Makeup: Purple Reign

Purple may be a secondary color, but with hues to complement every skin tone, it deserves the primary treatment. inspired by the fall runway, we give you fresh ways to wear the latest pigments

Aubergine + Neutral

Go bold with a glossy aubergine lip. Keep eyes and cheeks neutral to avoid looking too goth.

Eyes Stila eye shadow in Kitten ($18), at sephora.com. Cheeks Dolce & Gabbana blush in Tan ($44), at saks.com. Face Giorgio Armani No. 3 foundation ($59), at giorgioarmani beauty-usa.com. Lips MAC lip pencil in Plum ($13), at maccosmetics.com. Estée Lauder Pure Color lip gloss in Midnight Bloom ($20), at esteelauder.com. Nails Chanel nail polish in Paradoxal ($23), at chanel.com. RGB nail polish in Toast ($14.95), at Space519, 900 N. Michigan Ave.

 

Plum + Gold

The smoky eye gets a color jolt with  deep plum and dirty mauve. A hint of gold along the inside of the eye brings a luxe sparkle to this rock ’n’ roll look.

Eyes MAC pigment in Bloodline ($19.50), at maccosmetics.com. Chanel eye shadow in Enigma ($56), at chanel.com. L’Oréal HIP eye sha-dow duo in Ignited ($8), at lorealparis usa.com. Rimmel Max Volume Flash masacra in Black Noir ($7.19), at rimmellondon.com. Cheeks Chanel blush in Rose Temptation ($42), at chanel.com. Face Burberry sheer foundation in Trench ($52), at nordstrom.com. Benefit Girl Meets Pearl highlighter ($30), at benefitcosmetics.com. Lips NARS Pure Matte lipstick in Tashkent ($25), at saks.com. Nails Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Bad Romance ($18), at nordstrom.com. Sephora by OPI nail polish in Charge It! ($9), at sephora.com.

Tip: Matte nude lips can be hard to pull off. For a more supple lip, add gloss. Two favorites: YSL Golden lip gloss No. 31 ($30, yslbeautyus.com), a peach-tinged shade with a subtle golden sparkle, and Estée Lauder Pure Color lip gloss in Perfect Nude ($20, nordstrom.com), a creamy, fleshy tone.

 

Photography: Erika Dufour
Makeup: Sharon Casey  Nail Tech: Gloria at Kiva Salon Nail Bar at Macy’s on State  Models: Clair Catherine/Ford and Lizzy/Factor Women

 

Violet + Red

Violet eyes and cherry-red lips aren’t for wallflowers, but their clashing ways look fabulously modern. When paired with luminous skin, the two colors form a perfect match.

Eyes Estée Lauder Pure Color eye shadow in Purple Passion ($20), at esteelauder.com. Josie Maran Volume Argan mascara ($22), at sephora.com. Cheeks Dolce & Gabbana blush in Tan ($44), at saks.com. Face Dior DiorSkin Nude Compact Gelee No. 020 ($48), at nordstrom.com. Lips Dior Addict lip gloss in Little Red Dress ($26.50), at sephora.com. Nails Dior nail polish in Black Sequins ($21), at nordstrom.com. Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Between the Sheets ($16), at lippmanncollection.com.

Dolce and Gabbana blush

Tip: When wearing intense colors on the eyes and lips, go easy on the rouge. A neutral or rosy-brown blush will keep the clown comparisons at bay.

 

 

Berry + Green

Boy George doesn’t have a monopoly on dreamy colors. Red-based purple lips beautifully contrast fierce streaks of khaki green, mustard yellow, and deep teal.

Eyes Chanel Ombre Essentielle eye shadow in Vert Khaki ($28.50) and Inimitable Intense mascara in Noir ($30), at chanel.com. NARS eye shadow pencil in Palladium ($24) and eye shadow in Mangrove ($23), at narscosmetics.com. Cheeks YSL No. 19 Variation blush ($45), at yslbeauty.com. Face L’Oréal Visible Lift Serum Absolute makeup in Light Ivory ($14.95), at lorealparisusa.com. Lips Dior Serum de Rouge in Plum ($32), at sephora.com. Nails Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Across the Universe ($18), at nordstrom.com. RGB nail polish in Minty ($14.95), at Space519.

 

Photography: Erika Dufour
Makeup: Sharon Casey  Nail Tech: Gloria at Kiva Salon Nail Bar at Macy’s on State  Models: Clair Catherine/Ford and Lizzy/Factor Women

 

Tips + Inspiration

SENSATIONAL EFFECTS limited-edition eye shadow quad ($42), at lancome-usa.com

 

YSL No. 29 eye shadow duo ($41), at yslbeautyus.com

 

MAC Palace Pedigreed eye shadow quad ($36), at maccosmetics.com

 

BECCA lip tint in Sugar Plum ($23), at beccacosmetics.com

 

Color Combo Inspiration

Photography: (products) courtesy of vendors, (runway) imaxtree.com

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