Sometimes, I think purple eyeshadow gets a bad rap.
Since it showed up in mod makeup in the 60’s, purple eyeshadow has evolved into a flattering shade for just about everyone.
Here are some tips to make wearing purple eyeshadow a breeze.
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.
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).
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.
Since purple is a stand-out color, keep the rest of your makeup in the same shade to avoid too much contrast.
Look for a palette like the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy palette in Envious Orchid to eliminate the guesswork. Also, avoid extreme colors for your cheeks or lips.
If you’re not ready to take a purple plunge all the way, try a purple eyeliner instead.
[Image via Sephora]