Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pucker Up in Purplish Hues!



Everything old is new again and makeup is no exception. During my high school and early college days, dark, muted lips were all the rage and it looks like it's making a strong comeback this season. Celebrities such as Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and Chanel Iman all have been seen out and about sporting dark plums and berry-colored lips.

Lip color is definitely a fun and easy way to switch up your look without the commitment. I've been taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting this lovely look with Maybelline's Color Sensational's incredibly pigmented purplish hue called, Madison Mauve, ever since I tried it during a Fashion Week promotion. Not only does it provide a rich color, it moisturizers your lips too.


Maybelline's Color Sensational lip colors in Plum-Perfect, Madison Mauve, Plum-tastic, and Yummy Plummy (not pictured) available at drugstores nationwide for $7.49.

Would you rock this vampy lip look this fall?

Four lucky readers will get a chance to try one of Maybelline's Color Sensational purple shades! Just leave a comment and the winners will be selected randomly and announced tomorrow!

25 comments:

Nicole Rogers said...

I can't say that I really like those purple lips on Rhianna but I do love purple hued lips! I think it works best on our darker complexed brown girls. I suggest wearing varying hues of purple sparingly for that extra pop of color!

dejoi said...

i love that plum-perfect. i'm picking that one up!

YaHighness said...

I loved the purplish hue on Rihanna and that is what caught my eye. I am anxious to try it however, not with dark color clothing.

antithesis said...

im not trying to win but i do want to comment:
im glad this purple trend is back b/c i bought 'bing' from mac last year and i've worn it maybe 3x. im trying to get more wear out of it. it's a deep eggplant purple and its really pretty alone (if you just put chapstick or something under) or mixed with a lipglass like 'decorative'

K. Rock said...

I would love to try something new. I would have to figure out how to rock it though.

Natakue said...

i'm really liking the colors on chanel and kelly!

do you know which colors are the first and last of the 3 maybelline lipsticks shown in the pic?

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Natuke, the first one is Plum-Perfect and the last one is Plum-Tastic. I hope this helps! :-)

Natakue said...

yes it does, thanks!

Carmesha said...

that is a pretty shade on Chanel Iman.

T said...

I'm feel like I'm turning into my mom with what I'm about to say, but: Once is enough with this horrible trend. I'm going to keep my lips light. I MIGHT try red, but that's a big might.

To each her own though. It looks good on some people.

(My mom's pretty fly btw, so turning into her is ok with me.)

K-Bear said...

I vote yes on these beauties. I will definitely be going dark this season. Aint nothing wrong with a blast from the past..every now and then! :-)

Product Junkie Diva said...

Hey Bgg
When I first saw Rihanna in that color, I was in love. I think it is a beautiful shade. The color that Chanel Iman is wearing is lovely as well. In fact I like all three shades!
It reminds me of Bing from the MAC cult of cherry collection.
PJD

Shawnta` said...

I like the shades on Chanel Iman & Kelly Rowland. I'm not sure if I'm bold enough to wear the shade Rihanna is wearing. I've never worn a purple shade of lipstick but would definitely give it a try. I think the lipstick and nail polish shades for autumn and winter are so pretty this year. I'm glad to see some of these shades making a comeback.

kitty vodka said...

wow, so pretty, i'd love to try but may turn out to be a goth clown.
I've used a sheer purple from MAC that was very pretty.

Katrina said...

I would love to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity.

Chinye said...

I love the vampy purple look and would love to try it out. Thanks for the post!

Stacy said...

I'm anxious to try it!

Abi said...

I'm feeling that come back, love the color purple ;)

ThummyB said...

Ha! I wish I had read this post last weekend. I just bought several new lipstick shades, but passed on the plums b/c I didn't realize that they were coming back. Fail!

spitfire said...

Nice pic of rih

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

The winners are Dejoi, ThummyB, Carmesha and Katrina! Congrats and please email me your mailing addresses. :-)

lymariposa said...

I love the purple, but I look like a vampire with it because of my pale skin. I think this is one trend that I'm skipping.

Natakue said...

BGG, i want to thank you for this post! i'd just been thinking about how needed to get some new colors for lipstick. i went right out and bought the plum perfect and mauve-alicious (and some other colors as well). i've gotten compliments all week! thanks for your suggestions =)

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Natakue - Oh great!!! I'm so glad you liked them. It's fun to play with different lip colors! THanks for letting me know that you did try them out. :-)

yummy411 said...

omg i love these! madison mauve and yummy plummy are my favorites!! i love these drugstore options!