By A. Krasivaya
Vivid, saturated makeup colors are very necessary now. The purple trend, in particular, has caught on like a lavender bush ablaze. Even the usually color-shy among us are embracing the violet-enhanced eye. The color is universally flattering; every eye and skin tone has its perfect purple, and cosmetics companies are flooding the market with more than enough brilliant tones and textures to please everyone.
As a self-admitted makeup snob, I’m currently feasting on a few special treats; Givenchy’s Prisme Again! Eye Shadow Quartet in Purple Emotion is gorgeously subtle and sophisticated; YSL’s Effet Faux Cils Mascara in Fascinating Violet is surprisingly wearable and especially stunning on green and blue peepers, and Nars’ single eyeshadow in Daphne (shown here courtesy of Narscosmetics.com), though a bit scary in the pan, is actually quite soft and lovely when application is sheer and controlled. From gentle lilacs to deep, sensuous plums, the purple powers that rule the wild and mystical world of warpaint have got you covered. Go forth and reign.