Winter Purple Haze
From soft lilac and pale lavender through to deep purples, these delicious shades have been off the fashion radar far too long.
We embraced last summer with the return of these alluring shades, and they will continue on strongly through this autumn and winter seasons.
Wear them if you dare, and create amazing makeup looks for your every fashion moment.
Purple tones pared with pink, silver and soft shimmers will create a spotlight effect, beautifully highlighting the eyes. The cool tones make the complexion appear smoother and brighter.
Eminently wearable by every woman, the key is to choose the right shades for your skin tone, play up the eyes, and then use soft pink or natural tones for the rest of your makeup to keep it balanced.
For pale skin tones, choose softer lilac and lavender eyeshadow shades for a lighter effect. Wash the shadow onto the eyelid and fade it out just past the crease. The addition of a soft pink or silver shadow blended onto the centre of the lid above the pupil of the eyes, will spotlight and brighten the eyes. Just add mascara to finish.
Keep the foundation light, flawless and dewy, with a touch of soft pink blusher and lipgloss. This look is ideal for blue and grey eyes.
We used eyeshadows Magnificent Mauve, Platinum, Mulberry Satin, and Jojoba Liquid Foundation SPF15, Mild Pink Blusher and Lip Gloss Pout Popper - Quiver.
For tanned and olive skin tones, try deeper purple eyeshadows for a more dramatic effect. Brown and green eyes look great in smoky jewel-toned shades.
First line the top and bottom lash lines with black eyeliner, and then contour the eyes with a deep purple shade applied across the lid and crease, fading it away softly towards the inner corner of the eyes. Add a lighter shade of purple and some shimmer to the inner eye area to make the eyes pop, then a brighter pink along the crease. Purple tones pared with pink, silver of shimmers will create a spotlight effect.
Pink Opalescent shadow is a knock out! Finish with lots of black mascara.
Foundation looks best if kept softly matt, with a light pink or mango blusher and a natural toned lipstick or gloss. We used eyeshadows Winter Grape Matte, Crushed Violet Matte, Pink Opalescence, Funky Frost Eyedust, Gel Eyeliner - Black Out, Paramedical All in One Foundation, Loose Mineral Blusher Mango-Licious and Lipstick - Au Natural.
By keeping the eyes as the primary focal point the result is harmonious, glamorous and fun.
When using definite eye colour, prep the lids first with Good Night's Sleep Concealer. This fixes the shadows and stops creasing, and eyeshadow lasts longer and pigments stay true to colour.