Soft vs Edgy

I can't get over this editorial series on Violet Grey featuring supermodel Amber Valetta. The series highlights the transformative power of red lipstick throughout centuries, my favourite looks is this soft 18th century inspired look and also the modern edgy red lip.

Photo by Naj Jamai for Violet Grey

Photo by Naj Jamai for Violet Grey

For this look, I would apply the same red lipstick on both lips and cheeks. On lips, dab on the centre of the lips and blot with tissue. Repeat for intensity. On cheeks, dab on cheeks lightly and feather the edges out with fingers. Wear your finest french lace. Try Lipstick Queen's Medieval lipstick.

Photo by Naj Jamai for Violet Grey

Photo by Naj Jamai for Violet Grey

The focus is on the lips. Creamy red, not much makeup elsewhere. Finish off with undone hair, a t-shirt and a biker leather jacket. My recommended lipstick for this look is NARS Jungle Red.