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I'm Obsessed With Early-'00s Purple Eyeshadow — Here's What I'm Using to Ace the Trend Today

Jun 30 2021 - 2:50pm

Much to my dismay, I was deemed a little too young by my parents to be wearing makeup when frosty pastel eyeshadow was trending in the late '90s and early 2000s. Truth be told, Dr. Pepper-flavored lip balm was probably more my speed anyway, but I definitely still envied the sparkly purple eyelids of pop stars like Britney Spears [1] and Christina Aguilera [2].

Now that lilac and lavender eyeshadow is big once again [3] (plus Y2K claw clips and hair tinsel [4]), I owe it to myself to finally try and ace the trend I've loved for so long.

Thankfully, now I know exactly what products to reach for and have way better technique than I did in 2002. Ahead, the five e.l.f. Cosmetics buys I'm eyeing for my much-anticipated purple-eyeshadow moment.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Bite-Size Eyeshadow Palette in Açaí You

My 2002 allowance would have been super psyched about this product's price tag! The e.l.f. Cosmetics Bite-Size Eyeshadow Palette in Açaí You [5] ($3) comes with four different matte and shimmery shades of purple shadow.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow in Supernova

A detail about me that hasn't changed at all since the '00s? I still hate cleaning makeup brushes. That's why I'm a huge fan of cream eyeshadows that you can easily blend out with your fingertips, like the e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow in Supernova [6] ($5).

e.l.f. Cosmetics No Budge Shadow Stick in Rich Amethyst

The e.l.f. Cosmetics No Budge Shadow Stick in Rich Amethyst [7] ($5) can be used as an eyeliner or, when applied over your entire eyelid, a metallic eyeshadow.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in Purple Reign

I loved my roll-on body glitter, but these days, I like to save the iridescence for my eyelids. That's why I can't wait to get my hands on the e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in Purple Reign [8] ($5).

e.l.f. Cosmetics Cream Eyeliner in Punk Purple

If I'm really going to go for the purple-eyeshadow trend, I might as well use purple eyeliner too, like the budge-proof and water-resistant e.l.f. Cosmetics Cream Eyeliner in Punk Purple [9] ($4).


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