I was out shopping with my college roommate Jenyi and her adorable daughter yesterday, whose favorite color is purple (her daughter’s; Jenyi’s more into electric blue these days). That made me remember that my friend Nuy‘s little princess also loves purple best. Now I definitely went through a purple phase too when I was about their age (after my love affair with pink and before my obsession with white) and I think I was back in the violet mood this year.
From lavender pillows to plum lipsticks, I picked up quite a few purple items in 2012. I know that purple makeup was a trend this fall, but I’ve been a fan of violet-colored lipsticks and glosses for a long time. It’s weird, but I find that a sheer violet brings out the warm, golden tones in my skin (but not in a sallow kind of way). So if I want to look less washed out and enhance the natural pink tone in my pout, purple lips are the way to go. Here’s my favorite violet shades from 2012:
Pantone says that next year’s color is emerald—my birthstone, perfect!