Haven’t you heard? Lilac is one of the hottest makeup colors for 2012, so if you haven’t updated your makeup kit yet, what are you waiting for?! Get down to the shop and invest in an eye shadow palette pronto- preferably a trio that can be used to highlight and contour. Once you have found the perfect lilac eye shadow palette, check out Farah Fath’s application technique to get the perfect summer glow.

Farah Lilac hairstylesUsing your palette, start with the lightest shade and apply it to the entire lid and up towards the brow bone. Then, using the medium shade in your trio, start layering it on the lid to your desired depth. Apply it under the eye as well to get this fabulous light smokey eye effect. Finally, take your darkest shade and concentrate it in the crease and the outer corner of the eye on both the top and bottom lash lines. Finally, use a dark grey or black eyeliner followed by black mascara. This is an ultra-modern take on the smokey eye that is dramatic enough for night-time but light enough for the day.

Pair it up with a pretty rose lip gloss and you are ready to go!