|Sketch & Palette (c) Adam Lippes|
"Designer Adam Lippes says of his inspirational color Phlox: We were inspired by an exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian called Infinity of Nations. We love pairing Phlox with Earth-focused colors: Warm Camel mixed with very Cool Alabaster and Soft Pink as well as Red, Deep Purple and Bright Fuchsia"
So how do you wear such a bold color? Well, because this gorgeous jeweltone purple is so stunning on its own I didn't want to do any creative cartwheels with this look. I wanted this powerful to purple stand alone. No cut-crease, no crazy liner, just a beautiful blended look. Simple, sexy, mysterious purple perfection.
I did a reverse gradient on my eyelids starting from a deep midnight blue at the lash line, fading into the Phlox mid-lid, and extending it up into a beautiful fuchsia pink towards the brow bone with lots of dark liner rimming the eyes and bold-dramatic lashes. You will feel and look confident with these powerful, smoldering amethyst eyes.
THE LOOK: Start with a black cream base all over your lid (I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black) then pack on a heavy layer of purple shimmer powder (I used Annabelle's Violet Vibe Mineral Dust). Repeat these two steps until you get a rich, deep violet. Use a shimmery fuchsia (I used MAC's Pink Pearl) under and on your browbone/crease area then line your eyes with lots of black liner and smudge it out with a midnight blue (mine came from the Coastal Scents Regular 88 Palette). All that's left is some lashes or mascara and you're done! This look is perfect for beginners because it's simple to do and the smokey effect means it doesn't matter if your application isn't perfect. A little smudging only adds to the dark drama.
For the face, when you're doing something this intense and heavy, make the rest of your makeup very light. I used the warm camel colored brown for my contouring color (cheeks/nose), and did my lips in a light nude pink with a hint of brown liner. I slicked my hair back into a super-high/tight pony tail and paired it with a purple cocktail dress and leather jacket. Instant beauty-badass. Bold but totally wearable and perfect for sultry fall nights.
|This is my "Go Phlox Yourself" Face|
Here are some other gorgeous phlox colored pieces:
I hope you guys love this look and try it out for yourself. Why not? Go Phlox Yourself!