Met Gala 2014: Joan Smalls Smolders with a Purple Lip


Though she climbed the iconic stairs in a deep nude Vera Wang gown, Joan Smalls is clearly not afraid of a little color. The runway regular paired the gown with polished fishtail and a deep grape lip that had everyone snapping their necks for a second look. While we thought the pairing didn’t really work with her ensemble, it certainly had pop appeal that could be playful for summer. From sheer to opaque, we found a slew of sultry options to swatch this season:

1. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar: Stained Gloss in Dekadent, available at for $18
2. CoverGirl Queen Collection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Juicy Jam, available at for $7.19
3. MAC Lipstick in Heroine, available at for $16
4. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipcolor in Vigorous Violet, available at for $10.99
5. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artists Intense Color Lipstick in Pearly Violet, available at for $20
6. By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge in Plum Plump Girl, available at for $35
7. Violent Lip Temporary Lip Tattoos in Violet Glitterati, available at for $9.99