Darling Buds – The Flower Petal Lip Trend

This season is all about the pout and how better to compliment this seasons floral prints than with an orchard inspired, flower petal lip.

Parabal Gurung’s Spring 2012 catwalk show presented the quirky look with bright fuchsia, outer edged lips, bleeding into deep plum tones on the inner lip.


The graduated colour is created through the use of dark eyeliner around the opening of the lips followed by a dark purple, magenta and bright pink lip colour, all seamlessly blended to create the orchard lip. Sounds simple enough, but this look takes a lot of practice and artistic flare, though the final subtle but gorgeous look, is well worth the effort.

An extra tip is to slightly extend your own natural lip line through the use of a lip liner matching the final bright pink colour to give yourself slightly more surface area to work with and also try not to have your chosen shades be poles apart on the colour spectrum. The closer the match the easier to blend.

No need for gloss to finish off. Keep the look matte to maintain the multi-dimensional look.

An amazing look when perfected but difficult to maintain all night (unless you plan to spend most of it in front of a mirror). Eating, drinking, kissing you name it causes smudging and the damage is irreversible. Back to square one. Well worth a try though just make sure you have all your photos taken before you leave the house.

Happy Trending 🙂


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