13 March, 2013

Pretty purples: Inglot & MAC

Purple eyes and lips are popping up all over the place again, on fashion runways, magazines - well everywhere really!  Personally I'm pleased purple is having a 'moment' because it's never out of style as far as I'm concerned.  I've read - and I agree - that purple is one of the universally flattering eye makeup colours and I think there's a variation of this shade for everyone.  I'll often wear a cool neutral daytime eye and that frequently includes a purple crease shade because of the contrast with my green eyes.  It gives me a hint of colour without ever feeling overdone.

I've put this post together to share a soft purple makeup look I've been wearing lately...
 

Inglot Freedom Palette quad (shades clockwise from top: Pearl 440, Pearl 441, D.S 459, Pearl 439) This is my first Inglot palette and I love the idea behind these custom selected Freedom palettes! I selected these variations on the purple colour scale for my quad because they cover a variety of looks from daytime shimmer through to nighttime smoky.  Lately I've been wearing 440 over the lid to brighten my eyes with 441 as the crease shade for a pretty and daytime appropriate lilac eye look.  It's been my weekend go-to combination anchored with...

MAC Powerpoint (Bordeauxline) 
 I've lost count of the number of times I've posted this eyeliner pencil because I literally use it every other day!  Bordeauxline is the perfect plum shade which makes my eyes pop but is neutral enough for everyday wear.  I usually just wear it on the outer upper lash line (if I want to smoke it up a bit I'll smudge a little of the darkly sparkly D.S 459 Inglot shade over the top).

Diorshow Mascara (Black) 
A quick coat of this defines my lashes during the day.

MAC Amplified lipstick (Up The Amp)
  This creamy, opaque mid-toned purple lipstick looks a little intimidating when swatched on the arm but looks surprisingly flattering on the lips.  It sits beautifully on the border of bright but wearable and I feel quite comfortable wearing it to compliment purple eye makeup or contrast a warmer brown eye - trust me, it works!

Face of Australia blush (Nutmeg)
  I'll apply this warm toned peach blush for a pop of colour without looking too dolly!


The swatches left to right:
 Bordeauxline, Nutmeg, 440, 441, Up The Amp


To see how I wore it click on my Instagram link here.

Are you a fan of purple too?

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    1. It's one of my favourites too :)

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  2. I'm definitely a fan of purple as well! And I find I reach for purple shades more when the weather cools down... something about cold rainy days and the colour purple go well together in my eyes.
    PS: I loved that look of yours on instagram, you should do FOTDs here on the blog too :)

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    1. One day I'll pluck up the courage to show my face here! Thanks Lilit xo

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  3. I'm a big fan of purple! Especially on my lips.

    I haven't done purple lids for ages, even though I know it looks good with my brown eyes. MUST. GET. OVER. NEUTRALS. hahaha

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    1. If you think of purple as an alternative neutral then you'll get back into it! My neutrals of choice are brown, grey or purple!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful goodies there! I'm still an Inglot virgin but I love the idea of those freedom palettes!
    I love the look of the MAC lippie, actually! I'm trying to go for more "intimidating" looks these days!

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    1. A bright purple lip makes a fantastic impact - I'd love to see you wearing it!

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  5. I love purples! It's the one colour that I can safely reach for when I want to get out of my neutral eyes rut. Love! xx

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    1. Purple is my "other" neutral too - I'm forever drawn to purple makeup!

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  6. I wasn't a big fan of purple until I began reading your posts, funny isn't it? I agree with Lilit above, definitely should feature more of your beautiful mug on here PLUS on your Instagram :)

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    1. I can't believe I influenced you - wow that's pretty cool to know! One day I'll do it and post my face here I promise...

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  7. I'm still not the hugest fan of purple, but I think I will be bold and try a smoky plum shade soon. Waiting for L'oreal to go on sale ;)

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    1. Smoky plum shades are awesome to wear! Again, I think that would be a universally flattering look so go for it Larie!!

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  8. HOW GOOD DOES THAT SWATCH LOOK!
    And you really rock that MAC lipstick on #lippyaday

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    1. Thanks Coco - I love how silky the shadows apply too :)

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  10. very pretty, love all the colors

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    1. Thanks Iris - these are favourites!

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  11. I overdosed on purple during my late teens/early 20s and never fully recovered, lol. But your selection looks quite pretty and I'll have to scour my stash for some purples!

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    1. I'd be interested to see what you dig up - I'm sure you'll have something suitably chic somehow Liz! xo

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  12. Love purple because it makes your eyes really green. Another nice pallette is Australis Intensif-Eye in Fancy Pants. But any lavender in nice, especially if it has a bit of sparkle in it.

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    1. Exactly why I love wearing purple - it really emphasizes my eyes. I'm due for a trip to Priceline so I'll check out that Australis palette. Thanks!

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  13. Hi chickie, have you swatched that pretty purple palette before?
    Scratch that. I'm going to look through your archives.
    I'm a big fan of ze purples too. I have to be careful they don't lean red; otherwise I look like I have bruised eyes. *pow*!

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    1. I don't think I have - and I still haven't fully here either, oops! I really should have swatched all four shades in the palette. My mistake :p

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