8 Luxury Summer Favorites 2018 | A Twist of Purple

Summer Favorites
A Twist of Purple

There are so many products available these days, and I thought instead of just rounding up some of my favorites for summer that I would break it down into “sets” with themes, so this set of summer favorites, which I’ve called A Twist of Purple, led by the vibrant pop of purple (and softer pink/plum) found in Pat McGrath Subversive La Vie En Rose Palette.   You can view swatches of all the products in this set here.

Do you have any indulgent makeup favorites that you love wearing in the summer time?  Share in the comments below!

While these are favorites I’ve enjoyed and would recommend, I hope each set I’ve put together also helps inspire you to try certain products, textures, or shades together. Every product I’ve mentioned I’ve reviewed, which means they also have a list of dupes, so you can check your stash for similar shades and put together your own A Twist of Purple set with what you have. Pro tip:  refine results to products you have in your vanity (see this post for more info if you’re like, “Say what?”).


LELimited Edition. $55.00/0.42 oz.

Pat McGrath Subversive La Vie En Rose MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition six-pan palette that features five shimmery shades and one matte shade. Read full review.

PPermanent. $25.00

Th(ink) (44) is a deepened, blue and copper-shimmered violet over a blackened base. In a single pass, it had semi-opaque color, but it was very, very buildable and easy to layer with a couple of passes for very rich and intense color. Read full review.

LELimited Edition. $38.00/0.25 oz.

Prismatic Amethyst is a bright, pink-titned white with a metallic sheen. It had a subtle, iridescent sheen to it that made it shift from pink to lavender. Read full review.

PPermanent. $89.00/1.50 oz.

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette ($89.00 for 1.50 oz.) contains six shades--two cream formulas, four powder formulas--in an assortment of finishes, textures, and shades. Read full review.

PPermanent. $38.00/0.20 oz.

Giorgio Armani Luce (101) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and golden pearl. Read full review.

PPermanent. $38.00/0.14 oz.

Pat McGrath Faux Pas MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.


07. NARS Kate

PPermanent. $34.00/0.14 oz.

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

PPermanent. $34.00/0.20 oz.

Burberry Primrose (21) Liquid Lip Velvet ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.