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Fabulous Fall Shades



As summer comes to a close and fall begins to open its doors, we think of changing leaves, football season and beautiful rich fall colors in makeup too.   Being I’m from Minnesota, we have what we call “Purple Pride” for our beloved Vikings team.   Since I’m not a huge football fan, my purple pride is in the beautiful purple makeup shades that have emerged for fall.  So many rich variances of purple too, like its little sister lavender and cousin aubergine.   Fabulous!

I’ve picked out some of my favorite purple fall shades that are on the counters now.  But remember, so many companies bring out limited editions for the seasons, so once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Top Left:  Dior’s 5 palette #844 Misty Mauve is a gorgeous range of purple shades from pale pink to a taupe purple to a darker heathered purple in shimmers and matte textures.  This Dior palette struck a chord with me and I find it irresistible.  These shades very wearable from a lighter day look to a soft smoky evening look.

Top Right:  From the Lancome French Coquettes Collection there are several pieces that have the beautiful purple or its cousin shade aubergine.   This L’Absolu Rouge lipstick shade in Parisian Attraction is the epitome of Ooh la la!  If you’re afraid to wear red like the French are so acclaimed for, then try this deep plum/aubergine shade.

Middle Right:  Chanel seems to come out with a nail shade that is coveted every season and this fall is no exception.   Paradoxal is a mushroom shade with purple infusion.   If you don’t like wearing the really dark purple nail shades or the kind of off-kilter mushroom shade, this is a beautiful compromise that will keep you in trend without seeming to be too youthful.  I can almost guarantee you will be asked several times “What is your nail polish?!”

Middle Far Right: Estee Lauder’s new Fall Collection Blue Dahlia actually has a palette that I prefer over the blues.   This one is Surreal Violet.    You can read my thoughts on this palette on Fab Over Forty.

Bottom Right:  Chanel’s Fall Collection includes this quad eyeshadow palette called Enigma.   The quad ranges from light to dark in shades and these are again a softer version of purple with some of the shades almost a greyed/brownish purple.   I find when purple is muted like these shades it makes it more wearable for those that have a difficult time wearing purple.  Lovely!

Bottom Middle:  Smashbox has come out with the Masquerade Collectionand it includes the 9 eyeshadow palette with 1/3 of the palette having various purple shades.  This wonderfully varied palette is perfect if you like more intense fall colors and with such a huge range of shades you can create countless looks!

Center: Jouer’s SPF 15 Lip Sheers are the newest addition to the cosmetic line.   This Positano shade is a deep wine color but so sheer that anyone can swipe it on with ease and get a beautiful polished look.   And don’t forget, just because the temperature goes down doesn’t mean the sun isn’t as strong, so the SPF 15 is an added bonus.

Bottom Left:  Have a little fun with your mascara and top off your lashes with Chantecaille Faux Cils mascara in Viola.  Your lashes will pop with the shade and with the volume.   What a fun way to top off the purple shadows!