It’s no secret that I love purple, which is why Three Custom Color asked me to create the new shade for their violet story. This was a especially fun for me because I also got to act as creative director for the project in addition to designing the makeup. One of the goals was to incorporate existing products from this color family while creating something that’s pretty and wearable by real women. This monochromatic look uses all of my favorite products and is topped it off with the newest one- Vivacious Violet lip gloss. It’s just like they say, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. Indeed!
Now that vacation is over and I’m back in work mode, I stopped by the Japanese market in my neighborhood, Midoriya, to check out the beauty products. While the cosmetics section is currently on the smaller side, I definitely found some things I needed.
I couldn’t resist getting these Dolly Wink lashes- how adorable is this package? These are style #5 which will work for most of my creative projects because they are flirty, but still very natural. They might seem expensive because of the “import price”, however you get two pairs in the box. It only made sense then to throw in a new eyelash curler, right? I did.
For myself, I picked up a lip balm by Shiseido called “Water in Lip” which, as expected from it’s name, is very moisturizing. I also had to have the blotting sheets just because the outer package was purple, but inside was a happy surprise. The sheets are also purple and check out the “disco style” backdrop on the inner flap. Fabulous!
That’s all I picked up today as it was just a “quickie”, but I made sure to let them know that many makeup artists live in the area and how much we would appreciate it if they could stock some of those fancy Japanese q-tips and super cool 3D fake nails. Okay, so I was speaking about myself, but I don’t think I’m alone here.
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I love purple and all of its variations and these four eye shadows are my favorite- all equally fabulous and all available at Alcone NYC. Ben Nye’s Lumiere shadows in Amethyst and Royal Purple are fully pigmented, have a luminescent sheen and are really intense. Kryolan’s Paradise, while light in color, is by no means your average pastel. It’s matte but the color has a brightness of its own and is quite unique. Absolute Purple from Il Makiage, a cult brand for professional makeup artists, is also one of a kind. Not only does it have the coolest name, but it maintains its color integrity even though its a very deep shade. I like to use this as an eyeliner – it’s so much more exciting than black or brown.