the power of purple hair
The way to instantly update your look right now? A shot of bright colour, and this summer’s most-coveted shade – purple. It’s the hue that dominated the catwalks this season and we’re taking it one step further: stunning purple tresses accessorised with m
Our obsession with adorning our faces, especially for festivals, shows no sign of stopping and this season glitter takes a back seat as summer is all about floral embellishments. Firstly, apply KIKO Daily Protection BB Cream, £9.90, using your fingers. Then, follow our lead and dry your own flowers at home in a cool, dark place. Apply by dabbing Vaseline, £1.50, around the eye area and placing flowers, pressing down gently with an eyeshadow brush. Blend Topshop Chameleon Glow in Wax + Wane, £9.50, over cheekbones and T-zone and finish with a pop of purple mascara for that wide-awake look. MAC Zoom Mascara in Plum Reserve, £10, is the best. Add a gorgeous plum tone to brunette hair with Schwarzkopf LIVE Colour + Lift Ultra Violet, RRP £5.49.
Make like the A-list and jump on the bandwagon of embracing ultra-long locks. Give the style a new twist with plum shades by using pre-coloured wefts in your fishtail. For added impact, pair your standout ’do with strong colourwash eyes. Swipe a raspberry-coloured shadow like Morphe Pressed Pigment in Designer Everything, £6, all over the eyelid. Then, using a tapered brush, blend a bright powder shadow like MAC Dazzleshow in Feel The Fever, £16, into the outer socket of the eye.
Get in touch with the softer side of purple’s persona with a light, shimmering eye base like Bare Minerals 5in1 BB Advanced Performance Cream in Exotic Lilac, £19. Bring impact to your hair with a bold colour – we used Schwarzkopf LIVE Ultra Brights or Pastel in Purple Punk, RRP £5.49. Finish this pretty look with a slick of Barry M Lip Paint in Palest Lavender, £4.99, and add a unique twist by placing any remaining dried flowers onto freshly painted nails, sealed with a top coat.
Want a more dishevelled ’do? Apply Schwarzkopf got2b Powder’ful volumizing styling powder, RRP £4.07, to your roots before you style – gorgeous texture here we come! TIP
Make braiding easier by prepping your locks with Schwarzkopf got2b Beach Matt texturizing salt spray, RRP £4.07. For extra hold that ain’t budging, fix with Schwarzkopf got2b Happy Hour hairspray, RRP £4.07. tip
Give loose waves extra oomph by working Schwarzkopf got2b Twisted curling mousse, RRP £4.07, into towel-dried hair and dry. To finish, simply spritz with Schwarzkopf got2b #Instashine hairspray, RRP £4.07. tip