Makeup Wars shares their favorite purple eyes

Do you think of Crayola purple when you imagine wearing a purple eyeshadow?

photo credit: bemused.typepad.com

photo credit: bemused.typepad.com

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.

Makeup Wars loves purple eyeshadows

Makeup Wars loves purple eyeshadows

1. CHANTECAILLE TANZANITE

Chantecaille Tanzanite eyeshadow

Chantecaille Tanzanite eyeshadow

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

Nars Kauai duo

Nars Kauai duo

Nars Kauai purple

Nars Kauai purple

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

Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Humingbird

Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Humingbird

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

Le Metier de Beaute Plum eyeshadow

Le Metier de Beaute Plum eyeshadow

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

Le Metier de Beaute Fig eyeshadow

Le Metier de Beaute Fig eyeshadow

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

Chanel Magic Night

Chanel Magic Night

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*

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Palette in Magical

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Palette in Magical

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.

Chantecaille, Nars, RBR, LMdB x2, Chanel

Chantecaille, Nars, RBR, LMdB x2, Chanel

Tarina Tarantino Magical

Tarina Tarantino Magical

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

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Tanzanite is so gorgeous– I remember swatching it at the Chantecaille counter and being so impressed by it. So gorgeous! You have exquisite taste, my dear friend! :-)

  2. Tanzanite is very pretty, I think that is my favorite!

  3. I love seeing all those purples! LE METIER DE BEAUTY PLUM and NARS Kaui are my favs

  4. I forgot about LMdB Plum! Doh! I love that shade! Fig and Alexandrite are faves too but I categorized them as more plum/burgundy and excluded them. FAVES though! <3

  5. beautyin says:

    @Phyrra, I love the same two. The Nars Kauai is so stunning on.

  6. I really need that Chantecaille shade! =O SO PRETTY!

  7. I can’t believe I don’t have a single purple in your round up, and purples are my favorite! I pretty much need all of these! <3 <3

  8. I’ve fallen in love Tarina Tarantino shadows recently and that palette in Magical might have to be next on my to-get list!

  9. I keep meaning to order that TT palette when it’s on Hautelook, but I never manage to pull the trigger!

  10. beautyin says:

    @jbrobeck and Bailey – I love the Magical palette and now want more more more!! I can’t wait for another Hautelook day for Tarina Tarantino. Be sure you put Magical on your list!!

  11. beautyin says:

    @Amber – I’ve cut back on purples even though I used to be addicted to them. These are all great ones. I highly recommend looking at the Tarantino one when it goes on Hautelook again.

    @Brooke – the Chantecaille one looks totally different on my eyes than my hand. I’ve gone through 2 and I never finish anything. I have two in my stash now since I thought it was being discontinued. I wish I’d bought the pans though since the old packaging gets tacky.

  12. That Le Metier Plum is gorgeous!!!

  13. I just love that you started with Crayons!!! That’s where my love for color began.

  14. beautyin says:

    @Polarbelle, I still get excited seeing a box of brand new crayons.

    @Pammy – the LMdB Plum goes on more sheerly but I can get it to this intensity. Love it.

  15. Oh, I love that Tarina Tarantino palette. Haven’t seen that before. Stunning!