Tracee Ellis Ross Celebrity's purple lipstick trend

Tracee Ellis Ross always wears purple lipstick like a pro and has you wondering why yours doesn't come out as well as hers does.

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Tracee Ellis Ross always wears purple lipstick like a pro and has you wondering why yours doest come out as well as hers does.

This actress stepped out at BET's Black Girls Rock event in a shocking shade of purple lipstick and it looked simply amazing.

Some think you can never do wrong with this the shade: 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.

If you're looking to copy this look, tracking down a violet lipstick isn't as hard.

There are the professional brands, like M.A.C., Make Up For Ever,and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics that all have true purple shades in their core collections.

You can also find options at the drugstore as well, such as  Iman Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick in Taboo.

It is a beautiful purple shade with a supercreamy, superpigmented formula.

Many of us e are obsessed with the bright shades in the Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivids collection, which contains a vibrant purple hue (Brazen Berry) that's nearly identical to Ellis's.

There are also two gorgeous options in the NYX Wicked Lippies collection such as, Betrayal, a deep grape, and Immortal, a bright violet with the teensiest hint of shimmer.

Once you buy a color, give it a trial run around the house before you wear it out for the first time.

Sure, you might feel a little strange washing dishes with purple lips, but it will help you get comfortable wearing such an in-your-face shade.

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