Purple may not be the first choice of eyeshadow colour for many women, but it is the colour of the season and so maybe now is the time to take the plunge. The good news is that the huge range of products now available means that choosing a purple shade does not have to mean looking as if you have just survived a particularly violent boxing match. Here are ten of the best.
The Vibrant | Clarins’ Ombre Minerale Eye Shadow in Vibrant Violent offers an intense colour, especially when used wet. For a complete set of show-stopping colours, try a bargain Beauty UK Ten-Piece Bright Vivid Eyeshadow Set in purple, black and white, which comes complete with a mirror and applicators. For premium colour saturation and a long-lasting, dramatic finish, check out a Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hour Eyeshadow in Endless Purple, which can last an incredible 24 hours, or for the latest colour technology test out Bourjois Color Edition 24H Eyeshadow in Prune Nocturne. This cream to powder formula is a joy to apply and will leave your eyelids both looking and feeling great. You cannot fail to shine throughout any occasions, either, thanks to its great metallic finish. For pure quality of colour, you cannot go wrong with a Pure Color Eye Shadow from Estee Lauder in Satin Purple Passion. It’s not the cheapest option out there, but it is a prime choice that will make you feel like a purple princess every time you sweep some on.
Subtle Shading | A Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad Eyeshadow set in Smokey Purple makes it easy to create exactly the level of intensity and impact you want from your eye make-up. There is a range of shades that are sure to suit you, whatever your skin and hair tone or personal style. A Gosh Eyeshadow Quattro in Purple offers a selection of creamy, light and perfume-free eye colours that can be used to create a multitude of different on-trend looks. You may need to blink a couple of times when you see the price of the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Quads Eyeshadow in purple, but it is worth every penny – even the packaging looks great, so you will have absolutely no worries about what’s inside. Anyway, many people believe that you can’t put a price on real beauty. If you’re hunting out something a little more affordable, have a look at the No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Duo in Royal or the Collection Work The Colour Eye Palette in purple.