But which shade of purple is your best?
First of all, wear whatever shade of purple that makes your heart sing.
Education is power - Get a purple education, then decide.
Like Teal. Teal can be work by all skin tones.
But today is all about purple. (Where'd you come from Teal?)
Purple is where blue and red meet on the color wheel.
To the left are the blue-purples; cool colors.
To the right are the red purples; warm colors.
In the middle of blue-purple and red-purple is the true purple; a universal color.
Remember, everyone can wear true purple.
The smack dab in the middle purple.
By the way, 'Violet' is actually the technical name for Purple.
There it is.
That self-knowledge is power thing again.
Once you know your natural skin's undertone, an entire world will open up to you.
Cools can wear all purples (or violets, depending on what you want to call it)
Warms are better with the warmer, rosier end of the purple spectrum. (Think adding reds).
Neutrals, same as cools, can wear just about any purple. Neutrals just always seem to have more flexibility with colors.
Take our super quick, super FREE Foundation Shade Finder to find out.
Blue Purple Eyeshadow Options
|Iris||Blue Opal||Forget Me Not||Lilac|
Purple Eyeshadow Options
Red-Purple Eyeshadow Options
Choose lighter shades of purple.
Choose darker, shades of purple.
Now, add your skin's under tone of cool, warm or neutral.
It's a bit of a math equation. For example:
Fair and warm? Choose or, lightly apply your warm purple shade, perhaps even wih a touch of brightness (for you bright eyed women).
Deep and cool? Choose a deeper, cooler shade.
Is there a brightness to your look?
Choose a brighter shade, such as Groovin' Grape.
Muted or Smokey
You have soft coloring?
Choose a soft shade, such as Forget Me Not.
Eye color is the traditional way to choose your makeup shades, but as you can see there is so much more to consider. That says, purple works for every eye color. But let's take a look:
Purple is a safe bet for you brown eye'd girls.
You have many eyeshadow options, and purple is one of them. Look to your personal coloring palette, as above, to get the right tone of purple.
Red purples and pink tones (rosy-red) help to bring out the yellow in green eyes. Again, look to your personal color palette.
Shades such as Eggplant and periwinkle (Forget Me Not) are generally a good bet.
For more help in choosing your best makeup shades, I am trained in color, so come work with me.