Happy Makeup Wars Monday! This time we’re sharing our favorite purple eyeshadows. It’s no secret that I love purple eyeshadow. I was ecstatic when we decided to share purple eyeshadows. I own a lot of purple eyeshadow so it was hard to narrow it down to my favorites.
When it comes to applying eyeshadows, I always recommend using an eyeshadow primer. If you’re using really sparkly or duochrome shades, you need something like Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy or Darling Girl Glitter Glue or e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set (great cruelty free dupe for MAC Fix+) to help your colors shine. For glitters, try something like Violet Voss Secret Weapon or Clearly Liquid Glitter Base. For more tips check out my Best Ways to Apply Loose Eyeshadow and Best Ways to Use e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set.
All eyeshadow swatches are on top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer. All shades that I know are vegan are marked as vegan.
Weekender, Hysteric, Elemental Chaos, Poison Plum
Sugarpill is known for super pigmented, quality eyeshadows and their purples are no exception. Most, but not all, of their eyeshadows are vegan.
Metallic blue-violet with intense sparkle and sheen. (Vegan)
Metallic purple with turquoise sparkles and luminous flashes of green. (Vegan)
Deep grape shimmer with iridescent blue undertones.
Deep matte purple with a semi-pearly sheen.
Freakshow, Frigid, Fishnet, Omen, Urban, Asphyxia
Urban Decay has a lot of purple eyeshadows. I first fell in love with their deluxe shadows and still reach for them on a regular basis. Surprisingly, none of the new purple shades from Urban Decay are vegan and I’m unsure of the old ones. UD has a lot of vegan teal shades though.
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Freakshow (old deluxe formula)
deep purple with red sheen
Frigid (old deluxe formula)
deep purple with blue sheen
Fishnet (old deluxe formula)
bright metallic purple with blue shift
bright metallic purple
hyacinth with blue shift
Cuddlefish, Because Cats, Mystical Hedgehog, Snowboarding
Cuddlefish, Because Cats, Mystical Hedgehog, Snowboarding – at an angle
Fyrinnae has so many amazing purples it took me over a half hour to decide on which ones to show you. I made sure to choose shades that are still available. And of course, all of Fyrinnae’s eyeshadows are vegan.
a vibrant violet, loaded with varying hues of purple and blue-violet sparkle(Vegan)
A wine-grape violet layered on a dark base, sprinkled with a rainbow of sparkle (Vegan)
Appears as a vibrant, shimmering purple with a turquoise-green highlight at a distance, but changes to a warmer purple to pink at an angle or close to light. (Vegan)
Vibrant purple which sometimes appears cool with a blue hue, sometimes it’s more warm. Other times it just sits in the middle, undecided. No sparkle, but a fine shimmer finish. (Vegan)
BFTE Love Potion #9, Colour Pop Dare, Pumpkin & Poppy Magic Carpet Ride, Femme Fatale Inner Madness
BFTE Love Potion #9
deep purple with fine silver sparkle
Colour Pop Dare
Shockingly bright neon purple with hot pink and violet glitter.
Pumpkin & Poppy Magic Carpet Ride
a blue-toned purple with subtle gold glitter, velvety in texture. (Vegan)
Femme Fatale Inner Madness
a bright mid-range cool-toned purple with a blue duochrome finish and blue/aqua sparkles. Femme Fatale has a lot of gorgeous duochrome purples.
Makeup Geek Duchess, Makeup Geek Pop Culture, Inglot Pearl 439, NARS Tatar
Makeup Geek Duchess
matte cool purple
Makeup Geek Pop Culture
vibrant iridescent lavender purple
Inglot Pearl 439
purple pearl with blue sheen
black with purple shimmer
Violet Voss Paige, Lit Afternoon Delight glitter, different angles
While I don’t typically sport glitter eyeshadow, I had to include these two beauties for those of you who do.
Violet Voss Paige
beautiful royal purple
Lit Afternoon Delight
Pinky purple with silver, turquoise and blue shimmer
Royal, applied to bare skin and blended out
I had to include my only purple blush.
