Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!
For the letter ‘F’ I have chosen the colour Fuchsia
. Fuchsia is a bright, vibrant, reddish pink
named after the flower of the fuchsia plant. Its name was changed to Magenta in 1859 to celebrate a victory of the French army at the Battle of Magenta
. These Pinterest boards
are a great place to start for fuchsia inspiration.
Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and learn about the fuchsia beauty trend.
Fuchsia symbolises joy, confidence, energy and excitement, as well as romance, lust and passion. In Hinduism, pink is linked with the heart chakra, which concerns higher consciousness and love and bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds. It is also associated with celebrations, festivity and the exotic.
Complementary colour: green
Plants and flowers: fuchsia, roses, anthurium, orchid, peonies, dahlias, poppies
Animals: Some species of tropical fish, pink dragonflies, dragon millipedes
Foods: pink dragon fruit, rhubarb, radish.
Fuchsia is a popular colour for spring and summer makeup because it’s so vibrant. It makes a bold statement, but is more wearable than red and suits most skin tones, especially paler ones.
As fuchsia has an equal mix of pink and blue tones, it brightens up pale skin without looking too harsh. It’s perfect when you want to add a pop of colour to boost your confidence, without looking over-the-top.
M.A.C do several fuchsia toned lipsticks that are really striking. The palest and most wearable is ‘Pink Pigeon’, but if you’re looking for a richer and more vibrant shade, try ‘Flat Out Fabulous’ or ‘Full on Fuchsia’. A more purple-toned lipstick, such as ‘Show Orchid’ or ‘Girl About Town’ will suit darker skintones.
offer a wide range of luxe fuchsia nail polishes-my favourites are ‘Flashbulb Fuchsia’ and ‘Pink Flamenco’. Rimmel nail polishes are a cheaper option and are very easy to apply-the best fuchsia shades I’ve seen are Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine
in ‘Funtime Fuchsia’ and Salon Pro Nail Colour with Lycra
in ‘Simply Sizzling’.
What do you think of the fuchsia makeup trend?