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Purple Reign. The Eyeshadow Shade We Can't Get Enough Of.

15 May, 2019 - 08:14pm by - Head Pixie | 16 Comments

By BR Kellie

Kellie Confession:  I've long been afraid of wearing colours that weren't shades of brown/bronze on my lids. Mainly because I thought my eye colour (mostly brown/touches of green/not hazel enough to be hazel) was too blah to host anything dramatic. (Heck - full confession - I thought I was too blah to host anything dramatic.) WELL. SHAME ON ME. AND CONSIDER ME TOLD.

Thanks to this amazing video from the fabulous Samantha Ravndahl, which explains how to use color theory to create beautiful makeup looks, I've learnt that little ol' me with my boring brownish eyes can wear ANY shade of eyeshadow. Which means I can wear the latest, hottest, bestest (totally a word) shade in the whole wide world....


And...... before anyone pipes up and says anything.... yes, sure, technically, anyone can wear any colour. That's the joy of makeup. But self-imposed limitations are a thing, and I'm rather good at imposing things upon my self.

BUT, not any more (at least when it comes to eyeshadow shades). No longer am I side-eyeing the heck out of purple eyeshadow shades, I'm wearing the heck out of them!

So what's out there for those of us who think purple is a right royal fab shade? Check these out!

Revlon Colorstay Look Book Palette in Enigma, MAC Pretty Punk Palette, Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Electric Violet

From light liquid washes across the lid (the Stila S&G in Cloud is amazing for this), through to more intricate looks using matte shades of purple in the crease, a lilac shimmer all over the lid, and a midnight purple on the outer lid. It ALL LOOKS GOOD. It's romantic. It's edgy. it's simple, sweet, sensational. Whatever you want to be, however you want to feel, whatever you want to show the world, purple can make it happen.

Makeup Revolution Reloaded in Visionary, Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Cloud

It's a purple reign!

It's raining purple. Hallelujah!

Okay, I'll stop now. You get the picture. I'm all for the purple. I am here for it. It's not a scary colour, it's not just a shade for fashionable young things. It's something we can embrace, love, rock, and rock around wearing. I bow down to purple. I pledge my allegiance to it. 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shadowpain in MoodHuda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Palette, Jouer Spring Time In Paris, Viseart Liason Eye Shadow Palette

So what say you, beauties? Are you here for this colour trend? Is this a case of purple reigning... or paining? Chat away!


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7th June, 2019

Purple is so nice but I'm not really sure how to make it work on me. Maybelline or revlon many years ago had a very light shimming eye shadow which I loved it was like a lilac and sooo sparkling. Deep purple I'm not sure if it suits my blue eyes without looking punched or bruised

30th May, 2019

Oh my goodness, totally crushing on those Estee Lauder palettes. I am crazy about all things purple but never adventured into the makeup side of it other than lipstick and eyeliner. I'm thinking I have to get that middle one eek.

23rd May, 2019

I love colour . Especially purple eyeshadow . Gorge

19th May, 2019

Mmmmmmm I’m not brave enough to move away from browns/bronzes. But I do have an unused eye purple pallet (gift) from many moons ago. I just might give some news shades a whirl.

17th May, 2019

I LOVE purple - all shades of it from the darkest midnight purple through to the more mellow lilacs and mauves. It’s a really pretty, feminine colour and I am so here for this colour trend! Purple reigns.

17th May, 2019

Love some of the subtle purples - I tend to like the liquid eyeshadows as I'm not that good with eyeshadow application, so I pick a shade I love and a quick sweep over the eye does it

16th May, 2019

I have the Huda Beauty Mauve Obessions palette for my purple needs and a couple of other purple eyeshadows along with a purple eyeliner. I prefer warmer toned purples these days.

16th May, 2019

Purple has always reigned on my lids :p

16th May, 2019


My fave colour - don’t just put it on your lids, pretty up your lids with some gorgeous purple lipsticks too! Lime Crime and Australis make my fave purple lip colours

16th May, 2019

These are palettes are beautiful! I don't don't think I have purple eyeshadow shades

16th May, 2019

Light to pastel purple i think would be purplest i could go hahahaha =D

16th May, 2019

Love the look of that makeup revolution palette. I love purple it's my favourite colour though I don't wear it as much as I should. Keen to get a purple palette for my next purchase.

16th May, 2019

I love anything purple! So pretty

15th May, 2019

Ooooh! I love purple eyeshadow! Purple is an excellent colour for cool-toned people too.

15th May, 2019

Ooooh those are so pretty! I’m liking the colour for winter and I think it would go well with my brown eyes might have to shop around.