Laugh all you want, but I’ve always considered purple my “real” hair colour. It suits my complexion better than my natural hair colour (dark brown) and is what I default to more of often than not. I had purple hair through high school, and off and on since then. I even had purple hair on my wedding day – I would have felt very unlike myself without it.
I’ve never had short purple hair though, so this is a bit of a first.
I put the colour over my existing ombre highlights, which darkened my hair up significantly and made me look a little more goth than I was expecting. I played along with a soft smokey eye and some sharp cheek contouring with my all-time favourite contour colour: Bobbi Brown eyeshadow (yes, eyeshadow) in Cement. You’d best believe I’ll be dedicating a whole post to this soon.
I also broke out the gorgeous Surratt lip gloss I received for Christmas, which is an otherworldly purple in its tube but actually very subtle. Worn just over my lips, it shines a slight lavender-pink, with a blue-purple sparkle that’s only visible close up. I like things like that – special touches that are only visible if you know what to look for, or are paying close attention. Usually nobody does, and it’s my little secret!
MAC eyeshadow in Mystery
Surratt Lip Lustre in Améthyste