Purple. The versatility of this colour lies in the fact that it flatters almost every skin tone — whether it reveals itself on the lids in the form of lilac-hued cat-eye flicks, or lends itself to the under-eyes as a part of a smokey-eyed aesthetic – purple has been cemented as a universal oomph factor, and our favourites have sported the trend in more ways than one on multiple occasions. The festive season is already upon us, and it’s time to level up ASAP. Here’s how to ace purple eye makeup like a pro.
Priyanka’s eyes are endowed with an iridescent purple that’s dramatic enough to draw your attention — but subtle enough to not overpower the rest of the elements at play.
How To: Recreate Priyanka’s aesthetic by swiping a glitter-packed purple across the lids. You can extend the stroke into a cat-eye flick, and drench your lashes in oodles of mascara. Apply some lip gloss, brush out your brows, and you’re done.
Use: MyGlamm Lit Glossy Liquid Eyeliner: Purple Farewell
This one’s a medium purple that makes for a quintessential after-party lewk. It’s equipped with a unique flexi-tip for the transfer of defined and precise lines, the threat of quivering fingers mustn't daunt you. Don't worry about the formula feeling dry and flaky on the lids. It's lightweight and made for all-day comfort. And, yes, it is also vegan and cruelty-free.
Hailey has opted for a lilac-hued eyeliner that compliments her skin tone effortlessly. The choice is in sync with her clean-girl aesthetic and plays into the softness of the look.
How To: All you have to do is draw razor-thin cat-eye flicks on each lid, and you’re wearing a Bieber-approved trend already. Plant a little bit of pink on the cheekbones, and douse the lips in a clear lip oil. Don’t forget to prep your skin with a serum and moisturiser. Her lavender eye makeup is gorgeous, isn’t it?
Use: MyGlamm Manish Malhotra Beauty Glitter Eyeliner — Black Moon
This eyeliner pencil will bring you the moon — not even the stars. Highly pigmented and transfer-proof, it boasts a metallic finish, and will not budge from the eyes for 12 hours straight. What are you waiting for? Get it now!
Jealousy, Jealousy — because Olivia is pulling it off better than anyone. The singer-songwriter’s shimmer-studded veil of purple flush is punctuated by the most precise feline flicks and is complemented by flushes of rose on the lips and cheeks.
Prime your lids to extend the longevity of the eyeshadow. Dip your brush into a glitter-packed purple, and press it into the lids — concentrating the pigment evenly across the surface. Create feline flicks on each eye, and colour your lips the softest shade of pink. You’re done!
Use: Manish Malhotra Beauty By MyGlamm 9 In 1 Eyeshadow Palette — Reverie
A corsage of glitter-packed and matte-textured shades, this palette by Manish Malhotra features high-impact, ultra-pigmented colours boasting the finest of textures — including a hue of purple that’s so magical, you’re not going to want to wipe it off at all. One swipe and you’re sporting the prettiest shade on the lids. Get it ASAP!
Here’s a very different take on the trend. Sara has lacquered her lashes with oodles of purple-hued mascara instead of painting her lids purple. If you’re looking for something unique, you might want to give this one a try.
How To: All you have to do is swipe some product on the lashes, and tightline your eyes with jet-black eyeliner. That’s literally it.
Use: MyGlamm Jet Set Eyes Kajal Eyeliner — Noir
This intensely-pigmented kajal-cum-eyeliner boasts the creamiest texture and glides onto the lids smoothly to deliver a semi-matte finish. It’s budge-proof, smudge-resistant, and long-lasting.
Rihanna’s look is as dramatic as it is exquisite. The eyes boast an intense hue of purple that’s mirrored on the lips as well as the cheeks.
How To: Fill in your lips with a shade of purple, and drape some blush over the cheeks in the shape of a ‘c’. This technique endows your temples, brow-bones, and cheekbones with colour instead of just focusing on the cheeks. Dust some purple all over the lids — extending up to the brow bone — and apply the colour under the eyes too.
Use: MyGlamm LIT Liquid Matte Lipstick — Taboo
This lavender-hued lipstick is what dreams are made of. It boasts a buttery-soft, matte-textured finish that glides onto the lips seamlessly. It’s also infused with Moringa Oil — so your lips are always hydrated, supple, and healthy, and promises your lips an opaque, smooth, and crease-free application.
While some colours, once planted on the lower lash line, can make your eyes look swollen and puffy – purple never does that. It adds a pop of vibrance to the eyes instead, and the look is extremely simple to recreate. This is such an easy purple eyeshadow look.
How To: To recreate this look, you can fill your lids with a light shade of glitter-studded purple before using a fine-tipped brush to pack the colour under the eyes as well as over the inner corners to make them stand out. Add a clear lip gloss to the equation, and introduce a warm-toned, orange-ish blush to the cheeks.
Use: MyGlamm Manish Malhotra Beauty 9 In 1 Eyeshadow Palette — Rendezvous
This versatile palette displays smokey mattes, gold foil and creamy metallics — from a poppy yellow to a shimmer-packed purple, nothing escapes this line-up. These colours are ultra-pigmented, and they’re endowed with cream-like textures that embrace your eyes graciously. Get it now!
This purple eyeshadow look is stunning. If you thought bright colours don’t go together, you’ve been proved wrong. Sonam plays around with hues of purple, yellow, and blue — all ricocheting off the lids in waves of mystique and iridescence.
How To: Begin with a vivacious hue of blue, and paint your inner corner with the colour. Blend it outward before introducing a shade of purple to the centre of the lids. Blend both colours into each other for a seamless transition, and continue painting the outer corners of the lids purple. You can tease the lower inner corner with a pop of yellow, and extend some of the purples to the lower lid. Conclude with a shade of pink on the lips and cheeks, and brush your brows outward before filling them in. Don’t you just love this purple smokey eye makeup look?
Use: MyGlamm Manish Malhotra Beauty 9 In 1 Eyeshadow Palette — Enchanté
This palette will leave you enchanted. Literally. It features the prettiest shades of pink, purple, and blue — from matte-textured ones to glitter-packed ones, they boast the creamiest, most blendable textures ever.
Which of these purple eye makeup looks are you planning on recreating? Spill now!
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