We’re calling it: 2019 is the year purple shadow reigns supreme. From Kerry to Jenna, see how it’s the perfect transitional shade to brighten up your face as we head into warmer weather.
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Try a Wash of Lavender
Sub your usual browns and taupes for a sheer wash of lavender instead. Anchor the soft look with a strong dash of eyeliner across the top of your lids and along your lower lash line.
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Swipe a Sheer Berry
Equal parts pink and purple, a soft berry hue will make your eyes pop without looking too extreme. Better yet, tie the look together with a coordinating blush and lip color.
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Go Bold with a Violet Smoky Eye
Have a special event coming up? Swap your statement lip for a statement eye like Vanessa here. The effect is striking and unexpected. (Plus you no longer have to worry about touching up your lipstick throughout the night.)
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Create a Fun Effect
Feeling more experimental? Take a cue from Lily here and sweep an electric violet over the entire lid before flicking out the ends to create a graphic cat-eye shape.
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Draw on a Dash of Eyeliner
Blink and you just might miss Kerry’s subtle dash of purple eyeliner. Flocked by feathery lashes to frame your eyes, this is the easiest way to test the waters without veering too far outside your comfort zone.