7 Tips for Looking Great in Purple Eyeshadow

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Add a burst of daring makeup color to your usual repertoire of neutrals and nudes. Sport a gorgeous ’80s eye makeup trend featuring berry and violet shades.

Here’s how to properly apply purple eyeshadow.

 1. Eye Redness and Under-eye Discolorations

The jewel-toned eye makeup draws attention to any discolorations in your under-eye area. If you are going to put on purple eyeshadow, smoothen your eye area first by touching up under-eye imperfections with a well-blended layer of concealer.

With purple eyeshadow, your red eyes will look disturbingly bloodshot. So you need to get rid of any redness on your eyes. You can also perform a makeup trick to counteract eye redness. Ditch your classic black mascara for a swipe of berry-toned mascara or liquid liner. This effectively creates an illusion that the whites of your eyes are much brighter.

 2. Eye Color

Violet eye makeup shades work best with brown, hazel, and green eyes. The alluring color contrast can work for both daytime and evening looks.

 3. Skin Tone

If you are olive-skinned, look instantly gorgeous with intense grape eyeshadow on the crease of your eye. For fair-skinned women, lavender or plum shades applied on the lids are stunning.

 4. Daytime Look

For an elegant daytime look, wear purple eyeshadow with nude lipstick and peachy pink cheeks. The bold eye makeup color is counterbalanced by the low-key hues on the lips and cheeks.

 5. Evening Look

At night, wear a dazzlingly dramatic look with purple eye makeup and bronzed cheeks. Just remember to keep your lipstick shade from clashing with your eye and cheek makeup. Choose a subtle pinkish nude lipstick or lip gloss.

 6. Lips and Cheeks

Purple shades work best with neutrals, such as browns, tans, and taupes. Stay away from candy-colored pinks on your lips and cheeks when you wear purple eyeshadow. Lips are always best coated with pinkish nudes.

 7. The Basics

Lavender with a bluish undertone is universally flattering. Fuchsia eyeshadow, on the other hand, is the least flattering shade.

Opt for a shimmery powder formulation for your purple eye makeup. Use a brush to apply the eyeshadow from the lash line to the crease of the eye. Then use black mascara to frame your beautiful jewel-toned eyeshadow. Skip the eyeliner this time as the effect can be too harsh–unless, of course, you are going for a full-on costume-party look.