This Fall Create and Eye-Illusion With the Power of Purple
Posted Aug 22, 2011
Although the Runway Pics below are from Gucci’s Spring 2011 Collection, these colors aren’t going anywhere for Fall, and the “Disco-Chic” vibe is staying put as well. What I’m loving about Fall’s Purple, is that it’s doing “Double Duty” this Season, and we’re reaping the rewards.
The glossy “Peacock” inspired Gradation-Look (below), is done by taking variations of violet/purple and subtly cascading the color-shifts from lash-brow. For the more extreme “Runway Version”, the different hues can be applied with a distinct “Block of Color”, while the more “Street Friendly”version can be done with lighter shades, that easily blend together – resulting in a kind of “Eye Illusion.” “Am I really seeing what I think I’m seeing?”
Then the flip side of the “Purple Coin” this Fall, is Purple as the New Black. And this has some serious long-term potential in the World of Beauty. Delving into the darker – more romantic purples, we find the “Magic” eggplants & aubergines. The perfect deep-purple or eggplant does what your black will do without the potential harshness, and with the added benefit of bringing out the Greens in your eyes. For a truly “Eye-Popping” good time, go to Maybelline.com for some beautiful new eye-shadows in powder/cream, or Sephora.com to peak at Dior’s fab 5-colour palette in purple.