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Lady Violette

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Vintage Violet Makeup From Christian Dior ~ a Lady Like Halloween Look!

October 30th, 2011 by violette

Christian Dior ~ Paris ~ 2009

It is always fun to dress up somehow for a special holiday. I like trying out an extreme high fashion look for Halloween ~ something from a runway show that is too far out for me to sport in real life.

Not because I think it I too far out! Because the people I interact with would be too shocked. I live in a conservative area where you can only wear looks like this for holidays and special occasions.

This purple eye makeup and dark purple 30s inspired half moon manicure with deep plum/violet lipstick applied in a rosebud shape is great fun. It will give me a chance to actually use all five of the purple eye shadows in my five pan compact at the same time! I usually only use three.

So, I will be trying it tomorrow ~ for Halloween! To wear with a dark purple velvet slinky 1930’s evening dress.

The Dior 5 color eyeshadow palette used in this design is called Night Butterfly # 173 and the lipstick is called Decadent Plum. They are both from the Dior Jazz Club Collection for Fall/Winter 2009. The manicure is done with a beige for the moon and a dark purple for the main nail. More information on this exact makeup can be found on the Dior websites, but it is possible to achieve the look with similar colors from other makeup lines as well.

I really like the butterfly wing sweep shape of the eyes and I think it could be done in several color combinations ~ such as blues and teals, or blues and purples together. I love the idea of this design inspired by a butterfly’s wings and am anxious to try it in various colors ~ taking my inspiration from real butterflies. To me this photograph and design are just for inspiration!

For a fabulous tutorial on how to do the Dior’s 1920’s look check out this great tutorial.

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