Makeup Monday: Lilac Luvv

by 2 January 20, 2014

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It’s no secret that the power color for Spring 2014 is purple; only this season, rather than the deep, jewel-toned eggplant you might have spotted in the fall and/or winter, purple is taking on a lighter, luvvlier hue. Whether it’s a pop of lilac on the lids or an electric shade of lavender on the lips, I cannot wait to start rocking these fresh new makeup styles.

Eyes:

As the temperatures (hopefully) begin to rise, consider this your opportunity to bust out lighter, softer colors to welcome in the approaching spring. Below are some shadow and liner looks that I love, all in shades of lilac.

[caption id="attachment_5215" align="aligncenter" width="459"]all three of these looks are feminine and dramatic in their own way. all three of these looks are feminine and dramatic in their own way.[/caption]

 To create a soft lilac eye, find a shadow quad that contains a variety of shades of purple.

[caption id="attachment_5212" align="aligncenter" width="420"]if you're feeling fancy, this Lavender Lust quad from Tom Ford has the perfect purples for spring. if you're feeling fancy, this Lavender Lust quad from Tom Ford has the perfect purples for spring.[/caption]

Lips:

I can’t believe I’m about to tell you this: PUT DOWN THE RED LIPSTICK. Yes, Red will always been queen of my lipstick drawer, too; but try mixing things up this season—not with a pink, but with a purple! I tried Brazenberry, from Maybelline’s Vivid collection, and absolutely loved it. I think you’ll be shocked by how wearable a bright lilac can actually be. Here are some of my favorites.

[caption id="attachment_5214" align="aligncenter" width="574"]left: Maybelline's Brazenberry; middle: Mac's Lavender Whip; right: Lime Crime's D'Lilac left: Maybelline's Brazenberry; middle: Mac's Lavender Whip; right: Lime Crime's D'Lilac[/caption]

 Regardless of your skin tone, have faith that there is a perfect purple out there for you. If you're not quite ready to commit to a neon lavender shade, try a more delicate shade of lilac:

[caption id="attachment_5217" align="aligncenter" width="550"]both of these models are wearing a frosty purple shade-- perfect for spring! both of these models are wearing a frosty purple shade-- perfect for spring![/caption]

Hope these pictures helped to inspire you all to try this gorgeous new shade. Please share your adventures in makeup-land with us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!

Now go put on your purple lipstick.

Katie-Signature





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