This month is mauve-elous, and not just for the pun of it. I absolutely love mauve shades. They remind me of the 90’s (maybe it’s a nostalgic thing). Either way, it’s a beautiful color and I am so grateful for Mauve-ember, so what better way to celebrate it than sharing a list of mauve beauties I’m thankful for?
theBalm Nude ‘tude Palette | Sexy
Not only does this palette feature a perfect mauve in shade Sexy, it includes other great shades flattering for all skintones. Sexy is buildable and might require you to do so if you’re going for a strong crease build. (Unfortunately, this shade isn’t available as a single pan) Mauve is a shade that can be dressed up or down so I actually really love the fact it’s included with these other shades.
available: theBalm, $36
OPI | OPI Scores A Goal
This is what I call a sexy mauve polish. OPI’s OPI Scores A Goal is a dark creme polish leaning toward the brown end of the mauve spectrum. I love pairing this with dark brown clothes and a smoky eye.
available: Amazon, prices depending on seller
NARS Velvet Lip Glide | Bound
Of all lip products available, I’m more likely to lean toward a matte lip product like this – soft, creamy, dries matte. I currently only have this in a travel/sample size (and have no idea where I came across it.). This photo asked for some color adjustment because I couldn’t snag the right shot of its mauve-ness. Keep in mind the photo still ended up more pink than it actually is, even after adjusting. GRRR. But go to a store, swatch it, see how you like it because it’s glorious.
If you have any outstanding mauve items, leave me a message in the comments below! Are you sporting Mauve this month?