Pretty in Purple

Purple reigns supreme this spring with Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. Here’s how to rock this color in makeup, and kick up your pretty before the warm weather hits. 

  • model with make-up and manicure in pinky purple

    Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, is giving spring 2014 beauty regimes a fresh, feminine overhaul. Pretty shades of purple entwined with soft pink add a hit of warmth and imagination to your cosmetics bag for an attention-grabbing look that’s not only expressive and exotic, but also effortlessly soft and elegant. Best part, you’re promised a glowing, feminine look whatever your skin tone—warm or cool, this hue compliments just about anyone.
  • Enamoured Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Oui!
    MARC JACOBS BEAUTY
    Enamoured Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Oui!

    Pumped up with a plasticizer base for long-lasting wear, this gloss plus (fine) glitter polish gives your nails an instant ultra-glam upgrade. It’s also ‘3-Free’; free of the toxic trio of chemicals— toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).
    $18 (USD), www.sephora.com
  • Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Années Folles
    NARS COSMETICS
    Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Années Folles

    This high-impact gloss will leave your lips gleaming for hours in the girliest shade of purple infused with a hit of pink. It’s enriched with nourishing, free-radical fighting ingredients to help keep your lips looking youthful, while natural lip enhancers pump up volume.
    $26 (USD), www.narscosmetics.com
  • Long-wearing Gel Eyeliner in Violet
    BOBBI BROWN
    Long-wearing Gel Eyeliner in Violet Ink

    This rich, violet-hued eyeliner takes your look to the next level. It’s long lasting, waterproof, and glides on with the ease leaving you with a smudge- and crease-proof finish.
    $26 (USD), www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com
  • Lip Tar in HOOCHIE
    OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS
    Lip Tar in HOOCHIE

    This bold shade encompasses the perfect combo of purple and fuchsia for you to flaunt your inner orchid. But beware: this color is not for the faint at heart. Its bold, matte hue is a definite statement maker. It’s also 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free, as well as paraben- and gluten-free.
    $18 (USD), www.sephora.com
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