The color purple: Inspiration, Royalty, Creativity, Mystery, Fantasy
The color pink: Unconditional Love, Innocence, Compassion, Romance, Sweetness
Purples and pinks together, in the realm of cosmetic makeup, sets off the face with an air of elegance and grace.
Purple is defined as a deep, rich shade between crimson and violet, as a range of hues between blue and red. The color pink is a pale red color, which takes its name from the flower of the same name. When purple is combined with pink, it is associated with eroticism, femininity and seduction.
Purple and pink shades of eye shadow, blush and lipstick or lip gloss look attractive and feminine on all skin types. With fair skin, a lighter shade of purples (perhaps lavender) and pinks sets the stage for a girly, dreamy, feminine look. With medium or dark skin tones, deep shades of purples and pinks look dynamite, creating a sophisticated yet youthful look.
I particularly love purple and lavender lipsticks and lip glosses. I prefer glosses for their shiny, shimmering nature. For luscious lips that are sure to stand out, purple and lavender lipstick is what it’s all about!
Purple Fun Fact: The word purple comes from the Old English word purpul which derives from the Latin purpura, in turn from the Greek Porphura.
Pink Fun Fact: Pink was first used as a color name in the late 17th century.
The colors purple and pink are complimentary colors, meaning they match. Although both colors wear beautifully as eye shadow, for a knock-out, pop out eye, try this:
- Brown Eyes: Deep purple eye shadow with dark pink highlights.
- Green/Auburn Eyes: Violet eye shadow with lavender highlights.
- Gold Eyes: Lavender eye shadow with pink highlights.
- Blue Eyes: Lavender eye shadow with pale pink highlights.
Of course, since there are no absolute rules in fashion, all shades of purples and all shades of pinks make all colors of eyes appear va va voom sexy and slink!
Purple Fun Fact: The first recorded use of the word purple in the English language was in the year 975 AD. In heraldry, the word purpure is used for purple. Purple was the color worn by Roman magistrates; it became the imperial color worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman Catholic bishops. Similarly in Japan, the color is traditionally associated with the Emperor and aristocracy.
Pink Fun Fact: A combination of red and white, pink contains the need for action of the color red, helping it to achieve the potential for success and insight offered by white. Pink is the power and the passion of red softened with the purity, openness and completeness of white. The deeper the shade of pink, the more passion and energy the color exhibits.
Let’s face it: A face highlighted with purples and pinks is always elegant, stylish and pretty, don’t you think?
I have alabaster skin with blue eyes, and I tend to stick to shades of blues for eye shadows and either pinks or peach shades of lip gloss. I try different color schemes occasionally, but blues and pinks are by far the colors I wear the most cosmetically. After seeing these pictures of the purple and pink makeup combinations, tomorrow I am going to do my face in purple and pink shades. A little switch-a-roo does a girl good sometimes!
Purple and Pinks: Cosmetic elegance, don’t you think?
The color purple has a power all its own. Purple has a richness and quality to it that demands respect. Purple is ambitious, self-assured and denotes a leader. Although purple and violet are similar, purple is closer to red. In optics, there is an important difference: purple is a composite color made by combining red and blue, while violet is a spectral color, with its own wavelength on the visible spectrum of light.
Add a touch of pink to your painted up purple face for a finish that looks just right!
The color pink represents the sweetness and innocence of a child, while coming across in makeup as all woman! Pink signifies good health, as in “being in the pink” and success as in “everything is rosy.”
Purple and pink in cosmetics and fashion is a color mixture that exudes femininity and sophistication!
“What color dress are you wearing to the party?”
“I think I’ll go with all white.”
“Are you wearing makeup or a more natural face?”
“Purple eyes; lavender lips. Do you think I’ll look all right?”
“It sounds simply stunning. You’ll turn lots of heads.”
“Purple and pink cosmetics are gorgeous. Eye to eye with reds!”
Purple and Pink: Great for the office when you want to dress down, and fabulous for the evening with a night on the town!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846