We’re not shy about our obsession with red lips. Besides being a classic makeup look with the ability to polish any outfit (even your weekend sweats), the bright hue also acts as a glam pick-me-up — swipe it on, you feel instantly swankier. But even your most solid standbys need to be switched up every once in a while. That’s where this red lip alternative comes into play: purple lips. Currently trending all over Instagram, this darker, bolder lipstick hue can read so many ways — perky + pretty, edgy + fierce, moody + cool — packing that much more personality into your getup in a totally unexpected way. Scroll through to see nine of our favorite Instababes rocking the lipstick trend you need to try when you’re SO over red lips.
2. @flashesofstyle: Bonnie is not shy to add a little glamour to her life with her pointed dark nails and matching dark lipstick. Mermaid waves and a teddy bear coat don’t hurt the vibe, either. (Photo via @flashesofstyle)
5. @keikolynn: Berry purple and chocolate brown might not seem like most natural pair, but the duo is all the rage this season. Take it from Keiko who’s reinventing what a daytime makeup look means for cool girls. (Photo via @keikolynn)
8. @juleytl: Juley is doing nerdy chic *so* right with her top-knot bun, dark sweater and purple lip. With just purple nails to to tie the look together, you really don’t need much to mimic this layback look. (Photo via @juleytl)
What lipstick color do you wear when you’re so over red? Show us how you rock dark purple lips by tagging us on Instagram.