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Beauty Mark It! Versatile Violet Eye Shadows

Hear the phrase "purple eye shadow" and people either clap with glee or hide in fear. While the color isn't for, uh, shrinking violets, it isn't the brash '80s nightmare you might be afraid of. A light, dusky lavender can be used for a soft smoky eye—or you can go bolder with a deep purple. I like this Tarte eye shadow in The It Girl ($17) because it's soft and easy to blend.

So for this week's Beauty Mark It challenge, I want to know which violets, purples and lavender eyeshadows you love. Share your favorites by Beauty Marking them and tagging your choices with the phrase "versatile violet." I'll feature the readers' favorites on BellaSugar next Tuesday, August 29 (can you believe it's almost September?!).

To learn what a Beauty Mark is and how to make one, click here. To see some of my favorite online beauty stores,


Saks Beauty Place
Victoria's Secret Beauty
Sephora
Drugstore.com
Fred Segal Beauty
Folica
Strawberrynet.com
Nordstrom
Bergdorf Goodman
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wagnerlk wagnerlk 9 years
never heard of this before!
purrtykitty purrtykitty 9 years
purples are my fave! they go great with my hazel eyes.
vinnie vinnie 9 years
I wear purple eyeshadow everyday. MAC Velour for the day and MAC Blackberry for night.
mrsyuen mrsyuen 9 years
Yes! I've been trying to find purple eyeshadow for the longest time but I haven't seen any that I like besides Hard Candy's. Thanks Bellasugar :)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
these are great colors for so many people!
BABILUV BABILUV 9 years
I'M DARK SKIN SO SOME REALLY DARK PURPLE IS WHAT I'LL GET.
strawberry3d strawberry3d 9 years
beautiful color
vocabulary vocabulary 9 years
i love purple eyeshadow, but a light colored shadow at that. it really compliments my green eyes well.
rachi99 rachi99 9 years
I LOVE purple/violet eyeshadows! They bring out the gold flecks in my brown eyes, and it's a fun way to use a vibrant color without looking like a psycho.
kimbit kimbit 9 years
I like violet shadows they bring out the green in my eyes. I am a bit traumatized by it though because in the early 90's I was tempted by a free makeover at the mall, she put on tonnes of purple eyeshadow, purple hued blush and purple lipstick! It looked horrific. I am very pale and am a red-head.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Violet/purples are my favorite color of eyeshadow! :makeup:
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