By Sheila Arkee
Purple eyeshadow was the first color that I bonded with in my makeup loving life. Although I had been long fascinated with makeup, I never really experimented with colors until I received an entire makeup kit from JC Penny upon my high school graduation.
The makeup was generic and not the best quality, but the variety of colors gave me a chance to experiment and figure out which colors I liked best on my brown eyes. Purple was the winner, and ever since purple eyeshadow has had a big place in my heart. Here are the purple shadows that have earned the distinction of being my favorite.
I really have very few words for how much I adore this light, shimmery color. It’s irridescent and completely fabulous.
Ah, these colors, these wonderful purple tones. Some of the most highly pigmented purples I’ve ever used and this is less than $5.
Proving that NYX does it right when it comes to eyeshadows, this is a great collection of purples. A must have and a long-time favorite.
Sketch will always, always, always be one of my very favorite shadows. It’s perfection, plain and simple. A burgundy purple, it makes a great contrast shade in the outer corner for every one. Yes, everyone. It’s versatile and can be used as a smoky lid shade and also as a liner.
Although I’m generally not a fan a of matte shadows I have to give it to MAC for stepping up their shadow game with these relatively new shadows which are (shock!) not limited edition.
A new addition to the pack, it quickly became a favorite due to the amount of color contained in the shadow and the incredible quality. For about $3, it’s a steal!
I’ll admit to totally forgetting about this color until I did a quick search for purple eyeshadow. And yet, it’s so fabulous, how could I have not remembered?!?!
How does one describe this unique shade? Grey? Purple? Purple-toned grey? Whatever you’d call it, it’s simply amazing. Another all-time favorite.
What are some of your favorite purple eyeshadows?