Do you think of Crayola purple when you imagine wearing a purple eyeshadow?
The shade that we grew up with if only had a box of 8 or 16 crayons is not the purple that Makeup Wars is in love with. As we’ve grown up Crayola purple is our last love but has led to many other shades within that range of color. Ones we didn’t imagine when we were 8 years old.
My purples are all over the board from lavender to violet to wine to almost black. All are beautiful and all have something special about them.
1. CHANTECAILLE TANZANITE
If you’d ask me to name one eyeshadow that was my favorite purple this would be it. I’ve gone through several of these since it’s got just the right amount of blue in it for me. Seeing it in the pot I’d never think it was a blue purple but on my eyes it is. I’m not putting these in any order except to say this has always been my number 1.
2. NARS KAUAI
I love this metallic violet. Nars describes the duo as Gold Lame and Smoky Iridescent Orchid. I don’t use the gold because it’s very sparkly and gets all over my face. But this purple is to die for.
3. ROUGE BUNNY ROUGE DELICATE HUMMINGBIRD
I swear this is more purple in person but in reality it’s a taupe purple. It’s not intensely pigmented but it’s beautiful and easy for me to wear. A combo of two favorite colors can’t be wrong.
4. LE METIER DE BEAUTY PLUM
This is almost a periwinkle shade. It is a typical LMdB eyeshadow in that it’s sheer (sheerer than my swatch) and works well for layering. But most days I’m not in the mood to layer so I use this with a firm brush and get a lot of pigment from it.
5. LE METIER DE BEAUTE FIG
Alone Fig is not a favorite but it works so well when using the Couches de Couleurs method. This is a very brown version of fig with a touch of red. It can change a look from day to night with ease.
6. CHANEL MAGIC NIGHT OMBRE ESSENTIAL
Sadly Magic Night is discontinued but I had to include it since it really is a favorite. The undertone of Magic Night is milk chocolate and it has purple pigment added to create a shade that makes for a beautiful smokey eye. One of the advantages to this shadow is that you can easily use gradient tones so you can get a great look with just this one shadow.
7. TARINA TARANTINO MAGICAL JEWEL EYESHADOW PALETTE*
I am totally in love with this palette. I’ve been wearing it at least 3 days a week for the last few weeks. Every shade in this is gorgeous and creates a perfect cool toned eye look. There’s mauve, smoky amethyst, violet, creamy white and a light pink lilac. It wears like a dream. The name Magical fits it completely. A full review will be forthcoming.
So there you have my very unCrayola line of favorite purples. I love the variations available and that I don’t have to look like a crayon.
Are any of these in your repertoire? Any favorite purples I should look into? — Marcia
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*TT provided for editorial consideration, remainder were purchased by me