Pleasantly surprised by purple: a make-up look with purple eyeshadow

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Purple. It’s just not my color. You won’t find purple clothes in my closet and it is no use looking for purple accessories in there either. I don’t have anything purple in my interior and I will never spontaneously paint my bedroom walls purple or put a purple duvet cover on my bed. Not that I hate purple, but it just doesn’t speak to me the way that for example green, my favorite color, and ever fashionable black do.

Knowing that, I’m sure that it doesn’t come as a surprise that I (almost) never wear purple eyeshadow. But today I decided to take up the challenge and to create a look with my least favorite color. I once brought a purple Catrice eyeshadow home from Kruidvat, and that is the color I used this morning.

Make-up look (pleasantly suprised by purple) (1)

Catrice Dark Lilac on the whole lid, a small wing in the outer corner of the eye, a bit of black along the lash line, finished off with a tiny bit of pink powder, and ta daaaaa: purple eye make-up! I have to admit that I don’t hate the result. I probably wouldn’t have liked it if it would have been a lighter color purple or a pastel lilac shade, but this particular purple is quite dark and so I actually like it. Eureka!

Make-up look (pleasantly suprised by purple) (2)

I always tell people that they should not be afraid to play and experiment with make-up and that it is a shame to get stuck in the same old make-up routine and to always go for the same old colors. But I was actually kind of ignoring my own good advice by always steering away from purples. Pretty silly, right? So from now on I am going to use purple more often!

Make-up look (pleasantly surprised by purple) (3)

What color eyeshadow do you use most often? Is there a color that you avoid?

75 thoughts on “Pleasantly surprised by purple: a make-up look with purple eyeshadow

  1. Hele mooie diepe paarse kleur, staat je goed! Ik heb precies hetzelfde als jou gehad, vroeger was ik helemaal weg van paarse oogschaduw en nogsteeds heb ik alle kleurtjes liggen, maar toch pak ik vaker bruin bijvoorbeeld haha!:)

  2. OMG, why don’t you wear purple more often? This looks AMAZING on you! I know it’s a cliche, but purple really does make your brown eyes pop!!! Definitely hearting the whole look!

  3. Mooie look! Ik vind paar juist heel mooi. Ik heb vandaag toevallig paars op uit het Complement palet van Illamasqua en ow, waarom doe ik dat niet vaker? Ik houd van paarse smokey eyes! Zelf heb ik juist moeite met groen (in make-up, niet met kleding), haha. Vooral groene oogschaduw en nagellak spreken me voor mezelf niet zo aan. Groene oogschaduw vind ik bij anderen wel mooi, dus ik moet mezelf er toch eens mee uitdagen. Ik kwam er trouwens een beetje laat achter dat je weer actief was op je blog, oeps. Maar leuk om je artikelen weer te kunnen lezen!

  4. Oh wauw! Wat een prachtige look! Deze paars staat je erg goed in ieder geval.
    Zelf draag ik ook graag paars, maar ook neutrale bruintinten. En ik vermijd turkooizen, omdat ik het idee heb dat dat echt niet mooi staat bij mijn groene ogen

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