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There's a NEW COLOR in TOWN - PURPLE
There's no denying it: Arresting shades of bright orchid, mauve, plum and eggplant are delivering purple power to MAKEUP TRENDS this season, presenting obsession-worthy color to eyes, lips, and nails. We definitely got a snapshot of "the violet aesthetic" this spring and summer, but it's become a full-forced makeup movement this fall. From delicate, ethereal lavender eyes and cheeks, lush PLUM STAINED lips and eyes at Dior, to the deep, sultry pouts with MAC cosmetics, we're powerless to purple's charm. It's definitely a BOLD, get-you-noticed look, but it's also a SUPER-FRESH take on the requisite browns and berries we see EEEVVVRRRY FREEEKIN autumn. So, if there's one fall trend on its way to luring you in, THIS IS IT!!
Love me some Christina Aguilera!.......She has a beautiful canvas for a FACE!
Eyes: Whether you go with shimmery lavender effect or a dramatic pigmented plum, try any of these tools for casting a purple gaze.
Above, from left: Carolina Herrera fall 2010 backstage beauty photos via Carolina Herrera; L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Shadow Duo in Electrified, $8, available at L'Oréal Paris; TarteEmphasEYES Aqua-Gel eyeliner in Plum, $18, available at Ultra.
Above, from left: Dior fall 2010 runway photo via Dior; Dior fall 2010 backstage beauty photo via CoverGirl/Pat McGrath; M.A.C. Palace Pedigree lipstick in Cunning, $14, available August 26 at M.A.C.; YSLRogue Volupté Perle in Mesmerizing Purple, $34, available at YSL Beauty; Dior Serum de Rouge in Plum Serum, $32, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Above, from left: M.A.C. nail polish in Concubine, $12, available August 26 at M.A.C.; OPI Nail Polish in The Color To Watch, $8.50, available at Ultra; Orly Plastix Nail Polish in Purple Pleather, $7.50, available at Orly Beauty.
One of my friends on YouTube does an amazing tutorial on how to re-create the Purple Smokey Eye. Check it out!!!