Style Points: Violet Lips

Honestly, I don’t think a classic bright lip ever really goes out of style. To me, it adds perfect polish to the charcoal and other neutrals of transitional Fall. Of course, these bright berry hues come in bold, bolder and boldest!

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photo by Tonya Kehoe

Buzz Salon makeup artist Latisha Knight does not hold back and chooses the brightest violet Smashbox lip color in the collection! One of my favorite things about this line (available locally at Buzz Salon) is that it is HD Ready. This means that it looks flawless under photo lights, in close-ups and I can attest (as the photographer) to it’s long-wearing properties.

Latisha demonstrates in this short (and wonderful!) video just how she created this very dimensional, very plush lip look.

Video by Jason Smith

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