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15 Purple Eyeshadow Looks For Every Eye Color And Skill Level

It used to be that colorful eyeshadow, like purple was only for the daring, more venturesome people. However, with the advance in beautiful eyeshadow palettes, and trends changing, wearing purple eyeshadow is bigger and trendier than ever before!

There are loads of different ways to wear purple eyeshadow, it doesn’t need to be out on your face.

I’ve put together the best purple eyeshadow looks featuring something for everyone. From every skill level to every eye colour, as well as subtle purple eyeshadow to smokey and bright colored eyeshadow! It’s time to get creative and have some fun!

1. Smokin’ hot Purple Eyeshadow

Starting off big, we have this beautiful smokey purple eye! She happens to be gorgeous too! However, anyone can achieve these gorgeous eyes with the right tools and makeup products.

Yes, you need some skill too, but with a little practice, a smokey eye can be achieved. Check out these smokey eyeshadow palettes for the ultimate smokey eye!

2. Thick Voilet Eyeliner

Want a purple-eye look without too much eyeshadow? This purple eyeliner look is for you! Simple, yet dressy enough for a party, this thick purple eyeliner is stark and dramatic without being too overpowering.

Finish off the look with some sparkly glitter on the eyelid and some sparkle on the inner corner of the eye! Beautiful and simple!

3. Misty Magenta Sunset Eyes

Aside from looking like a sunset, this purple eyeshadow look is also a backward smokey eye. It has smoke in the inner corner, as opposed to the outer corner.

Sometimes looks that are ‘different’ don’t work, however, this one is pretty dope and it gives stunning sunset vibes too!

4. Purple Glitter Eyeshadow

Looking for an easy purple eyeshadow look? I did promise some easy looks and this purple glitter look can be achieved by anyone on any level.

All you need is some glittery purple eyeshadow and apply it to your lid! Don’t forget to blend out the edges for a softly feathered effect.

5. Muted Grape Colored Eyeshadow

Do you love purple eyeshadow but can’t bring yourself to try out a loud look? This muted purple eyeshadow look may just be what you’re looking for!

Pair it up with some blue eyeshadow and liner under the eye for a super-effective effect!

6. Dreamy Purple Eyes

Combine your favourite purple eyeshadow with some lilac and pink shades for this dreamy eyeshadow look. Smokey, hot and captivating! Finish off the look with some matching purple eyeliner on your lower lids.

7. Glitter all the way

For the daring one, we have this stunning glitter look. Perfect for the holidays, or really any party, this eyeshadow look will add to the party spirit! The eyeshadow is so effective because duo-chrome shades are used giving it more depth.

You can try out this look with any colour combination, but we think purple is totally gorgeous, don’t you agree?!

8. Dramatic Smokey Eye

Dramatic Purple Smokey Eye

Get full-on purple eyeshadow with this dramatic look! A little harder to recreate because of all the detail, but the effect is well worth the effort.

If you have blue eyes, you get an extra bonus, just look at how those blue eyes stand out with the contrasting purple!

9. Cut-Crease Purple & Gold Eyes

Cut-crease eyeshadow is a trend that’s here to stay. Add some creativity to the classical look with a half cut-crease.

This eyeshadow look has added contrast because of the clever use of complementary colours! Purple and gold eyeshadow if used correctly, are the perfect pair!

10. Festive Indigo Eyeshadow

Dress up your eyes for the party season with this cute and fun purple eyeshadow and glitter! Add some blue eyeliner for added dimension and contrast!

11. Cut Crease Violet Eye

We couldn’t resist another cut-crease eye, especially when it’s this beautiful! Mix shades of pink and purple to create the gradient shades, and top it off with a purple line by the crease and gold dazzling eyeliner!

12. Subtle Pale Eyes

Purple eyeshadow doesn’t need to be loud and in your face. Create an elegant and classy look with this subtle violet eyeshadow look. The model used the Urban Decay Naked Ultra Violet Palette to create this fab look!

13. Classic Purple Smoke

You can never go wrong with a classical smokey eye! Timeless and pretty and you gotta admit, it looks pretty spectacular in purple!

You can opt for shimmer shades or matte, depending on your mood and need, either way, you can’t go wrong!

14. Be Bejeweled Eye Look

Turn a simple eyeshadow look into a masterpiece with jewels! Yep, there are loads of brands that sell jewels that are made for your eyes. Easy to use and comfortable to wear, they are the perfect way to spruce up a look!

15. Halo Pink & Purple Effect

Halo eyeshadow is quite the trend at the moment. If you’re not familiar with the term it’s when the centre of the eyelids is shimmery and bright, standing out from the rest of the eyeshadow.

Easy to recreate, it works in any colour combination, but the purple and pink color combination is stunning!

My Thoughts

As you can see, there are loads of different purple eyeshadow looks that you can recreate and you don’t need to be a pro for most of them!

The looks you can create are endless and purple has so many shades and tones to choose from.

Check out some of our other eyeshadow looks, from yellow and blue to orange and smokey! You can also match your nails to your purple eyeshadow.

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

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