We weren’t exactly drunk in love with what we saw from the neck down at La Perla’s Fall 2017 underwear-meets-outerwear runway romp (you’d actually have to be drunk), but the wine-colored lids and lips on supes like Naomi Campbell, Sasha Pivovarova, and Isabeli Fontana were dazzling. While most of us wouldn’t normally reach for burgundy over basic brown eyeshadow, last night’s show and multiple celebs riding a similar color wave (like Rihanna, Deepika Padukone, and Sophia Bush) has us rethinking our go-to palette. The same can be said of our tried-and-true tube of red lipstick.
Face painter Erin Parsons reached for Maybelline New York’s Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lipstick in Midnight Merlot to craft both the eyes and lips seen on the likes of Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn. For staying power, she blended a violet lip liner through the crease and bolstered the color with black pencil between lashes and along the waterline before dabbing the creamy lipstick in the center of the lid. Maybelline’s Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Fuchsia was layered over top to make the purple really pop. Clear gloss polished off the look and lent a sultry sheen.
On lips, she used the same violet liner to fill in models’ pouts before dabbing Midnight Merlot over top. Her trick for adding instant dimension to vampy hues that have a tendency to look flat: Run a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover down the center of your lips to remove a bit of pigment and reveal a “brightness.”
Whether you choose to emphasize your eyes or lips, consider your Valentine’s Day makeup look set. Even better: At $7.50, this double-duty lipstick leaves plenty of money leftover over for luxe La Perla lingerie.