FOTD Friday: Lilacs

It’s Friiiiiday! And I’m off to Atlanta, shawty. Yes, your Head Newb is quit excited but I couldn’t leave without droppin’ this week’s FOTD Friday. What was my inspiration?

Well, first….tell me what these 3 beautiful ladies have in common:

If you guessed “purples on the lids” then shoot me an email because I will be mailing you a gold star! I reallllllly don’t like the color purple. Dark and deep royal purple, I can deal with. But lavenders pretty much make me want want to throw up. Excuse the dramatics. But it is that serious. My Mommy, the herbalist’s, favorite color is purple and I’m thinking I saw an over-abundance of it as a kid….hence why I loathe it tremendously. But I tried a little somethin’ somethin’. Here’s what I used:

Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance primer
Stila’s Orchid e/s duo (light purple=inner darker purple=outer)
MAC’s Satellite Dreams e/s (crease)
Clinique’s Almost peach e/s (highlight)
Stila’s Major Lash mascara
Clinique’s Eggplant liner
Maybelline’s Unstoppable Eyeliner

Stila’s Berry Flash Color Push-up
Bobbi Brown’s Brownie Shimmerbrick

CoverGirl AmazeMint in Plum Crazy (loves it!)

Here’s what I came up with…

LOL @ the brows….again. Those jokas are gettin’
threaded today. Final-freakin’-ly!

That China Glaze “Coconut Kiss” polish is more of
the color purple I prefer.

I’m lookin’ too happy, uh? HA! And my cheeks are crazy shiny. The verdict: still not diggin’ lighter purples on the lids much. But I feel confident knowing that darker skinned women CAN wear them beautifully. But would I on a regular? Naaaaaa.

Tell me what you think about light purples in general? A fan? A loather? Never tried?

Thank you soooo much for your support with my DentaBurst feature. It’s one thing for yall to stroll though to support me on Clumps but to see you show me love on other sites is just…a phenomenal feeling. *tears*

Don’t forget! My Stila lipstick contest is still running until Wednesday. Snap to it, chicas! And have a wonderful weekend!!!

(photo credits)

  • Shefali

    You’re not feelin’ it?! OMG, I think you look awesome! Great job with the makeup…I say go for those lilacs.

  • GS


    I don´t know why you don´t like purple if it looks so good on you.

  • ShanSoPink

    When I saw the email update from your site I let out a “yay!”, I don’t know why I was excited like you haven’t been updating or something lol something is wrong with me:)

    anywhooo I likey the purple(it’s one of my fav. colors).

    Have fun in ATL!!!!

  • Amina

    purple looks great on you!!
    the berry flash color push up looks great too!!!

    i’ve heard great reviews on satellite dreams as well as beautiful iris…
    i loove me some purples!!

    have fun in Atlanta

  • LovelyBella73

    I think the purple looks nice. I’m really in love with the first picture. That pic really shows off the purple on the lids.

    Well chica!! I guess I won’t see you this weekend. Have fun without me *tear*

  • rmcandlelight

    Wow. Purple/lilac looks wonderful on you. Poor MaMa made that baby hate purple (lol)

    Pink is my favorite color but I also love me some purple/lavender what ever you want to call it.

  • xoxo Jaimie

    pretty purple! i love it

  • Trecia

    GIRL I LOVE IT!!! you can do my eye make up anytime.. yes color scared or not.. I’ll rock it just for you.. lol… Looking beautiful as usual!

  • Product Junkie Diva

    the color looks GREAT on you. Aww I wish you would wear it out, it’s so pretty.

  • Lorie

    These colors blended like a dream on you. It looks fabulous, chica! I hope you start liking it soon!

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    Pretty in Purple. The last pic you look FABULOUS!!! As always, you make me want to give eye shadow a try! I just know that I won’t look as cute as you! :-)

    Have fun in ATL!

  • Amber Lambke

    The purple eyeshadow looks GORGEOUS on you!! I love it. Not sure if I could pull off the purple…

  • Jamila

    I’m with you on the whole lilac/light purple thingie. It’s Barney or nothing! lol.

  • koizumi

    Guau! You look fantastic.
    The colours pinks, lavander and purple are my favourites. For the lips chastity from Nars. Marvellous!


  • Elle*

    U don’t like it?? It’s GAWGEOUS on u! As a matter of fact, I’m going to check out that e/s duo!

  • Anjela @ BlaqVixenBeauty

    Awww! I love this look B! I’m a huge fan of purple! 😉

  • Smirking Cat

    I adore purple! Everywhere, eyelids, nails, anywhere I can fit it! The color does look good on you. I have brown eyes, and purple is the most flattering color I’ve seen on brown eyes.

  • SuzieC

    I think it looks lovely! I love purple shadow!!

  • Bombchell

    love all purples!!!!!!!!!

    hmm sadly i think the only hottie, or interest i had was Jon Legend with Estele as much as i love purple. lol

  • Mrs. Lynne,

    So pretty B!! I love purples on you.

  • Askmewhats

    I LOVE yours the most!!! NO JOKE!

  • B-More BAP

    Cute! Cute! Cute Lids!!

  • The Home Spa Goddess

    This looks great! My mom’s fave color is purple too:)

  • Mochalight

    Wow it took your blog to finally realize why i was so afraid of make-up…

    There are sooooooooooooooooooooooo many to choose from… ugh..

    anyway i am an avid reader..well lurker.. just wanted to finally admit why i don’t where any make-up..

    to confusing…but you are rockin that purple!!!

  • Lakia

    I love purple on the lisds. I think women of color wear them well, In fact I just did MAC’s lotusland, it is so pretty

  • Gangstarr Girl

    Have fun in ATL. And, I love purple on black skin it’s gorgeous. I must admit though, I’m afraid of eye shadow because my eyes are so small (I have Asiatic-almond eyes) but I can def appreciate it on other women. For now, I’ll stick to purple liners and mascara.

  • B

    Thanks for the love, beautiful people. I guess “lilacs” are thaaat bad. 😉

  • Kieya

    really diggin the lilacs [cuz its my fav color!]

    absolutely love the nail polish too!

  • AnnaBanna

    that purple is pretty on u, whatchu talkin bout?!?! :)

  • Apple Diva

    Just gorgeous!!!