Nine months on (oddly gestational period, total coincidence, please disregard) I am more in love with this than ever. As the blogsale(s) suggest, my tastes can be somewhat changeable, but this is one of those rare products that inspires something like content, allowing me to avoid such plummy temptations as YSL Prune Virgin and By Terry Carnal Attraction. Content within reason, obviously -- my Glossy Stain wardrobe is expanding like woah because I don't want Violet Edition to get lonely. Get her the proper socialisation and all that.
Anyway, having bought and loved Violet Edition in winter as a no-brainer classic vampy paired with greyed shades, I found myself reaching for it in spring to set off soft pastels, too.
With Suqqu Blend Eyeshadow Quad 02 Kokedama (all shades blended around eye, darkest green to line at a slightly upward tilt) and a similarly diffuse application of RBR Florita blush (on the apples), a sheerer application of Violet Edition is less ladylike and more playful...in a slightly creepy-prim schoolgirl way, okay. but still.
|Suqqu Kokedama mixed together makes a cool greyed sage/teal -- its primer shade is lavender and has a definite effect on the other colours layered over it|
And now in autumn (fetish, remember), Violet Edition pairs just as harmoniously with the warmer russety tones in my hair [Blythe Freshlight Juicy Apricot] and a haze of old gold on the eyes [Maquillage Alexander Wang BR365]. Blush Dainty Doll Money Talks, in a more usual placement for me (blended inwards following the curve of my cheekbones).
|....I forgot mascara on my right eye|
|so let's pretend I only have a left side, mmkay?|
Evidently I really like to offset the decorousness -- potential sombreness -- of this kind of rich, deep shade with soft imprecision on the eyes and cheeks. Enough so that this possibly qualifies as a rut. Your ideas for other looks (including summery ones, as muggins here forgot to pack it for Hong Kong) would be very welcome indeed -- please share in the comments. :)