Monday, October 13, 2008

Purple Reign

Way back in the middle of August I predicted that purple would be hot, hot, hot this fall and winter. Judging from all the plums and purples out there, I think my beauty forecast was pretty darn accurate.

Purple is a funny color--you either love it or hate it. If you want to add a hint of the royal shade to your makeup wardrobe, here are some products to check out:
  • Black Amethyst Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick by PurMinerals, $15: This sophisticated shade is supposed to look great on all skin tones. It's dark but not too flat and promised to give the wearer berry-stained lips. Pretty! Also available in a plumping lipgloss if that's more your thing.
  • DiorShow Mascara in Plum, $24. Last year, with the launch of Bad Gal Blue by Benefit Cosmetics, blue mascara was everywhere. This year, change up your look with plum-tinted mascara. It will brighten your eyes and add just a hint of lush color.
  • Wicked Lovely Lip Gloss from Smashbox, $18. Not for the faint of heart, this rich, bruised purple shade gives you a seductive shine. Embrace your darkside with this beauty!
  • Purple By Night Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer by Givenchy, $15. This violet nail polish has a lot of depth, with sparkly hints of blue, mother of pearl, and pink. Plus the formula is chip resistant so your nails stay gorgeous.
  • Violet Train Case by Sephora, $49. You'll never lose this shiny purple makeup box. Pack it with all your favorite products and you'll be organized and will look like a pro. Have I ever mentioned I love Sephora's makeup cases?
Yes, purple is a trend. A year or two from now, you may hate all the plums and violets, but for now...just enjoy it. Purple's quirky and romantic. Go ahead and embrace it!

1 comment:

phairhead said...

Check out "Parle vous OPI?" nice little muted purpley colour. I got it for my birthday to match a super cute new top. and to wear on Friday when the 'rents meet each other for the 1st time.