Currently Coveting: Purple Now & Later

Is it just me, or has purple been having a moment for quite some time? Lavender is the big thing this summer, bringing my latest favorite beauty essentials, Essie Lilacism, MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush Duo, and Revlon Lilac Pastelle lip gloss. I’m even more excited for what purple obsessions are waiting for us in the Fall – specifically the NARS’ high voltage Daphne eyeshadow and Chanel Paradoxal nail polish (find it now, or get ready to spend some late nights scouring Ebay). Purple toned makeup looks are my favorite right now, adding a bit of coolness to highlight the bronzed skin of summer – the healthy faux bronze of course…

Purple Pleaser


Purple is a color of all seasons, and looks great on just about anyone. It’s fun to bring out the lilacs and lavenders of summer like this soft, breezy tunic from Calypso, so easily paired with white shorts or ripped jeans and caviar brown sandals.

Summer Purple


Eggplants and jewel toned royals are always on the horizon for fall. For a twist on a neutral handbag, make a deep purple one your go-to. It’ll match all your blacks and browns for the season.

Fall Purple



  1. Christine 07/20/2010 Reply

    Thanks for showcasing my all-time favorite color! These are all must-haves in my opinion. It’s the color for all seasons!

  2. I love purple, but lavender especially is not kind to my skin (“It makes you look dead,” the Norwegian Artist told me in our younger years. His tact and finesse has improved markedly in 27 years, and nowadays he would deflect my move toward lavender with the comment, “This aqueous green brings out the gorgeous blue of your eyes.”)

    But it’s good to see people wearing color, any color — thank you for the lovely photographs.

  3. Oh how I love purple. I feel like it’s so underrated. I love rocking purple make-up and nails! Thanks for showcasing all of this fab new makeup coming out! Can’t wait to get it!

  4. Hi there!!! How are you?

    I love purple! It’s my favorite eyeshadow!

    I have some earrings up for grabs on my blog. Check it out!

  5. Christine 07/28/2010 Reply

    Great post! Loooooove purple it’s my favorite color! I’ve been wanting MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush Duo but now I think I need it hahaa

  6. cute cute cute. purple is my FAVE color! loving your blog…