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Kate Mara Stuns In Purple: See How YOU Can Let The Royal Color Take Charge This Summer!

Wed, July 20, 2011 2:59pm EDT by HL Intern Add first Comment

Kate was as gorgeous as ever at Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Muta’ party presented by MIU MIU July 19. Besides her obvious genetic advantage, we think it’s the purple hue that really did the trick.

The purple shading that Kate Mara swept around her light brown gaze perfectly accentuated her eyes. For years, the color purple has been considered fit for royalty. Who knew that just a little bit of purple in our lives can bring out the best in us? Here are the perfect ways to incorporate purple into your makeup routine!

Purple is a great color because of its versatility. It suits women from the palest to darkest of skin tones and can be worn across seasons. Best of all, you can work it into your makeup routine anyway you choose!

Want to emphasize your eyes like Kate? Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Flash is the perfect color to make your eyes pop- just swipe on the shadow a little beyond the outer corner of your eye and lightly around your lower lash line. If you’re strapped for time and still want the purple look, try a purple eyeliner. We like Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes in Purple.

Purple on the lips can go to opposite extremes: intense-vixen lips or a soft ethereal look. During our warm summer months, a lilac lip is flirty and cute. But when the temperature drops and frosty weather comes into session, rich plum lips are a daring way to draw attention to your pout.

Want to be a downright beauty trendsetter? Purple blush is often under looked and scoffed as absurd, but we beg to differ! Especially on darker women, purple blush can blend into your skin nicely and really accentuate your cheekbones.

Purple also took the lead in the form of nail polish this summer. Lilac polish has been everywhere and we’re not complaining. Luckily, its dark plum counterpart can come out to play come wintertime. Check out Serena Williams’ Glam Slam polish in Grape…Set…Match to give your nails some flair!

HollywoodLifers, are you excited to try out a purple look? Vote below!

–Leemor Nir

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