Lilac has been a huge hit this spring, with appearances in multiple beauty campaigns. It's become a must have lipstick shade, and even though I do own a few shades of lilac, I would never wear them out of the house. Its too drastic of a color that can throw off the softness of your features. It lacks warmth, and gives a yellow tinge to the teeth. In my opinion, other variations of the light purple shade, such as lavender, are much more flattering in the beauty realm.
I gave lilac a chance...a few chances in fact. I own Lime Crime lipstick in D'Lilac and wore it on my lips today. Its a great dupe for MAC's Quite Cute lipstick, and much easier to find since Quite Cute has been doing a disappearing act ever since its release date. People wait in lines and clog up MAC's website speed in order to get their hands on the lilac lipstick. One which I assume will be collecting dust in their stashes.
It's a fun shade, I had a blast taking photos with it, but again...very unflattering. As you can see, I came out with ONE photo. It gives a doll like lifeless appearance to lips. I smothered a Revlon Lilac lipgloss over it. The lipgloss was a touch warmer and gave a pinkish hue. It was a much needed warmth to the color and gave the lipstick a smoother feel. To create a Lilac lipstick, it would require much pigment, there for taking away from the smoothness and moisture of the lipstick, so I would recommend a lipgloss over it, also to smooth harsh lines.
On my nails I wore Essie's nail polish in "Lilacism". Lilac is such a fun color, and I would much prefer to wear it on my nails rather than on my face. Again, it appears cold and very blue hinted. "Lilacism" has been a very popular color this spring and I assume it won't be going anywhere. I have received many compliments on the color and do not regret buying it one bit, but it still takes second place to lavender, which is a warmer color with more pinkish hues.
On my eyes I used my Sedona Lace 120 color palette along with my Urban Decay NYC palette specifically for Psychedelic Sister and Uzi. It was all about any purple color that I could find in those two palettes. I highlighted with Uzi, a super glittery frosty silver, which gave a gorgeous effect to the already cold lilac color I was going for.