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Violet is such a versatile color, it can be barely there, or it can be bright, or it can be vampy. It’s super sexy, super edgy, super chic yet, unfortunately, super difficult to incorporate in most non-red carpet looks. If you feel ready to experiment with different looks this season, then you should definitely try that look. Check out the do’s and dont’s of the violet lipstick.

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Do: Keep the rest of your makeup minimal. This is a bold colour that can (and should) stand on its own. Keep the rest of your face as bare as possible, especially if you’re fair-skinned like Amanda Seyfried.

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Don’t: Forget to blend. This is what we meant by “superb blending skills.” Pixie Lott’s lips are a freaky combination of 50 shades of purple. Not a good look.

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Do: Try a matte lipstick or stain for a sexy, retro look. It can be more subtle, so if you’re trying to ease your way into the shade, a matte finish is a great way to do so.

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Don’t: Assume any shade works for your skin tone. Ultra-fair skin can’t handle this deep plum hue, resulting in a sloppy look that ages her about 10 years.

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Do: Go multidimensional. Purple lipstick can make lips look smaller than they actually are, so dab a touch of gloss or pearly white eye shadow into the centre of your lips, a la Kelly Osbourne, to make them seem fuller than ever.

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