Lavender makeup is one of those spring pastel colors that can go one of two ways: It either makes you resemble an Easter egg or a really cool Instagram influencer — if worn correctly. The secret to using lavender in your makeup lies within the shade of purple you’re using. Ahead, find six of our favorite lavender-inspired makeup products that won’t have you looking like the human version of a colored egg.
Start out your lavender makeup with a great fresh face. We love the Herbivore Moon Fruit night treatment to get our skin feeling clean, plump and ready for makeup. While this doesn’t give you a post-treatment lavender sheen (à la Avon + Edward Scissorhands), its pretty color still looks great pre-application and in your skincare stash.
One of our favorite lavender makeup products on the market, the Urban Decay Disco Stick will fulfill all of your glittery lavender dreams. Swipe this onto your cheekbones, cupid’s bow and tip of your nose to add a little light purple sparkle to any makeup look, bold or neutral.
Kiehl’s Lavender Hand Cream may be color-free, but it truly brings lavender to life in its gorgeous scent. This stuff has all the soothing qualities of lavender, will keep your hands feeling fresh and clean and is the perfect desk accessory.
To bring the lavender swag down to your fingertips, Laven-Dearly is our go-to polish. It gives a little literal TLC to your nails and will complement everything from your spring bling to your budding Instagram.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.