Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lilac Freeze

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. 

My Makeup:

Face:
Yves Rocher facial primer lotion.
Yves Saint Laurent Tient Resist #7

Cheeks:
Mark blush in After Glo

Eyes:
Sedona Lace 120 color palette - 1st Edition
     - Using almost every purple color in the palette
Urban Decay NYC Palette 
     - Psychedelic Sister - to line lower lash line
     - Uzi
Urban Decay Black eyeliner -Zero
L'oreal Lineur Intense liquid eye liner - Black
CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara - Black
Ardell false lashes - Demi Wispies

Lips:
Lime Crime lipstick - D'Lilac
Revlon lipgloss - Lilac

xoxo,

26 comments:

  1. i think this is SO amazing! i love the way colored lips look, all the shades purples look gorgeous on you!

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  2. I love Lilacism but I don't think I'd ever purchase a lilac lippy

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  3. I like the glittery frost highlight-definitely gives the look more life :P

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  4. Katrina I love your hair! I was just wondering if you had a post on how you keep your hair so healthy and what products you use.

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  5. I like the glittery frosty highlight- def gives the look more life :P

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  6. Love the make up and the lipstick ,very much
    looks nice but I wonder if it would look good by me

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  7. wow thats a stunning picture :)

    www.victoria-gabrielle.com x

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  8. I LOVE all shades of purple! Very pretty.

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  9. I love the eye makeup!!! I'm going to have to study and copy!!!!
    The lippie is pretty but can you imagine it on my chocolate self *giggles*
    Xoxo

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  10. OMG!!! You look sooooooooo GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the eyes, the nails, and the lips!!!!!

    http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com/

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  11. i dont like this look sorry, if it was just the eyes or the lips in the lilac/purple theme but both looks too much. you are beautiful and can carry it off but i dont think many people will be sporting this look.

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  12. do a tutorial !!! i think this is super pretty :)

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  13. Love the eyes and nails, but I agree that the lilac purple lips are unflattering. I tried to make it work myself, but it always ended up being too cool.

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  14. The purple eyes look really good on you, but the lilac lip looks too harsh.. besides, i dont know of anyone.. (who isnt a celebrity) who would go out with a lilac lip.

    Rebecca xo

    bekijj.blogspot.com

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  15. LOVE that lipstick!
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  16. Wow, you are so beautiful, your make up is just gorgeous!!! I simply adore the lipstick color!!! Great blog, I am now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)

    Kisses,
    Annabelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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  17. the lipstick looks quite nasty, sorry! eye make up is pretty!

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  18. Love that JJ's Don't Worry be Happy Day at the Beach. What an awesome Beach.
    Was that Deerfield Beach?
    I love those organge Asos wedges
    shoes. And so comfortable too.

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  19. Love that JJ's Don't Worry be Happy Day at the Beach.
    What an awesome Beach.
    Was that Deerfield Beach?

    I love those organge Asos wedges
    shoes. And so comfortable too.

    The pink lipstick, I pass, because it's not natural looking.

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  20. so pretty! where did you get ur lipstick from

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  21. I think the bigger problem with it is that it's too light for your skintone :) Indeed, a darker shade of lavender would be perfect but a darker lilac would look pretty nice too.

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