Of the dozens and dozens of makeup artists I’ve interviewed over the years, there is one shade that comes up again and again as universally flattering on most skin tones: plum. This can be worn as a sheer stain for a subtle effect or full-on for dramatic colour. I first noticed this backstage during Fashion Week when I noticed makeup artists using this shade on models. They liked it as it works with so many different ethnicities and was a change from dramatic blue-red or pink. And it works particularly well during the Autumn season when temperatures start to fall.
I’ve spotted one I particularly like: Teeez Cosmetics Trouble Kissproof Lipstick in “Subversive Plum”. It’s a warm plum that leaves a matte effect of lips. Better yet, it doesn’t dry out lips thanks to hydrating ingredients. I love the tag line: “ Everyone wants to get into a bit of trouble every now and then.”
Teeez Cosmetics is a Dutch artistry makeup brand that creates edgy formulas and designs beautiful packaging. This lipstick is a great example.
The Giveaway: I’m gave away a Teeez Trouble Kissproof Liquid Lipstick in “Subversive Plum” to one lucky newsletter subscriber. To enter, I asked readers to tell me in a blog post comment what is their favourite lipstick shade. Maryann from Ottawa told us and we drew her name. Congrats Maryann!
Teeez beauty, a Dutch artistry makeup brand, is available at teeezcosmetics.com