Ultra violet – new Pantone color is the color of the year and it will surely become center piece of numerous dress and make-up combinations. Unlike last year's green color, purple color is more present in make-up looks, whether it is lips, eyes or nails. It's easier to customize and combine with other colors, besides, I'm sure each of us has a purple eyeshadow in a cosmetic bag.
Purple is a great color for a vibrant smokey eye, it is complemented by earthy tones for a gentler look, while for nighttime you can use black. Highly pigmented purple shades will give you a rich color with minimal application, making the shade ultra-violet and will not turn into pastel. Keep in mind that the technique of application also means a lot. Use your thermal water, moisten the brush, then take the eyeshadow and apply wet on the lids. Try SISLEY Phyto-Ombre Eclat Eye Shadow Ultra Violet, mono shadow.
Open the eyes with extended cat eye look and make it violet. Start your cat eye look at the middle of the eye and extend it only half a centimeter from the outer corner of the eye, dragging the line to the tip of the ear. Connect the line to the inner corner of the eye and leave that line slightly thinner. You can also play around with a shimmery violet color that will sway in the light and draw attention to the eyes. Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Ecstasy is a great liner that is waterproof. Extremely pigmented and durable.
One of my favorite trends is a color mascara trend. Using colored mascara, you can emphasize eyelashes, subtly choosing color to further highlight the color of your eyes, and the good news is that the purple color compliments all eye colors. Try the new YSL Vinyl Couture Mask in the Craze Purple.
The mono look with blended and blurred edges is appropriate for any situation, whether it is daytime duty or evening parties. The accentuated mono-shade can be applied on the entire lid, and for the mildly fused outer edges, blend with brush outwards. The gentle gradient effect of a single color will look natural and fresh. Creamy shades are great for quick application and repairs, so for mono look try Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow in Iridescent Pop Purple.
Spice things up with purple lipstick. All possible textures are available, this year all is IN. The rugged matte lips can make a contrast of glittering textures on the eyes, and the same goes for matte eyeshadows with shiny lip textures. Tom Ford Lip Color Violet Fatale is a creamy and pigmented hue.
The simplest way to enjoy purple is certainly nail polish. This year, you can splurge on lighter and darker shades of purple and match them for different seasons or occasions. Butter London this year, in collaboration with Pantone, launched the entire Ultra Violet collection, which includes two nail polishes.
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