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Purple Eye Shadow

Trend Alert: Purple Peepers

First it's purple hair and now I'm talking purple eyes. Purple is one of those versatile shades that can be bright, playful, sultry, and subtle, depending on the finish and depth of color. Purple also makes green eyes pop, brown eyes brighter, and gives blue eyes a cool iciness. Katie Holmes, Kate Hudson, and Emmy Rossum opted for and soft lilac tone for a lightening effect; Audrina Patridge went for sexy, heavily-lined eyes with plum accents; and January Jones and Selita Ebanks spiced their looks up with multitoned colors. Check out the fun looks below for some inspiration in the various ways that this violet hue can be worn.


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lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I have brown eyes, so purple is my go-to color...
Gwen-G Gwen-G 8 years
I'm obsessed with purple.It looks so gorgeous!
ElisabethR ElisabethR 8 years
I love purple eye shadow -- I'm almost annoyed it's a trend as it's been my blue-eyed "secret" and may look totally passe in another year! Oh well, I'll keep wearing it. You can't go wrong with something so flattering.
luckykarma luckykarma 8 years
The trend is purple eye shadow. Any shade, it doesn't matter.
xemailheather xemailheather 8 years
Are these things trends - or 6 celebs who happen to be wearing a certain color of eyeshadow?
cordata cordata 8 years
I also love purples - purples and greens ;)
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Love purple, its great for green eyes
luckykarma luckykarma 8 years
I have green eyes, and I have sworn by purple in any shade for as long as I can remember! I have had a problem finding a good eyeshadow though, I used to use this great one by Mary Kay and then they discontinued it and I ran out...anyone have any good suggestions on good purple eyeshadows?
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Purple is the colour that suits me the most when it comes to eye shadow, I have brown eyes :)
tiabia tiabia 8 years
tiabia tiabia 8 years
I love the purple, but out of all of these looks, I think Audrian's is the worst. I won't necessary blame that on her makeup, as I think the biggest problem is her hair.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I love purple eyeshadow, especially with the smokey effect. since i have caramel skin tone, I really love the darker shades.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
i love this trend
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Personally I've never been very into light/bright colors of any kind of eyes. I think a lot of the time it can just look like a 12 yr old got into her mother's makeup, esp pastel shades of purple.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I'm wearing purple eyeshadow right now. :) It's pretty light though, but now I'm tempted to try some darker shades.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Audrina and Selita look amazing, but January and Katie look like they have eye infections. Katie's application looks sloppy...January's eye make up would look better on Katie.
emalove emalove 8 years
Purples are my favorite shades to wear to bring out my green eyes...I love lavenders, plums, and eggplants. And I'm never without my plum-colored liquid liner.
lellybear lellybear 8 years
like fleur, i've always done some shade of purple eyeshadow. usually it's something similar to audrina's, just not quite as dark.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I always wear purple eye makeup. It looks best with my blue eyes.
ImmaDiva ImmaDiva 8 years
love Audrina's look! I always choose purples over blacks for a smokey look.. black is too harsh on me but purple compliments nicely :)
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