Runway Beauty: Glossy Purple Lips at Veronique Branquinho Fall 2013

A glossy purple lip dominated the look at Veronique Branquinho A/W 2013 at Paris Fashion Week. “The look is more about an aesthetic sophistication, punctuated with a clean, fresh, purple lip… it’s just gorgeous” said lead makeup artist Inge Grognard working for M·A·C Cosmetics.

Veronique Branquinho A/W 2013 runway beauty

* Mineralize Charged Water Face & Body mixed with Studio Finish SPF 15 Concealer – blended into skin to remove any redness while providing a luminous, clean finish.
* M·A·C PRO White Face & Body – just a touch was blended into skin for a polished effect, using 252 Large Shade and 190 Foundation Brushes to apply.
* M·A·C PRO Invisible Set Powder – applied only where needed to eliminate unwanted shine.

Brows are brushed upwards to groom.
* Extended Play Lash Endlessly Black Mascara – a whisper amount is applied to lightly tint lashes.

* M·A·C PRO Rich Purple Chromagraphic Pencil – layered over the lip’s natural shape, being careful to not overdraw.
* Ruby Woo Lipstick – applied in opaque layer over lips with 213 FLUFF BRUSH.
* Clear Lipglass – lacquered over lips for a glossy finish.

Glossy Purple Lips at Veronique Branquinho Fall 2013

Images: Courtesy of MAC.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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