9 Mardis Gras Beauty Essentials

Posted by Courtney on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 8:04 PM

If you are wanting to bring a little bit of New Orleans to your beauty routine this Mardi Gras, you don’t have to look far for some festive inspiration. Mardis Gras usually brings imagery of celebratory beads and parades to mind, so to properly indulge in festivities, opting for festive shades of green, gold and purple will surely do the trick.

To rock your best Mardis Gras beauty look, we’re breaking down all the shadows, fragrances and lipglosses you should totally have in your arsenal. And whether you’re heading off to a fun parade or enjoying a fun night in with your girls, here’s nine Mardis Gras products that are anything but boring.

Gold

Gold is one of the signature shades in the Mardis Gras color scheme, but you probably didn’t know that the color often symbolizes power and strength. To channel your inner power, start with a sumptuous golden fragrance like the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture ($46.99), as notes of golden amber and melted caramel perfectly blend together for any festive occasion.

For on point makeup, sweeping on a golden shadow like the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color Techno Gold ($25.99) is crucial, as it gives eyes that bright and shimmering edge. And to finally give your lips the golden treatment, the Makeup Forever Lab Shine Diamond Collection Shimmering Lip Gloss ($24.99) treats your lips to irresistible shine all night long.

Green

Representing faith, you can totally trust that a green-themed fragrances like the Jacques Fath Green Water Eau De Toilette Spray ($30.99), to leave you smelling fresh and clean, thanks to a fusion of citruses and florals.

But if makeup is more your thing, feel free to create all sorts of eye looks (dare we recommend a green smokey eye?!) with green shades like the Calvin Klein Tempting Glimmer Sheer Creme Eyeshadow ($7.99), or the Sue Devitt Microquatic Eye Palette Green Isles ($20.99).

Purple

Probably the most known color in the Mardis Gras palette comes purple, which is often symbolic of justice. And also known to represent royalty, expect to feel nothing but majestic upon spraying a purple-themed spray like the Eternity Purple Orchid Eau De Parfum Spray ($36.99), which brings an intoxicating floral musk scent to your skin.

For truly flawless makeup, embrace your sultry side with deep and alluring violet tones. We love the Christian Dior Dior Addict Be Iconic Mirror Shine Volume & Care Gloss Fancy Purple ($39.99) and the Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil Me Purple ($31.99), as it gives both eyes and lips some mysterious sex appeal.