Dating back to Byzantine Empire times, purple has been the color of royalty. Roman emperors, Persian rulers and even Queen Elizabeth I created laws that forbid common people from wearing it. Most of the perceived value of purple was due to how expensive it was to create, the process involved sea snail mucus baked in the sun and took 250,000 of those poor snails to produce just a single ounce of dye. Luckily us “common” types have had access to the color since 1856 when an 18 yr old English chemist named William Henry Perkin created a synthetic purple dye on accident.
To celebrate our collective right to flaunt the royal shade, I created two looks on Devan. This first look is a daytime version of purple, perfect for summer in the city. Stay tuned for part two…
Note: I used the Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette in Sunrise Splendor on the cheeks and dabbed it lightly on the lips.
MODEL // Devan Nykole Mayfield
MAKEUP // Robin Black