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There’s no denying that lavender is one of 2018’s hottest makeup trends. The softer version of violet, lavender is universally flattering when it comes to incorporating the color into your makeup routine. Taking a cue from the huge popularity of pastel pink, lavender is here to stay. From lavender lipstick to soft purple eye shadows to lilac-hued highlighter, here are our tips for incorporating the color of the summer into your beauty routine.
The best thing about lavender lipstick is that it looks good on any skin tone. It contrasts beautifully with dark skin as well as any warm-hued skin tone. Lilac lips are extremely versatile. For a long-lasting liquid lipstick, try L’Oréal Paris Paints/Lip in Lilac Lust. If a matte lipstick is more your speed, go for L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in At the Drop of a Matte. Either way, lavender is an unexpected addition to your everyday makeup.
If you’re going for a purple lip, keep the rest of your makeup simple. Neutral eye shadow with black eyeliner and a little bit of bronzer are the perfect products to complement, and highlight, your lavender lip.
Purple hues have the ability to be bold or subtle depending on how you use them. Lavender contrasts most eye colors, so it’s the perfect way to make your eyes pop. This is your guide to which lavender eye makeup look will flatter your eye color.
The secret to complementing hazel eyes? Rich, metallic shades of purple with a silvery hue like the eyeshadows in the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quad in Stacked Heels. Use a deep purple to create a cat eye with your eyeshadow and top it off with a metallic lavender on the centers of your lids. A nude lip is the perfect addition to ensure the focus is on your eye look.
A vibrant shade of lilac adds the perfect pop of color for brown eyes. Try a metallic shadow like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadow in Violet Luster to create a bold purple look for dark brown eyes. If you want something more matte, try a mauve. It’s a more neutral take on purple eyeshadow, and it looks perfectly polished when paired with a pink lip and neutral highlighter.
Purple and green are contrasting colors, so any shade of purple on the eyes will stand out. Try your classic smoky eye, but this time top it off with a sparkly lavender accent. Pair it with a peach-toned blush, and it will bring out the green in your eyes without being too contrasting.
Another option is using a violet liner, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Purple, as a playful way to show off your green eyes.
For blue eyes, a light dusting of sheer lavender eyeshadow will pair perfectly with a dark burgundy lip, like L’Oréal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Doesn’t Matte-r. But if you have blue eyes and a deep lip is a little too dark for your preference, try a bluish, grape shade for all-over color on your lid and pair it with a peachy-nude lip color.
Unconventional highlighter is having a moment, and iridescent lavender powder, like the L’Oréal True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder in Moonlight, is leading the pack. If that sounds a little intimidating, don’t let it be. Use purple-toned highlighter the same way you would use any other highlighter: on your cheekbones, temples, and the bridge of your nose.
This look is especially striking on those with fair, cool, or yellow-based skin tones, but it can look a little ashy on darker skin tones. Luckily, we have a quick fix: sweep on some of your favorite gold or peach highlighter, and then brush some lilac on top.
Now that you’ve tried lavender, think you’re ready to go all out with purple? Next up, Purple Makeup Is In: Here’s How to Wear It.