So Purple lips is going to be huge for designers & catwalk this upcoming SS14 season. I shot with model Madeline Mulqueen last week – the familiar face from the Rubber Bandit’s music video – and put together that perfect Ombré Lip as one of our last looks.

make up by Aimee Connolly

Above is one of the ‘Behind the Scenes’ shots showcasing exactly what I put together. I outlined Madeline’s lip with a darker lip liner – ‘Nightmoth’ from MAC and later filled this in with ‘Rebel’ a lighter lipstick, whilst highlighting the centre with ‘Up the Amp’ again one of MAC’s finest.

This is essentially what an Ombré lip is and it can make the whole idea of braving a purple lip a lot less intimidating, its also great to know that you will be keeping right on trend this season!
Laura Mullett – Styled this super cool shoot and you can find her at
& Richie Buttle was the photographic brains behind it all –

However back to your lip look, it does not always have to contain a liner and three different lipsticks. For that reason, I have chosen four different shades of popular lipsticks to show the different strengths and tastes that are out there.

Lipstick by MAC

So the shades featured are all MAC gems once again;
1) Up the Amp 2)Heroine 3)Rebel 4)Cyber
You’ll notice two of these shades were ones that I used on the above look on Madeline. I adore them!

Lips with Lipstick by MAC

Here’s a sneak peek at how they look on;
Amazing shades!
Thats all for now guys but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
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Aimee xx