Fall in love with lavender
Lavender may not grow during the colder months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it once spring and summer have passed.
Here we’ll take you through the best ways to add the delicate flower to your everyday beauty routine.
Lavender eyeshadow or pencils works on all skin tones, creating a subtle touch of colour for pale complexions and a light pop for olive and dark skin. Clinique’s All About Shadow Singles in Lavender Out Loud is the perfect example of the light purple shade and you can build it up to make more impact, or just leave it at one layer for a relaxed finish. For a more dramatic feel, Estee Lauder’s Pure Colour Envy Eyeshadow in Steely Lilac is a slightly deeper shade with a sparkly finish, making it the perfect night-out option.
Holographic Stick from Milk Makeup is a lavender-tinted highlighter that glides on the skin effortlessly and once blended gives your cheeks cool definition. You can even use it on your eyelids and lips if you feel brave enough!
Or if you want a brighter base for your foundation, apply Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Lavender to help balance out sallowness and give yellow undertones a fresh appearance.
On an icy day, embrace the weather with your make-up and go for pale lips. Barry M Lipstick in Palest Lavender has great coverage and nourishes your puckers too, meaning no chapping or colour fading. Or there’s NYX Lip Macaroon in Lavender, an equally reasonably priced lip product which has more purple tones than the first option. Just be sure to line your lips before applying the lipstick – good options to try include NARS Cosmetics Velvet Lip Liner Lavender Rose or MAC’s Lip Pencil in Magena or Hip ‘N Happy.
Body and skin
Where do we begin with this area?! From Jo Malone’s Amber & Lavender Body Crème to L’Occitane’s Lavender Shower Gel, there are millions of options for your body and also plenty to use on your face. Avalon Organics’ Lavender Luminosity Daily Moisturizer and MuLondon’s Organic Lavender Moisturiser are just two options to embrace. Lavender is known for its calming properties and is also known to enhance blood circulation, so by rubbing some of Jo Malone’s Body Crème all over it’s bound to do the world of good.