Why you'll love the look:
Because it's bold, glamorous, and a little unexpected. This season's spectrum of grapes, violets, and mauves includes options for lips and eyes (shown here) as well as nails.

How you'll wear it: One product at a time. These are rich colors, so you don't want to binge on them. Alternate between tawny plum lips and a sheer violet eyeshadow. Or try a dark purple mascara one day (Clarins Wonder Length Mascara in Wonder Plum, $24, gives just a touch more color than a brown) and fig nail polish the next. Shades that veer toward raspberry are ideal for pale skin (anything too lilac has blue tones that could make skin look bruised); warm maroons are most flattering on olive complexions; and deep, dramatic purples complement dark skin tones. 

Our recommendations:

  1. Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Kir Royal, $22.
  2. Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Vintage Vamp, $6.50.
  3. L'Oréal HIP Jelly Balm in Luscious, $9.
  4. Clarins Colour Quartet in So Chic, $39.
  5. Shiseido Silky Eye Shadow Quad in Rose Tones, $35.
  6. Bourjois So Rouge Lipstick in Rouge Hype, $15.
Stylist: Rachel Haas for Apostrophe


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