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We’re Obsessed With Rose Pourpre Makeup

Pink with a hint of purple - an it shade that's surprisingly wearable.

Fun summer makeup is not easiest to do. It’s a bit too late in the year to be playing around with pastels, but it’s too early – and weather inappropriate – to start piling on our smoky greys and dark tones.

The colour we can’t get enough of now is rose pourpre. Think a bright fuschia with a touch of purple. Not only is a youthful and fresh, it’s ultra wearable and goes well on most skin tones so basically everyone can pull it off.

But honestly, the best thing about it is it really pops so you don’t need much to make you look ‘done’ and brighten up your whole face. Apply it on your lips and/or cheeks (pick one for a more subtle day look, but for the night, totally go for both), or your lids if you love experimenting with makeup. Because rose pourpre is such bold colour, remember to apply it with intention. Don’t be afraid to use a firm hand when putting it on, but go light on the rest of your makeup.

If you’re not sure what to get, we’ve put together a list of our favourite rose pourpre products here.

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Shiseido Makeup VisionAiry Gel Lipstick in #214 Pink Flash, $36
This longlasting lippie has an innovative Triple Gel technology that gives full coverage that feels weightless and comfortable on your puckers. Pixi by Petra Sheer Cheek Gel in Rosy, $27, Sephora
Apply a small amount onto the apple of the cheeks and blend it out with your finger in a sweeping motion. It has a hydrating formula and leaves a soft, dewy finish. Fresh Sugar Orchid Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15, $36
Made with a blend of nourishing oils, vitamins C and E, beeswax and sugar, this antioxidant-rich lip balm with help to soften, protect and smooth your lips. Extremely wearable, feel free to layer it on for a more vibrant finish. Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette, $83
We’re in love with all 12 shades in this popular eyeshadow palette. To create your rose pourpre look, check out Bing, Devilish and Young Love. Bobbi Brown Luxe Liquid Lip in Pink Shock, $49
This liquid lip formula is created with powder pigments and mango butter to deliver a lush, comfortable finish and vivid matte colour that lasts for up to 12 hours. Nars Blush in Desire, $52
This has a richly pigmented, micronized powder formula that gives sheer but buildable colour. Best applied with a blush, the superfine powder blends effortlessly onto skin. Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnet in #501, $57
If you want something longlasting that won’t budge the entire day, then this is the lippie for you. The liquid lipstick gives intense colour with an ultra-chic matte finish that doesn’t feel heavy at all. Anna Sui Lipstick S Shade 302, $40
A limited edition summer shade, this has a sheer finish that can be used on its own or even layered on top of another colour. Chanel Rouge Coco Flash lipstick in Desir, $52
With an ultra hydrating formula, the lightweight lippie glides on effortlessly and transforms into a shiny oil upon contact with your puckers.