Tracee%20Ellis%20Ross vertical rexusa 2677221ea How to Pull Off Purple Lipstick Like Tracee Ellis Ross
Hello, Tracee Ellis Ross! Over the weekend, the actress stepped out at BET’s Black Girls Rock event in a shocking shade of purple lipstick—and it looked freakin’ amazing. But the shade can get a bad rap: If worn with too much makeup, it can look kooky or costumey. If worn with no makeup at all, it can make you look a little like an extra on The Walking Dead. Ellis strikes the right balance, wearing just enough to support the flashy color: a little foundation, a tiny hint of blush to bring color to the cheeks, and intense black eyeliner and mascara. She’s not wearing any eye shadow; there’s no crazy contouring and no shimmery highlighter. Nothing about the rest of her look distracts from the bold hue—not even the color of her dress.