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Wear mauve the right way
May 5, 2015, 1:47 pm

Mauve might be the color most fashion magazines overlook, but once it becomes a part of your beauty routine, you will never forget it. Not only does it have the ability to make your thin lips resemble that of celebrities, but it also flatters every skin tone and eye color. This pale purple shade is taking over the trends list, so don’t be the last one to give it a try. Here are some tips for wearing the mauve shade.

On lips with neutral lids:  If you are looking for plump lips, mauve is your miracle worker. Slightly over-line your pout with a lip pencil in mauve to prevent bleeding and seal in color. Using your favorite matte or glossy mauve lipstick, fill in lips for a pouty look.  Since your full lips are the main focus here, keep your lids neutral with light brown shadow.

On lids with nude lips:  You can go soft and shimmery or smoky and sultry with mauve shadow. For days when you want to think outside of the box, use a touch of eyeshadow all over your lids to make any eye color pop. For a more bold and dramatic effect, try an eyeshadow palette in different shades of mauve to create the perfect smoky eye. Finish off your look with a nude lipstick to really let your bright eyes be the centre of attention.

Mauve flush: A mauve-toned blush is a fun way to play up cheeks, without taking the classic pink or peach route. Go light on the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush or work the color up your cheekbone a bit for a mod and sculpted appearance. Keep the rest of your makeup light and sheer, so as not to go mauve overboard. Follow with a sheer highlighter just above your blush for a dewy glow and seal your look.

Mauve Mani: A mauve manicure goes with anything and everything. You never have to worry about it clashing with your outfit, makeup, or hair color. And similar to nude, mauve elongates your fingers for perfectly dainty digits.

Mauve mascara: You may love your staple brown or black mascara, but you should consider mixing up your beauty routine a bit and try some color on those lashes. The most wonderful thing about this look is that it is strong enough to be a stand-alone style with little to no additional makeup required. Start by giving your skin a clean and natural glow with an illuminating foundation. Keep the glow going with a peachy pink highlighter on the cheeks, Follow up with some concealer to the entire eyelid with your finger and use a flat shadow brush to dust a little illuminating powder on them to give them some shimmer.

Curl the lashes and apply mauve mascara to your upper and lower lashes. To make sure every bit of the lashes are covered with color, start at the root and work upward while wiggling the wand, this allows for maximum coverage and added va-va-voom factor. Finish the look with a pretty lipstick. 

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