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

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