Purple is one of the most flattering colors to pull off. I know that people tend to be afraid of steering away from neutral colors, and I think purple is the first step in incorporating color into your makeup looks.
What I like most about purple is that it is appropriate all year-round. Sure, I like darker purples in the Fall/Winter, and lighter purples in Spring/Summer, but it isn’t that type of color that I personally only wear for one season (For me, orange lipstick has a time and a place-and that’s July). Purple is also one of the only colors that I don’t hesitate wearing regardless of the occasion. I wouldn’t wear green eyeshadow to a job interview (at least no jobs I’ve applied for), and I wouldn’t pull out my dramatic copper eyeshadows to go to the grocery store- though I may as well considering some of the looks that I’ve left the house wearing.
Purple is universally flattering, works for virtually every occasion, and it easy to work with. What beats that? It was a no-brainer for me to share one of my go-to purple looks.
Like my previous post, I didn’t do anything special in terms of technique. I just used one shade in the crease, and then blended a darker purple into the outer v. I the added 2 colors to the lid. That’s it. Nothing fancy here, cause it doesn’t need to be.
Unfortunately, I do not own a lot of shadows that are cruelty free. I have a perfect purple palette (Laura Mercier Artist Palette), which unfortunately goes against my beliefs that makeup should be ethical. I can’t punish myself forever for making mistakes, so I will use the palette until every shadow is gone. Remember, vegansim is about progress, not perfection. You don’t need to throw everything away, you just need to make sure to no longer purchase animal-derived products. I did use non cruelty-free products in today’s look, but will not link them because I don’t want to support the companies. If you know if any good cruelty-free purple eyeshadows, please let me know, because I am now on the hunt for them!
I hope that you enjoy this look. It’s pretty straightforward, and only took about 20 minutes to accomplish.
Let’s get into the deets:
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Body Shop Honey Bronzer (cruelty-free, but contains honey, which I no longer support)
Hard Candy Tiki Bronzer
All Eyeshadows are from Laura Mercier Artist Palette
Transtion: Plum Smoke
Outer V: Vanilla Ink
Lid: Kir Royale and African Violet
Brow Highlight: Vanilla Nuts
Inner Corner: Sparkling Dew
Waterline: Urban Decay Crave Eyeliner (might be discontinued…can’t find it 🙁 )
Mac Angel Lipstick
Doing my makeup everyday reminds me of how many products I own that are from brands that test from animals, and it really motivates me to continue to make the list smaller and smaller.
I hope that you can see that wearing colors like purple isn’t so scary after all!
Spring and Summer is the perfect time to experiment with color-in fact, I am planning on sharing a pop of color look very soon, so stay tuned for that coming in the next week or two.
Whatever I come up with, it’ll be here next Friday. Feel free to let me know if there is anything in particular that you would want to see.
Have an awesome weekend!