Fyrinnae Royalty Blush
Vibrant violet blush which doesn’t blend down to a warm shade. It will rub down to a blue-violet hue, but with gentle blending or heavier application will remain more purple. (lip safe and eye safe)(Vegan)
Morgana Cryptoria Adrastea, Kat Von D L.U.V., Pretty Zombie Purple Poison, Pretty Zombie 3 Witches, Too Faced Melted Violet
And it wouldn’t be a purple post if I didn’t include some purple lip products.
Morgana Cryptoria Lip Whip in Adrastea
rich red-violet matte (Vegan)
Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in L.U.V.
rich violet matte
Pretty Zombie Liquid Lipstick in Purple Poison
pinky purple matte (Vegan)
Pretty Zombie Liquid Lipstick in 3 Witches
blue-toned purple matte (Vegan)
Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Violet
violet orchid (Vegan) (see the rest of these pretty lipsticks)
Make sure you check out my friends’ purple posts!
What are your favorite purple eyeshadows?
Tags: cruelty free, Fyrinnae, Makeup Wars, Morgana Cryptoria, Pretty Zombie Cosmetics, Purple Look, Sugarpill, Too Faced, Urban Decay, vegan, Violet Voss
When eyeshadows look like straight glitter do they have something like epoxy in them, I did see one at Winn Dixie in purple it was Wet and Wild it was very inexpensive but I thought that it may have something in it to keep it on the eye lid so I am asking. Thank You. Jerri
Some probably have cream or gel bases. I’m not sure because I haven’t seen them, but that would be my guess.
Holy wow! That is a lot of purple!
And trust me, I narrowed it down!
Like with pinks, there is something in a lot of purples that I’m allergic to, so some of the most gorgeous ones, I can’t wear — anything with a blue/purple shift seems to cause problems.
I just bought the Maybelline color tattoo in Vintage Purple, which is ok on me, as is their straight purple color. It’s sort of try and find out with me. I love purple on my eyes but definitely don’t like the allergic consequences!
Have you tried any Fyrinnae? They’re all vegan, so maybe they would not irritate you?
There are some awesome purples. Which primer or epoxy would be the best duo chrome shadows?
For duochromes I reach for Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy or Darling Girl Glitter Glue, just because I’m so used to working with them. You could also grab e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist and Set.
Oh my! My lacking purple eyeshadow collection is burgeoning with new lemmings! Great selections!!!!
So happy you like my choices!
I could shop for hours off your list. Every one that drew my eye was a blue based purple so I guess I have a type. I couldn’t find my Z Palette with my Inglot but I need to now since I love the one you showed.
Yay! Yeah I love blue-based purples, especially with my hair
I love purple lippies as much as I do purple shadows!
What’s your favorite purple lippy? You look amazing in purple eyeshadow
Because Cats is so beautiful!!!
It is! And the name makes me smile
Love ALL the purples!!!!!!!!!
ALL THE PURPLES!
Those glitters are calling my name – particularly Afternoon Delight! What a unique shade! That Kat Von D lippie is gorgeous too. I’ve been meaning to try the line, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’ll have to add L.U.V. to the wish list!
LUV is worth being put on a wish list. I love the finish
I knew I could count on your for some awesome purple swatch spam! I think I need to try Color Pop Dare!
yes, it’s so lovely
Holy Purples! What a gorgeous assortment. Thanks for all the awesome swatches!!!
so many beautiful shades, you can not not love purple
Wow. Makes me want to wear some purple shadow tomorrow (which I think I will). UD Omen and MUF Pop Culture look really similar, both colours appeal to me – wondering if they are too close to justify both? Lol
Omen is brighter and more pigmented, Pop Culture is lighter. Omen has a strong color shift – basically a pinky-purple base with strong blue-violet shift that you see in the picture. Pop Culture is a lighter purple.
Thanks hun! Just means I will have to get both.
I’m jealous of your purple stash. So many gorgeous shades.