Color Focus: Purple Makeup for Eyes, Face and Lips

Alcone Company makeup face chart illustration inspired by Erte and Art Deco style, mixed media.

We’ve got a passion for PURPLE. This love child of red and blue is the basis for so many colors we adore. From vibrant violet to deep plum and everything in between, there are many makeup shades to choose from for eyes, face, and lips. So, step away from the safety of neutrals by adding this glorious color to your next beauty look.

What’s the best way to wear purple eyeshadow?

Change up a classic with a purple smoky eye. It can be as easy as lining the eyes with Danessa Myricks Cushion Color in Liquid Lilac and then smudging it before it sets. Or show off your blending skills by using multiple eyeshadows to achieve a dramatic, smoldering effect. If this seems too much work, don’t worry—one gorgeous shade washed over the lid is always an elegant solution.

Danessa Myricks Beauty 
Waterproof Cushion Color in Liquid Lilac
 $15
Danessa Myricks Beauty
Waterproof Cushion Color in Liquid Lilac
$15
Image of four Cozzette Beauty
Infinite Eyeshadows in purple shades.
$13 each
Cozzette Beauty
Infinite Eyeshadows
$13 each
Image of four La Femme Eyeshadows. 
$10 each
La Femme
Eyeshadows
$10 each

Can purple blush look good?

Purple blush can be tricky because you don’t want to look bruised. A berry shade with more red than blue like Kevyn Aucoin Neo Blush in Grapevine will look more natural. However, for editorial, runway, or ’80s-inspired party makeup, don’t hold back and drape those cheeks in Ben Nye Powder Blush in Purple Passion! Then there’s Lemonhead SpacePaste Glitter Concentrate in Houdini, the bestseller that takes iridescent highlighter to a euphoric level—and looks fabulous on everyone if you ask us!

 Kevyn Aucoin Neo Blush in Grapevine 
$38
Kevyn Aucoin Neo Blush in Grapevine
$38
Ben Nye Powder Blush in Purple Passion 
$14
Ben Nye Powder Blush in Purple Passion
$12
Lemonhead SpacePaste Glitter Concentrate in Houdini
 $22
Lemonhead SpacePaste Glitter Concentrate in Houdini
$22

What shade of purple lipstick is best?

Lip color is a vibe, and these shades are an excellent example. There’s sweet and sparkly like Kevyn Aucoin Molten Gems in Blue Amethyst or bold and intense like Formula Z Cosmetics 4Ever Lips in Bowie. And Ben Nye Lipstick in Wicked Plum speaks volumes if your mood is unapologetically sleek and chic. Which one are you?

Kevyn Aucoin Molten Gems in Blue Amethyst
 $15
Kevyn Aucoin Molten Gems in Blue Amethyst
$15

Formula Z Cosmetics 4Ever Lips in Bowie
$18
Formula Z Cosmetics 4Ever Lips in Bowie
$18

Ben Nye Lipstick Wicked Plum $16
Ben Nye Lipstick in Wicked Plum
$16

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