Lilac beautyMarch 30, 2018
The beauty world is taking a cue this spring from Pantone, whose 2018 color of the year is Ultra Violet. When it comes to beauty, this spring’s palette of purple shades is ultra chic.
Call it lilac, lavender, amethyst, violet, periwinkle or just plain purple. Whatever you call it, you’ll be calling this spring’s popular makeup hue simply gorgeous.
You’ll find these romantic pastel hues in everything from eyeshadow and eyeliner to shimmery face powder to lipstick and gloss. If you’ve always played it safe with natural, earthy tones, now’s the time to experiment with a little color.
It’s OK. Really. You don’t have to make a long-term commitment to color. Take it one step at a time. Start off with highlighting the corners of your eyelids. Before you know it, you might go for an all-over-the-lid look.
And you don’t have to rush out and buy a pricey tube of purple lipstick. Just sweep a little lavender-tinted gloss over your regular lipstick for a beautiful shimmer. (Bonus: It’ll make your lips look fuller.)
A deeper plum shade is best for lighter skin tones. At the opposite end of the purple spectrum, a light lilac also works well if you’re light-skinned.
If you’ve got a warmer complexion with yellow undertones, go for a pink-infused pastel lavender. Darker purples are ideal for medium skin tones, while true purple pigments complement darker skin tones. A fuchsia shade, with more of a reddish tone, is also great for darker skin. And it transitions easily from a day in the office to a night on the town.
Rihanna showed up at the Grammys with positively purple eyelids. And Demi Lovato made a fashion statement at the 3rd Annual Instyle Awards with a lilac gown and matching purple makeup. (show picture)
Of course, if you fall in love with lilac you can even dye your hair to match your makeup.