BEAUTY BAR: Perfectly Purple

BEAUTY BAR: Perfectly Purple

In the midst of winter, color can be scarce. When it comes to winter fashion, brighter pieces can sometimes wash out skin tones that are deprived of that golden summer, sun-kissed glow. As a result, color schemes tend to become more muted during colder seasons. For all you color lovers out there, though, all hope is not lost. With more subtle attire, a dramatic makeup look can provide the perfect complement to a simple outfit.

This Fashionista’s outfit, for instance, has various neutral, cool-toned pieces. The black pieces are balanced, but broken up by different layers. More specifically, the olive green dress is paired with an off-white faux fur vest and then topped with a longer black jacket. The layers in this outfit add dimension and unity to the ensemble. The black booties paired with the black tights allow the upper torso area to remain the focal point of the outfit while also serving as an essential fashionable accessory. To bring the piece back together in the midst of the lighter tones seen on the upper body, this Fashionista added a black velvet choker. All of the pieces seen in this outfit are great basic pieces to add to your wardrobe.

While basic pieces are great, they’re exactly that… basic. Makeup, however, is the perfect outlet to add a personal touch or exciting pop of color to simpler looks. For this look, the Fashionista chose a more neutral smokey eye to balance out the outfit, but opted for a violet purple lipstick. The cooler tones in the purple are emphasized by the cooler tones seen in the outfit and allow the lips to stand out with an extra, unexpected pop!

No matter the season, playing with color is always a possibility. An exciting lip color or even a more intense eye shadow look can add the perfect touch of color to a muted ensemble. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find that flawless balance to match with your personal style!