1.23.2014

{beauty board} purple haze

purple
Purple is a little bit sugar, a little bit spice. On one hand, it's demure, dainty, and feminine - just a stone's throw from ultra-girly pink; on the other, it's bold, daring, and sultry. It's this versatility that makes it such an unstoppable color for eyes. A shimmery violet around the inner corner brightens; while a dark and dusty plum {I regularly use Too Faced's Voulez-Vous from the Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Shadow Collection} lends a smoky, mysterious touch. Here, 5 amazing palettes for creating a bold, beautiful, ultraviolet gaze:

purple palettes
ONE: Rimmel London in PURPLE REIGN {$1.49} TWO: Lancôme in AMETHYST GLAM {$50.00} THREE: Yves Saint Laurent in 4 LILAC SKY {$58.00} FOUR: SEPHORA COLLECTION in 06 ULTRAVIOLET {$19.00} FIVE: NYX in XOXO, MONA {$7.99}

If you're iffy about purple eyeshadow because you: a} don't know if it will work for you {I promise it will}; or b} are unsure of how to use it, Rimmel London's Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow in Purple Reign needs to be on your radar. The mini how-to on the back of the packaging makes application a breeze; and the price point makes it an affordable test drive option. Speaking of affordability...

...the NYX Love in Florence Eye Shadow Palette in Xoxo, Mona is fab if you're on a budget. The color payoff is incredible; and, bonus: it's a near-dupe for the luxurious Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Amethyst Glam from Lancôme {which I highly recommend if you love shimmer}.

Yves Saint Laurent's OMBRES 5 LUMIÈRES - 5 Colour Harmony For Eyes in 4 Lilac Sky is one of my personal favorites. It's similar to Lancôme's Amethyst Glam; the difference being that it contains a matte purple shade that works so well in tying the pearly / shimmery violets and lilacs in the palette together. Last, but definitely not least...the MicroSmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio in 06 Ultraviolet from SEPHORA COLLECTION. If you're not great at blending, this trio was made for you. The baked consistency makes it super easy to use; plus it allows for wet or dry application. In my opinion, this is one of the best all-in-ones available.


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19 comments

Elle Sees said...

those are all some excellent choices! i love purple in the winter the most--idk why!

ellie said...

Such a great look! Love the choices! Such a cool post!

ivy said...

Such a lovely purple! So retro yet a cool new retro too!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Beautiful palettes and inspo! x

Margaret Dallospedale said...

FAB palettes!!! I love these shades
Kisses
The Indian Savage Diary

Dina Bella said...

love that color.. beautiful

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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing looks and palettes!
Especially loving the YSL!

xoxox,
CC

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Purple is my favorite color-- never really thought to use it for my eyes though.

Sara Gerard said...

Pretty! Purple is MY color! I think that this can look so cute and 70's. I have those little Rimmel flag eye shadow kits, and I can never manage to use them correctly, sadness.

Sherin said...

Purple hues on eyes is such a fun and glam look!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I have a hard time wearing purple eye shadow, but I love it on other people!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love it! It's a little mysterious, youthful and bright!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Sam said...

Didn't realise how pretty purple shades could look! Thanks for the visit doll.....Happy Friday!

MOSAMUSE said...

pretty! and nice options
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

ellie's desk said...

So LOVE this look. Great Thursday post! Impressive list too in the eyeshadow department!

ellie's desk said...

So LOVE this look. Great Thursday post! Impressive list too in the eyeshadow department!

Lady Lilith said...

I like purple. I am happy it is coming into style.

FASHION TALES said...

Lancome and Rimmel are my favourites. I love their makeup. I don't use much purple eyeshadows, but I love it here. :)

Janet Taylor said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors!


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