Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lilac Makeup Love

Could it finally be that spring has officially arrived here on the east coast?!

It's been a long, cold winter and it's so good to see the sun again!

With the arrival of spring, it is the perfect time to lighten up your makeup and ditch those dark and dreary colors from the fall and winter.

Everywhere I look, I see lilac…and nothing says spring better than the beautiful, fragrant lilac bush. The smell is intoxicating and so is the color, and its everywhere this season. It's on the runway, the nails, face and even the hair.

Lilac nails are a fun way to break into trying a little color. I happen to love this shade from Essie to liven up your hands.
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Purple shadows work well on most women. I recommend using it in the crease to brighten up the eyes.
I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay eyeshadows and love Asphyxia. It's great either wet or dry and it's creamy texture stays put all day.

To complement the purple shadow, try a purple liner. It's a nice change from the standard brown liner and really makes the white of the eyes pop! I love Urban Decay's 24/7 pencils for their excellent staying power.

Feeling brave?!
Why not try your hand at purple mascara from YSL- it's a nice daytime alternative to black mascara, and it's just fun!

One of my best finds for spring is MAC's Full of Joy blush. It's so light and fresh and works well with the purple palettes of spring. Apply it just on the apples of the cheeks for the most modern look in makeup.

And finally, you must pick up a sheer violet lip gloss for spring to finish your look!

…and wouldn't it be fun to have purple hair for a day?!


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