When I caught a glimpse of the vivid magenta lips at Sonia Rykiel's spring show in Paris, I felt like I was discovering lipstick for the first time. I'm not one to normally gravitate toward a strong lip color, but something about this shade—more grown-up than hot pink, less intense than dark berry—makes me want to redesign my entire makeup look around it. It's like the cool girl's version of red lipstick—spicier and unexpected, yet still utterly feminine. The look is the work of genius makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, who you may recall put a vibrant spin on Cleopatra eye makeup using bright violet shadow at the Victoria Beckham runway show a few weeks ago. For the look at Sonia Rykiel, Charlotte told Style.com that she used a matte, magenta-violet lip pencil. There's no mention of which one she used, but after playing around in our product closet today, I discovered that if you layer Lancôme Color Design Lipcolor in Fuchsia Clutch over Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Lipstick in No. 12 Forbidden Burgundy, the mix creates a nearly identical shade.
For a closer look at this gorgeous makeup, check out these photos from one of my favorite beauty blogs, Into The Gloss.
PHOTO FROM FASHIONOLOGIE.COM