One of the hottest trends for fall makeup is purple eye shadow. If you’ve been avoiding wearing this striking shade like the plague, you may want to take a second look.
Purple shadow looks good on any skin tone and can help create both versatile day and night looks.
Purple Makes Your Eye Color Pop
If you have hazel or green eyes, purple-based shadows are made for you. If you have gold tones in your eyes even better, add a hint of pink and your purple shadow will accentuate your eyes even more.
If you have brown eyes, purple shadow is a great contrasting option. For those with blue eyes, a purple shadow with slight bronze undertones does the trick.
Brightness and Skin Tone Makes a Difference
Generally, if you have darker skin, you can go for a brighter shade. If you have lighter skin, go lighter (but not too light as it can wash out your skin).
Easy Does it Every Time
Use a light handed application; otherwise, you may look a little too goth. Look for a shadow with a sheer texture to avoid overdoing it.
Strike a Balance
Since purple is a stand-out color, keep the rest of your makeup in the same shade to avoid too much contract.
Look for a palette like the Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette to eliminate the guesswork. Also, avoid extreme colors for your cheeks or lips.
Are You a Purple Phobia Sufferer? Get Over it!
If you’re not ready to take a purple plunge all the way, try a purple eyeliner instead.
Look for violet shades like Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Violet or aubergine shades like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Vice.