Ginta Lapida at Peter Som F/W 2010
Please don’t get mad at me for posting so much fall stuff. Every fashion season feels a bit like a fresh start, almost like a new day of school, and I’m inspired and excited for new beginnings. What am I so excited for? Purple lipstick. And you thought I was getting all deep and mushy on you – I’m just talking lipstick!

I adore the purple lip colour at Peter Som F/W. It’s a little dark at first glance but also very elegant when combined with a neutral eye. “The look was Uptown girl meets Woodstock, a shimmery golden eye to contradict the deep, dark purple lip,” said Tom Pecheux, the lead make-up artist for MAC. Lips were lined with MAC’s lip pencil in “Currant” and then filled with a brand new shade of lipstick called “Kittenish” from MAC’s Feline collection that should be available in August.

MAC “Kittenish” Lipstick ($16.50 at MAC, available August)
MAC “Currant” Lip Pencil ($16.50 CAD at MAC)

But if you want to play around with purple in the meantime, don’t fret: there is a close shade that was used for Jason Wu’s S/S 2010 show. Same MAC “Currant” lip liner, but this time with MAC’s “Cyber” lipstick.

Vlada Roslyakova at Jason Wu S/S 2010
MAC “Cyber” Lipstick ($16.50 CAD at MAC)
For a really deep, rich blackberry colour, try YSL’s “Black Tulip.” It’s a stunner!

However, I think I’ll wait ’til fall. Call me conventional, but dark lipstick is quintessentially a fall affair for me.