The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - CONTENTS - WORDS: SALLY COAT ES

Mauve was a huge make-up trend dur­ing the Amer­i­can spring and I’m all for jump­ing on the band­wagon. The look has even been given the tick by Pin­ter­est after so­cial-me­dia searches for the shade soared. But what are you mauve? Are you pur­ple? Are you brown? Are you neu­tral? Are you bold? The short an­swer, in my opin­ion, is it’s all of those things, which is why it’s such a gor­geous colour to ex­per­i­ment with.

Mauve just may be one of those mag­i­cal hues that has its own char­ac­ter, but still goes with ev­ery­thing – cloth­ing, skin tone, eye and hair colour – it’s bril­liantly ver­sa­tile.

No mat­ter what colour your eyes are, if you’ve got a lot of lid or just a lit­tle, I’m to­tally sold on mauve eye­shadow.

Play around to find out if you pre­fer a darker or lighter mauve, a me­tal­lic or whether you lean to the brown or pur­ple end of the spec­trum.

The MAC four-in-one pow­der pal­ette lets you do just that.

For a more glam­orous, after-dark op­tion, check out RMS Mag­netic eye polish.

Fin­ish with a nude lip­pie so the at­ten­tion stays on your bright eyes.

The mauve move­ment does get a lit­tle tricker if you’re tack­ling it on your lips, which is why I pre­fer to stick to a mod­ern matte look.

ModelRock do a great matte lippy that I’ve been us­ing in a few shades lately. It goes on wet but dries matte, which helps avoid the parched, cracked feel some mattes are no­to­ri­ous for.

It’s su­per long-last­ing and I love their shade of mauve – it stands out, but not so much that it’s high main­te­nance to wear.

If you’re not keen to ex­per­i­ment on your face, leave it in the hands of Sally Hansen.

With just two coats of her Mauve Over nail polish your mani will be madeover for spring.

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