on you … I wear more neutral colors,.. but this looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Dawn McAlexander

    Your lips look good like that. You have similar lips to my daughter. She could probably pull this off better than me. I bet she would like to try it too.

  • Debra M Schroeder

    Why is it called mermaid lips? Is it because the water is freezing and their lips turn blue or purple? 🙂

  • Charlotte

    I would definitely not be able to pull this off! it’s such a lovely, vibrant color and it looks great on you but I think it would be too much from me haha, I don’t have that kind of confidence

  • Ashley @ Far Beyond Love

    I don’t feel like I could pull that off but it’s absolutely gorgeous on you! It’s a beautiful unique color.

  • Cara (@StylishGeek)

    Very chic and definitely fun puckers! I love it! Looks so fab on you! I see that you are also featuring that Tarte palette. Love that! I have one and it’s so fab!

  • Theresa

    Your makeup looks excellent! I really like the fun colors. They look nice on you!

  • Heather

    So so pretty! I don’t think I could pull it off! I want to wear lipstick so badly, but whenever I put it on it looks so unnatural on me (I’ve always been a chapstick girl). I love it though!

    • Lydia

      Start with some pinky-nudes! They still look natural but are simple

  • Kristin

    Ok, I want to try this stat. Your lips turned out just gorgeous! And mermaid anything really, I’m down. Bwah!

  • Amie @ Busy Bliss

    I know I couldn’t pull off purple lips, but it looks great on you! Your make-up looks flawless 🙂

  • Krystel @ Planning The Magic

    This looks so interesting and hard to do haha. I don’t do makeup at all so all of this looks foreign. Looks beautiful!

  • Di Hickman

    Whoa this is a beautiful color on you! I fear I’m past the age of that color having the same effect. Man I would have totally rocked this in my 20’s!

  • Jalisa Harris

    Love that color on you. Like many have said lol I don’t think it may look great on me.

  • Brittany

    Ahh! I love the color so much! I’ve been branching out of my normal colors and having more fun with my lipstick lately. I am loving it! I’ll have to try this one!

  • Angela Ricardo

    As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. I love discovering and checking out new things. I love It Cosmetics and I’ve been hearing a lot if good feedback about it too.

  • Jennifer (JenuineMom)

    Wow, gorgeous shades of lip color there! I love the colors — perfect for spring and summer.

  • CourtneyLynne

    Omg just loving the color of your lips!!!! So cute!! So chic!!! So need to try it myself

  • Blythe Alpern

    I love the ombre look you created. I’m a huge fan of purple lipsticks, but have such a hard time finding the right pink shade. This would be the perfect way to wear both.

  • Amber Nelson

    I don’t think I could pull this off but it sure looks great on you! You go girl!

  • Jennifer

    Ah, to be young again and be able to wear colors like this. You look really good in it. Purple was always my fun lipstick color!

  • Karina Pacheco

    That is such a pretty color and it looks great on you. I’ve found a few purple toned lipsticks that I’ve fallen in love. I have to check this one out 🙂 color is definitely fun!