Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring Makeup: Pastel Purple Eyeshadow

When I think of spring, pastel purple eyeshadow always comes to mind. It’s fun and colourful without being bright or too overpowering. You can wear it to school, to the office, and even for a night out. The following pastel purple shadows are my favourite for spring:
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*Bare Escentuals Princess*
If you desire a completely matte look, Princess is an ideal colour for you. This light lavender shadow is opaque and gives the lids an ethereal effect that is perfect for spring.
* MAC Digit*
Digit, a satin formula shadow from MAC, is the newest addition to my collection of purple shadows. It’s a soft violet colour with a subtle pearl sheen.  This purple applies very lightly which makes it perfect for daytime. To make it look as vibrant as possible I suggest using an opaque white or coloured base underneath such as one of the jumbo shadow pencils from NYX.
*Bare Escentuals Hugs*
For those who like only a slight shimmer, Hugs is perfect—it is matte for the most part but has some sparse tiny gold shimmers. I find that this colour is more on the warm side and would be perfect for those who do not feel comfortable wearing cool-toned purples.
*Bare Escentuals Sincerely, Heather*
Add shimmer to the eye with Sincerely, Heather. This lilac twilight colour is icy and glowy and is the perfect shadow for a shimmery spring look. Apply it wet for a glimmery night-time eye or pat it on the lids dry for a pretty shine during the day.
Sincerely, Heather
Which pastel purple shadows are your favourites for spring?


  1. #1 all time favorite lavender. Like Hugs too. I love lavender for lid and a darker purple for crease. Awesome!

  2. I like princess also, it is such a light pretty color that is wearable for the day:)

  3. Oooh. Pretty. I'm not an eyeshadow person... Yet. But I'd definitely try out the Bare Escentuals Hugs eyeshadow.