Lockdown Chic: Purple Is Having A Moment RN And Here’s How You Can Embrace It
During these past 5 months, owing to the lockdown, we’ve seen the advent of various skincare and nail art trends. Makeup, on the other hand, has been MIA—that is, until now. Over the past few weeks, a new colour has emerged from the shadows and taken over our social feed. It has also unexpectedly dethroned the Pantone Colour of the Year—Classic Blue. This new reigning colour is said to be THE colour for next season. Intrigued? We’re talking about the gorgeous shade purple.
This regal colour has already taken over the fashion scene and has now made its way to the beauty world. And believe it or not, it is more wearable than you think! It is also the prettiest colour to sport on your face—and the key to nailing this look is highlighting just one feature while keeping the rest neutral. From lips to eyes and even lashes, whether you’re into minimal makeup or love all things bold and edgy, keep reading to learn how you can embrace this trend.
The best thing about the purple makeup trend is that you have an assortment of shades to choose from. Pastel purples, bright neon hues, lavender and even dark plum—there’s something for everyone.
If You Just Want To Dip Your Toes In The Water…
Many of us are a little apprehensive when it comes to trying our bold new trends. And that’s okay! You can start with the subtle, and gradually work your way to an edgier style of you like the look!
Add A Splash Of Colour With Purple Mascara
Coating your lashes with a purple shade is a less intimidating way to embrace this trend and TBH, we’re obsessed with how this one simple product can make a whole lot of difference. Just one coat of purple mascara on your lashes can instantly add a playful touch to your entire look.
Make A Statement With Purple Eyeliner
Whether you like to keep things minimum when it comes to your makeup or you’re not ready to jump into some bold looks just yet, you can still embrace this makeup trend with the help of purple eyeliner. Lining your lower lash line with this shade or even creating a subtle cat-eye flick will add a modern yet sexy touch to your look. If you are feeling a bit daring, you can switch up your graphic white liner game with purple.
If you’re looking for a good purple liner, look no further. The LIT Matte Eyeliner Pencil in Wicked by MyGlamm is an aubergine purple shade that has a matte finish with a rich colour payoff. It’s also water-resistant and made from a smart combination of different waxes for an effortlessly creamy application.
For Those Who Love All Things Bold And Edgy…
If you’re someone who isn’t afraid to try all things bold and beautiful, we’ve got some ideas for you.
Experiment With Purple Eyeshadow
Instead of your classic black smoky eye, take things up a notch by opting for a jewel-toned hue. The application process remains the same, all you need to do is switch the colours from black to purple. You can also add a bit of shimmer to really accentuate the eyes and create an ethereal look which will leave everyone mesmerized.
Tip: Purple speaks for itself, so do not mix it with any other colours, but if you want to make the colour pop, then apply a light concealer on your lids before using the shadow. For those with brown eyes, opt for warmer purple hues.
Add some sparkle to your eyes with a metallic violet shade from the Manish Malhotra 9 in 1 Eyeshadow Palette by MyGlamm. This eclectic palette consists of mattes, metallics and iridescent hues which are easy to blend. They are also free from parabens, oils, mineral oils and can give you an immediate colour payoff with a single stroke.
The Manish Malhotra Metallic Chalk Duo in Ignite includes a Violet shade which comes in an easy-to-use pencil. This eye chalk cum face chalk & lip chalk is also lightweight, contains tapioca starch for better shine control and has a pearlescent colour payoff.
Pucker Up With Purple Lipstick
When it comes to your lips, the colour choices are endless. You can bring out your edgy side and make a statement by coating your lips with a lavender shade or you can try a warmer violet or a plum hue to keep it chic and sexy. The key to pulling off this lipstick shade is all in the application process. First, create a smooth canvas by prepping your lips–exfoliating will remove any dry or dead skin. Next, use a liner that’s closer to your lipstick shade to define your lips. This will also prevent your lipstick from bleeding or feathering under a mask. Finally, swipe on your purple lipstick and you’re good to go.
Looking for the perfect purple matte shade? Then the LIT Liquid Matte Lipstick in DTF by MyGlamm is just what you need. It lasts for up to 12hours and unlike other matte lipsticks, this collection is enriched with Morinaga Oil to moisturise and smoothen dry, damaged lips.
If it’s a purple lipgloss that you’re looking for then give K.Play Flavoured Lipgloss in Blueberry Rush a shot. Enriched with Vitamin E and jojoba oil, this highly pigmented lip colour glides on perfectly, leaving behind a rich fruity flavour.
See, incorporating purple into your makeup look wasn’t as complicated as it might have seemed. So are you going to give it a shot?