Beauty Beat: Think Purple for Spring

Monday, March 1, 2010



Spring 2010 Color Trend: Purple
by Tamara

Purples, lavenders and lilacs are in for Spring. While these tones could be somewhat intimidating, the key is finding the right undertone that suits your skin. If your skin leans towards light to fair, you could certainly get away with wearing shimmery purples and lilacs as these have cooler undertones. Olive skin tones can take on matte purples, even pastels! Look for brighter tones or deep, plummy shades if your skin leans towards tan/dark skin tones to pack a punch. If you have brown or green eyes, purple eyeshadow is a sure winner to make your peepers pop!

Are you ready to incorporate purple in your beauty routine? Here are some suggestions:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Flash - a pigment-rich, bright iridescent purple

NARS Nail Polish in Purple Rain - described as a gothic purple, it is rich and shimmery, bound to become a classic.

Makeup Forever Eyeshadow in Wine Red 49 - a deep plum wine

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Fierce - a bright grape lipgloss, thick and creamy

Kat Von D Autograph Eyeliner in Turbo Lover - a bronzed metallic plum that glides on smoothly and won't smudge

Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Constant Craving - described as a luscious lavender, this nail color will look hawt on tanned skin.

What colors you are feeling for Spring? How would you wear purple?

Tamara is our Beauty Editor who will be rocking purple this Spring. She also blogs about beauty and fashion at Brunette and Pink.

22 comments:

SHOPJNSQ said...

Love that you posted about purple - as a woman with brown eyes, you clearly know that the purple makes them pop and shine.

Deborah Lippman is excellent and highly underrated! She has a great selection of colors and the polish lasts quite awhile.

great post!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

I have been all into red, red, red and just started experimenting with pinkish colors but purple is inspiring! Such a positive color!

Scientific Housewife said...

Since purple makes us hazel-eyed girl's pop, I've been using purple all year round because I love it!

mrs. halimah. said...

love it! love purple and i'll definitely give this a try. good picks. i'm jotting them down so i can pick them up next time i go makeup shopping.

Kristin said...

Ok, I NEED that first polish. Gorg!

Elise said...

I'm buying them all ! Happy March

Jaime said...

I love wearing purple nail polish and shadow (not together lol). It brings out my blue eyes!

Great color for spring :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

My dear mom would be happy with this~ she lurrrves purple!
xo

fashion herald said...

I'd totally wear that Lippman polish, love the color!

Tamara said...

Thanks ladies! I am so glad you all enjoyed it! Purple is the color of royalty and we ALL are!

modediktat said...

SPRING! PAGING SPRING!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I think purple on my nails is as far as I would go!

lei ann said...

i'm glad you're showing some purple love! i just bought the most perfect deux lux purple studded crossbody bag & am finding it fits in well with a lot of my outfits & a great transition piece between winter & spring!

PinkBow said...

ooohh love the colour purple. mmm really like the nars nail colour.

drollgirl said...

these purples are GORGEOUS!!! i have some purple stila eyeshadow somewhere. you are making me want to give it a whirl! :)

Rianna Bethany said...

oh my - i now want every single purple item you have just shown me!!!!
Rianna Bethany xxxxx

vein of noir said...

i just bought nars purple rain. i LOVE it!!

Dream Sequins said...

Tamara-- thank you for this wonderful, inspiring trend report! Love ya...

@SHOPJNSQ: I must agree with you- purple is definitely my go to eyeshadow color these days...

@Kristin: I'm stil searching for that perfect red lip color... Alas haven't found a suitable one yet!

@modediktat: Ahhhhh. If only spring could come sooner!!! xx

@drollgirl: Yeah- mad purple fever up in here! xx

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

purples/lilacs work really well on me since i am so pale...always have purple or silvery purple eye-shadow.
i LOVE the color of that NARS nail polish!
xoxo alison

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I am definitely digging those purple nail polishes. I am actually wearing a Lilac color right now.

Musie said...

That Deborah Lippman polish is infinitely covetable! I might have to get myself a bottle of that.

Denise @ Swelle said...

I love beautiful lilac shadows but there is something in those pigments that dries my skin out almost immediately - flakey skin on the upper eyelid isn't so attractive so I have to forego many of the striking colours. It's really not fair!

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