Celebrity beauty trend – Purple Violet

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Violet tones are a constant presence on runways, stages or red carpets for a few years now. And it’s no surprise as this royal color can convey both elegance and a bohemian exotic style. One of the latest acclaimed designer collections to recognize this is English Rose line for Spring 2014 one can find in Burberry stores in London, a beautiful display in soft fluid fabrics, with a garden of lace, floral motifs and all sorts of feminine embellishments in rosy purples and lavender shades. 

The purple shades of 2012 are slowly getting replaced by colder violets in 2013, culminating with two of Pantone’s favorite colors for Spring 2014 – Violet Tulip and Radiant Orchid. Looking beyond numbers and official guidelines, the simple way to look at trends is to see what celebrities are wearing: daily life, TV shows, photo shoots, red carpet appearances and even instagram, they all give us a peek at the fashion and beauty trends that celebrities adore. 

It’s not just about clothing, and celebrities seem to recognize this; a violet sundress or a purple skirt are an expressive dash of color but what makes more of a statement than a deep berry lipstick? Well, few things indeed, but what about violet hair? Kelly Osbourne’s colorful looks have started an entire rainbow hair addiction with countless celebrities (and fans alike) trying out those light blue-violet strands, in different interpretations. It’s a delicate look to get right but from Kelly’s completely lilac set of hair to Alexa Chung’s use of hair chalk in delicate hues, there are all sorts of options you can explore. Lilah Parsons went halfway and dyed her tips with different violet tones contrasting nicely with her brunette hair. It’s a good look for blondes too, but maybe avoid Christina Aguilera’s half-do or Jessie J’s bold color if you don’t have to attitude to match. A spectacular hair accessory like Katy Perry’s plastic-fantastic violet flowers is a style statement just as effective. 

So maybe you don’t want to go all out on the purple addiction and start with something more temporary, like make-up. 2014’s runways were full of pretty experiments with violet powders. Staring with Marchesa’s sensible lilac eyeshades and ending with Emerson’s purple winged eyeliner, there’s a look for every style. Take a look at Kerry Washington for an elegant apparition at a cocktail party or some Emma Roberts inspiration for an eye-catching dancing queen on a night out. Just get your gentleman a purple jacket to match and you’re ready to party in style (Gucci style, to be exact)!
Lancome charmed everybody, Arlenis Sosa included, with its Violet Grove Nail Polish in a bright violet shade. Effective but discrete, it’s a bold choice that goes well with the fanciest of occasions. Just ask Pippa Middleton, who chose a similar shade from NARS Andy Warhol Pop Collection.

Last but not least, there’s one more kind of purple you can try for a truly dramatic effect: violet lips. Lana del Rey had the courage to pull off a dark mulberry tone, just like Kate Bosworth’s cherry lips, while Amanda Seyfried goes for a true purple shade that contrasts beautifully with her blonde wavy hair. Azealia Banks was so enchanted by this trend that she launched her own collaboration with M∙A∙C on a limited edition lipstick in a rich purple shade, called Yung Rapunxel.

From warm purples on lips to rosy lavenders on clothes and glacial violet hairstyles, violet is here to stay, like it or not. The good news it there’s a shade for everyone, no matter how you choose to wear it, and celebrities show us you can wear violet no matter what hair color, skin tone or fashion style you have, just wear it with pride!


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