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Purple Reign1 of 11
By Naomi Chrisoulakis
Ever since Pantone announced radiant orchid as their color of the year, we've been finding ways to look pretty in purple. Check out our plum pickings, and how to rock the gorgeous hue in ten surprisingly wearable ways.
Lip Service2 of 11
If you're a little nervous about wearing purple makeup, start with something understated, like Fresh's lip treatment. The blend of sugar and essential oils exfoliates and provides sun protection, as well as gives your lips a pop of soft, sheer color.
SHOP NOW: Fresh sugar lip treatment in Plum, $23, qvc.com
Nailed It3 of 11
A splash of this springtime hue on your nails is the easiest way to incorporate the color into your look. As an added bonus, purple-toned polishes can help cancel reddish tones in your fingers.
SHOP NOW: Butter London nail lacquer in Scoundrel, $15, ulta.com
Eye Spy4 of 11
When you're ready for a slightly bolder look, try lining the inner rim of your eye with a purple-tinted pencil, like Laura Geller's gel-like eyeliner. The subtly shimmery purple hue best complements green and brown eyes.
SHOP NOW: Laura Geller INKcredible gel eyeliner pencil, $20, qvc.com
Smoke & Mirrors5 of 11
A smoky purple eye is less intense than black or gray, but still gives you a sultry vibe. Blend two purple shadows, like the plum and lavender shades in Mally Beauty's palette, for a great going-out look.
SHOP NOW: Mally Beauty eye shadow duo in Plum/Lavender, $25, qvc.com
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Mouth Off6 of 11
Give your everyday pink lipstick a touch of shine by adding MAC's tinted lip gloss on top. The result is an amped-up but still wearable look with a nod to the color of the moment.
SHOP NOW: MAC Cosmetics Dazzleglass in Funtabulous, $20, maccosmetics.com
Lash Out7 of 11
Forget shrinking violets: Coating your lashes with Blinc's purple mascara will get you noticed—in a good way. The flash of color is especially gorgeous on hazel eyes.
SHOP NOW: Blinc Kiss Me Mascara in Dark Purple, $16, blush.com
So Cheeky8 of 11
Purple blush might sound like a trend best left in the '80s, but Benefit makes a soft lavender cheek tint that's incredibly natural looking. Rub just a dab into the apples of your cheeks for the perfect no-makeup makeup look that's popular this spring.
SHOP NOW: Benefit Lollitint, $30, sephora.com
Welcome Matte9 of 11
Orchid's definitely an adventurous lipstick shade, but you can pull off the purplish-pink color by applying a matte formula, such as Sephora + Pantone Universe's version, and keeping the rest of your makeup low-key.
SHOP NOW: Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush matte lipstick, $18, sephora.com
Rock Out10 of 11
Let out your inner rocker with Sephora Collection's colorful hair chalk. You can use it on wet or dry hair to create an ombre effect on the ends. Better yet? It washes straight out on Monday morning.
SHOP NOW: Sephora Collection Pastel Hair Chalk in Lilac, $12, sephora.com
All That Glitters11 of 11
A soft wash of shimmery lilac on the lid looks fresh for spring. Keep the rest of your lid bare—save for some mascara—to keep it modern.
SHOP NOW: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Orchid, $26, nordstrom.com
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