Are You Afraid to Wear Purple Shadow? Here are Some Tips That Will Show You How

27 Oct

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.

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 Make 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 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.

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.

[Image via Sephora]

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