Don't get me wrong, I adore pink. But with last summers coral trend showing us that non-pinks are very wearable and flattering, I started wondering what other tones could tick the same boxes. Looking at this summers huge pastel trend, why not lilac?
|Revlon Super Lustrous gloss 'Lilac Pastelle' / Revlon Colorburst lipstick 'Lilac'|
As far as I'm concerned, Revlon is one of the top brands for lip products in the drugstore. The packaging is sleek and expensive looking and they have a huge shade range. I couldn't be more impressed by the gloss- this was one of the range brought out for last summer- and the colour payoff is fantastic. I also love the shade, definitely a cool lilac however very wearable. The lipstick in 'Lilac' isn't all that lilac really, more of a mauve/pink however when paired with the gloss gives a very wearable, bright lilac lip.
|(l-r) gloss, lipstick, combined|
The next purple pop comes from my favourite MAC collection last year: 'Quite Cute'.
|MAC Mineralize Blush 'Sakura'|
This pretty little blush consists of a soft lavender colour with a deeper pink-toned heart insert. However scary this may look, it actually is very wearable. As you will be able to see from the swatches below, when the two colours are swirled together this gives a pretty flush to the cheeks, I use my MAC 187 brush for the most natural application. Although on the whole I do prefer warmer tones on my skin, this being a mineralise formula it's much more forgiving and very wearable. Unfortunately this was LE, however check eBay and CCO's, you might strike it lucky!
|(l-r) both shades together, just the outer part|
Would you incorporate lilac into your makeup this spring?