Hot spring trend: Lilac make-up

Friday, 5 September 2014

By now we’ve all heard that Radiant Orchid was named the Pantone Colour of 2014, but how many of you have incorporated this stunning shade into your beauty routine? Despite your reservations, lilac make-up is no longer reserved for the circus and on-stage productions – in fact, the Spring / Summer 2014 catwalks turned it into one of the season’s hottest new make-up shades.


Whether you opt for eyeshadow, lipstick, blusher or nail polish in this hot hue, be sure to sport it during the warmer months this year. Here, our selection of lilac cosmetics you should give a try:

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Pore Minimizing Primer (Price TBC)

Gosh Quattro Eye Shadow, shade 57 Tempting Purple, R139

Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint, shade 04 Flowering Freesia, R230

Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm, shade Pizzazz Pink, R69.95

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour, shade 615 Sweet Lilac, R355 (Please be advised that this shade is limited edition and may be out of stock)

Bourjois Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Trio, shade 06 Violet Romantic, R139.95

Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish, shade 149 Hello Marshmallow!R24.95

Gosh Smokey Eye Liner, shade 03 Smokey Plum, R110

L’Oréal Color Riche M’Ombre Pure, shade 601 Soleil Levant, R99.95

MAC Crème Lipstick, shade Amplified, R195

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, shade 835 Berry Couture, R129

Essence 3D Duo Eyeshadow, shade 02 Irresistible Purr-ple, R53.95

Palladio Baked Eye Shadow Trio, shade Lovely Lilac, R71.96

Glo Minerals Eyeshadow, shade Lilac

Other articles you may be interested in:
MAC Spring / Summer 2014 trends
How to: Wear coloured eyeliner
Eye pencils in every shade
Delectable berry nail polishes
The red lipstick spectrum

Written by

Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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    I had on lilac eye shadow for my matric ball and everyone said i looked great :).

    4 years ago •

  1. Liza Leimlehner

    I love the lilac purple trend, especially where lipstick is concerned. I bought the Elizabeth Arden Ultra violet lipstick, but to my disappointment it looked pink. After more research I came to the conclusion that your skin tone plays an important role.

    5 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Some lovely products! I love the colour lilac!

    5 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    I like them all. Lilac is such a pretty colour. My room is Lilac too.

    5 years ago •

  1. Theron

    My favourite colour. Will shop for new make-up… Love it

    5 years ago •

  1. Chilambwe Mofu

    I fell hopelessly in love with MACs Heroine this year, which opened me up to purple lipsticks like Amplified, and if you’re feeling vampy Cyber, so any kind of purple colour is magnificent to me, especially lipstick. It’s fantastic since it is a dual purpose product because you can use it the way it was intended, or as an eyeshadow base to make your eyes pop

    5 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    Attractive colors, just require the fashion to wear with Lilac.

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I’m a huge fan of the shade but I wouldn’t do more than lilac as a liner for my eyes. I’d rather stick to lilac for my nails.

    5 years ago •

  1. Stacey

    My favourite colour is purple. I just can’t wait to try some of these out.

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    This is such a gorge colour and definitely a shade for everyone!

    5 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    I love the colour. I have only been doing my eyes purple recently and love it!

    5 years ago •

  1. Chantelle Thompson

    The clinique chubby stick is great. Lilac is one of my favourite make up colours, so pretty in spring but also summer and you can even dress it up in winter…especially for people with brown eyes

    5 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Love that Essence Colour & Go Hello Marshmallow!

    5 years ago •

  1. Farai Judith Chigwida

    I am so loving this colour

    5 years ago •

  1. Kwena Meso

    MY FAVORITE COLOR….. Seeing all these makes me wanna have them all… All for the love of purple. Such a gorgeous color

    5 years ago •

  1. Sandra Phoma

    I have been wearing purple/lilac on my eyes since I started putting make-up on. I think these colours complement darker skin so well. Thanks for the review. I will be picking up that Bourjois Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Trio, this weekend!!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Candice Petersen

    Oh my, lilac has got to be one of my fave colours of all time! These products just scream out Spring!

    5 years ago •

  1. Bernice Jolley

    Love these colours…. Am so excited to see the mixtures these trends will bring!! Stunning stunning stunning!!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Kariwo

    oh, yes please!!! I love eyeshadow in lilac/purple shades

    5 years ago •

  1. AndreaM

    My favourite colour this season, I even have purple hair now.

    5 years ago •

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