REFRESH YOUR LOOK AND MAKE YOUR EYE COLOUR POP WITH SPRING’S MOST FLATTERING SHADE
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.