The first time I saw Purple Rain I was eight, and it was at my friend Peachy’s slumber party.
Peachy’s mom let us pick out whatever movie we wanted at the video store (this was right after she took us to Chuck E. Cheese, of course, where I killed it at ski ball), and I’m 100% positive she had no idea what the movie was about when she rented it.
Even though none of us understood what was going on when we watched it, we knew that Prince was in it, and that’s all we really needed to know. To this day, the soundtrack from the movie is one of my favorite albums of all time.
I don’t care pretty baby, just take me with you.
To take it a step further, the colors on my Purple Rain tee (thanks, Target) inspired this orange and purple makeup look…
If I had Prince’s shimmery purple suit with the ruffled white button-down shirt, I’d wear this look with that OOTD in a heartbeat, ha ha ha!
Orange and purple combos are one of my makeup faves because they’re a no-brainer. The colors compliment each other as opposites on the color wheel, and when you put ’em together, they just make sense. If I’m in the mood to wear something colorful, all I have to do is find tones that I like in both families, and I’m good to go.
I’m all about contrasting elements in makeup, and I did it here by pairing warm orange tones on my lids, cheeks and lips with the cool purple liner on my lash lines.
Also, I tried this look with two different lip finishes, matte and gloss. I prefer the matte because I like how it contrasts with the shimmer on the lids and lash lines. Also, I feel like the matte balances the bright colors on the lids a little better than the gloss.
Both could work, though… It just depends on how bold you wanna go!
Makeup worn in this look
Eyes: NARS Isolde (lid), NARS Persia (crease), Urban Decay Asphyxia (liner), IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara (lashes), MAC Clear Brow Gel and MAC Brun (brows)
- Cheeks: MAC That’s Peachy (blush), Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (bronzer)
- Lips: MAC Sugar Dada (lipstick) and MAC Female Gaze (gloss)
- Base: Estee Lauder 24H Hydraprep in Medium Deep
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What’s your favorite Prince song?