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Purple Fever

Purple Eyeshadow!

I fell in love with it many years ago and I can still remember when I saw it for the first time.

I was probably 14 and I was absolutely mesmerised by this tiny, incredibly shimmery eyeshadow beautifully displayed in a perfume shop window. If someone asked me whether that was THE moment I decided to focus on makeup in my life, well …the answer would probably be Yes.

Why I love purple eyeshadow so much?

For me it is like taking a deep breath in colour. Nowadays we are surrounded by neutral palettes everywhere and purple is like a perfect antidote.

It comes in so many different shades and you can find the one that suits you best easily. It is a colour that can be worn all day… apply a little bit on the eyelash line in the morning and your eyes will look classy and beautiful all day.

For the evening or a night out, add more in the creases or go for full smokey and you can bet all eyes will be on you!

Also, purple is one of very few colours that suit everyone.

Are your eyes hazel or brown? Fabulous, it will bring out all the golden tones.

Green? Wow, wear it and people will be able to tell from a distance that they are green.

Blue? Choose a lavender tone and you will look like a dream.

Just for you here are my top 3 favourite purple eyeshadows ever:

DIOR Mono eyeshadow in Power

It’s a lush, incredibly rich and deep purple that comes in the usually beautiful silky Dior texture; subtly shimmering, elegant and with an extremely good staying power.

Love at first sight.

YSL Mono eyeshadow in Caftan

The luminous side of a purple: a vibrant shade, very shiny and with a light reflexing plus. It glides on the lids like a veil of silk and stays amazingly well for many hours without creasing.

Blue eyed girls, this is your best friend!

Bobbi Brown Mono eyeshadow in Mulberry

This eyeshadow was one of my first purchases with this fabulous brand.  I am deeply sad to say that it was a limited edition but it can still be found online. This eyeshadow is matte, elegant and rich in pigment, for a sophisticated smokey eyes that make brown eyes look golden.

The texture is unbelievably smooth and blends beautifully.

For every age.



I cannot guarantee that all the skincare products I suggest will work for you. The same applies to the make-up recommendations. I only write about the products I personally have tried and use on myself and my clients. Please keep in mind that the skin is our biggest organ and everyone’s is different. It is possible to be allergic to anything. Whenever possible test products out on yourself before purchasing. 

My views are my own.

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Written by Rossella


Italian born, London based makeup artist. Chanel inspired and purple eyeshadow obsessed.

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