Color Trend: Purple

From light lilac to bright grape, purple is one of the most in-demand colors. The darker 
your skin, the brighter you can go. Plus, purple pops the eyes for contrast.

On Your Eyes
The deep shades in Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Marie-Galante can be worn solo or mixed together for a multitude of looks. $34, narscosmetics.com

How to Wear
For day, wear a light wash of purple on the lid. Create a smoky nighttime eye with deep plums and mascara and liner.

On Your Nails
A deep purple that can be worn year round, Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Viper leaves nails shiny and swathed in pretty color. $30, neimanmarcus.com

How to Wear
Lavender and light purples look best on short nails; darker purples wear well on all lengths.

On Your Lips
For a more saturated look, layer on a creamy gloss, like Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream in Purple Haze. $19, sephora.com

How to Wear
Sheer berries work, as do lavenders and pale pinky-purples. Wear what best complements your skin color.

On Your Lashes
Benefit BADgal Plum Mascara lends an intense dose of plum-purple color while defining the lashes. $19, benefitcosmetics.com

How to Wear
Opt for shades that range from dark plum to deep violet to pop the eyes—purple mascara works especially well on brown eyes.