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In a Purple Haze with New Vivacious Violet Lip Gloss from Three Custom Color Specialists

 

New York-based makeup artist Marisa Fazzina joined forces with Three Custom Color Specialists this season to create a new lip gloss shade that would nod to the current fascination with bright, perky, enthusiastic lip colors without intimidating those with a more trepidatious approach to makeup. The result was the  Vivacious Violet Lip Gloss ($21.50 at ThreeCustom.com), a flirtatious, pink-tinged purple that mirrors the tint of the rosy purple petals on South African violet blooms. Tiny, delicate specks of pink sparkle push the color a bit further into the near-magenta end of the violet spectrum, making the color accessible to a larger demographic. In terms of shine, meanwhile, the gloss delivers a mirror-like sheen that looks inviting and delicious.

Below, you’ll find a swatch of the Vivacious Violet Lip Gloss. As you can see, while the color has a sheer finish, it’s pretty saturated with pigment — a surprising and praiseworthy feat given the immense number of glosses that look bright and fun in their tube but appear diluted when applied to skin.

Next, you’ll find a couple of shots of me wearing the Vivacious Violet Lip Gloss. As you’ll hopefully see from the photos, the gloss looks peppy and joyful, but it’s still subtle enough to appeal to those of you who are a bit timid about bright lip colors. I personally love the icy, shiny finish and the comfortable texture since the gloss doesn’t feel overly sticky or tacky.

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