Monday, 19 November 2012

Colour crush.........Deepest Purple!

Deep Purple- Pantone- inspiration.
 Deep purple the colour associated with: Royalty, magic and Liberty in London. A colour so rich and sumptuous that you can create a whole look with nuances of the shade and in a literal sense let the shade *wear you* or focus with purple on the eyes coupled with nude lips or purple from deep to black/purple for the ultimate edgy statement lip. It is the ultimate *vamp* shade.

1. vamp

A femme fatale character in movies or books. The character is a woman who, while not necessarily attractive, has a certain allure (usually this striking, exotic, overtly sexy glamour), and is usually a heartless, man-eating seductress. 
My kind of girl ;)
Vintage ring, Art deco 1920's - Emerald cut Amethyst

The iconic Liberty bag

Dior campaign stronger- smoked purple eye
Focus on eyes- trend look I created using rich/deep purples

 Best Deep Purple eye shadow compact:

Tom Ford- Violet Dusk Quad-The perfect combination for a pared down dark purple eye.
 Best deep purple single shadow:

Bourjois Intense #4- a rich coloured and easy to use deep purple shadow

 Best Purple eye pencil:
Pixi Endless Silky eye pencil-Black Tulip- so creamy you can even use as a cream shadow as well as liner.

Best Purple Liquid liner:

myface Slinky- Purple Haze, the most incredible deep purple liquid liner with a little pizazz

Dolce & Gabbana- Scarlett Johannson vamping it up

Best Deep Purple lip gloss (Sheer tint):
Illamasqua sheer glos- Tantrum a beautiful transparent *juicy* dark purple- easy way to try the colour.

Best Deep purple lipstick (full pigmented):
Nars Matte Velvet lip pencil- Bleu Train- the perfect deep purple full pigmented lip colour.

Best deep purple lip liner:
Barry M lip liner - #11 Wine- works equally as well with gloss or lipstick for a precision line.

Best Deep purple Nail colour:
Chanel Vendetta- The most incredible dark purple shade.

The one that is gone but not forgotten.......................................
NARS Times Square Lipstick- From Make Up Your Mind
 Nars Times Square was a colour that was truly unique at the time a deep purple which was almost black, the original campaign was Erin O'Connor with a graphic flash of black liner, barely there base and Times Square in all of its glory- this colour looked equally amazing on darker skin tones too, I have seen it used on Alek Wek & Naomi Campbell, there was a matching lip liner and I would wear this lip colour, with a slick of Copacabana on my eyes, Zen blusher and feel like the bees knees :)
My recent homage to Times Square- I mixed about 4 shades to create the colour.

NOTE: There is a band actually called Deep Purple with *Smoke on the Water* being the strike out hit with one of the most simple and iconic intros- air guitars aloft :)