30 Best Purple Makeup Ideas: How to Nail the Look

Love bold and attractive makeup but want something even more creative and outstanding? Think Purple. It helps you get that glamorous look.

It’s also sexy, versatile, and eye-catching. Plus, it looks good on both light skin and dark skin. When added together, purple helps complement other colors like blue, green, orange, and yellow.

Recently, Purple makeup has been trending and mostly found among celebrities. The likes of Harley Bieber, Rihanna, Winnie Harlow, etc., have been rocking different shades of purple on several occasions.

How to Nail Purple Makeup Look

  1. Start with a clean, moisturized face.
  2. Use a primer to help your makeup last longer and go on more smoothly.
  3. Use a foundation that matches your skin tone to create a smooth base.
  4. Use a purple eyeshadow on the lids, blending it upwards and outwards towards the temples. You can use different shades of purple to create a gradient effect.
  5. Use a dark purple or black eyeliner to create a winged or smudged look on the upper lash line.
  6. Apply mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.
  7. Use a purple or lavender eyeliner pencil to tightline the lower waterline of the eyes.
  8. Use a purple or lavender blush to add a flush of color to the cheeks.
  9. Use a purple or lavender lipstick to complete the look.
  10. Finish off the look with a setting spray to help keep everything in place.

Note: purple is a versatile color, you can use different shades of purple to create a look that is uniquely you. You can play with the intensity of the look by using a light purple for a subtle look or a dark purple for a bolder look.

That said, we’ve piled up 30 different purple makeup looks you can try all year round. Read on!

1. Purple and Blue Eyeshadow Makeup

This look consists of a purple and blue eyeshadow palette and is simple and unique. It is also perfect for blue eyes because purple will help them pop out.

2. Lavender Makeup

This look is exquisite. It’s a look that can suit almost everyone, any color and dress, as it’s bold. Something you can rock with jeans and a t-shirt without it looking full or heavy.

3. Glittery Purple Makeup

Glitters are good and much better when used on the eyelids. This look makes you look glamorous and ready for any event.

4. Purple Smokey Eye Makeup

Go for purple smokey eye makeup for something other than an ordinary smokey. It’s incredible and alluring. Add nude lipstick to complement the look.

5. Ultra Violet Eyeshadow Makeup

This look has shades of violet and purple eyeshadows. With its shimmers and glitters, it makes you look bright and beautiful.

6. Matte Purple Eyeshadow 

This is insanely cool! This is for you if you love a dark and matte look, and you would need purple matte eyeshadow and brown-like lipstick to achieve it.

7. Purple Floral Eyeshadow Makeup

Purple Floral Eyeshadow Makeup

By martv.beauty

This is a beautiful look with dry or fresh flowers on the head and floral eyeshadow on the eyelids that’s sure to grasp attention.

8. Mauve Eyeshadow Makeup

Gorgeous! Simple and pretty look. With mauve color eyeshadows and glitters. It suits any color and is also perfect for parties.

9. Lilac Eyeshadow Makeup

If you want to add playfulness and fun to your makeup, use lilac eyeshadows, which will give you this bright, playful look and look good.

10. Purple and Pink Makeup

This combination of purple and pink will give you a captivating look.

11. Subtle Purple Makeup

If you are a lover of simple and subtle makeup, then go for this. It is easy to recreate, and you would need both nude and purple eyeshadows to achieve this.

12. Purple Cat Eye 

This look is derived from the purple cat eye color. A mixture of lilac and purple, and it’s simple and gorgeous. Suitable for all skin tones.

13. Purple Cut Crease

Here’s an excellent makeup idea for any parties around the town. It’s a bright and spectacular look. The concept behind it is that the lighter eyeshadow cuts across the crease of the eyelids, creating a contrast that will emphasize the eyes.

14. Metallic Purple Makeup

The bold eyeshadows make the makeup-less visible and small, causing the focus to be on your eyes. The look is stunning and can be rocked by anyone.

15. Violet Matte Lips

It takes a daring person to wear purple lipstick. Do you want to be that baddie and sassy? Go for this! It will give you a bold and unique look.

16. Violet Eyelid Makeup

A simple look without much eyeshadow. A violet eyeliner over black eyeliner gives you a simple yet classy look.

17. Purple Rhinestone Makeup

Here, in this look, are rhinestones over purple eyeshadows. It will make you look radiant and gorgeous.

18. Purple and Gold Makeup 

This is an amazing look not just for light skin tones alone but also for dark tones too. It’s colorful, elegant, and outstanding. 

19. Purple and Black Graphic Liner

You can make your look more creative by using a purple and black liner to create graphic lines, giving you a fascinating look. 

20. Fuchsia and Purple Makeup

Colorful eyeshadows are enthralling, and it’s something every girl would want to try one day. Here is one you can recreate. You would need purple and pinkish-fuchsia hues to create this look.

21. Soft Purple Eyeliner Makeup

This is a beautiful look that helps accentuate the eyes. It’s soft and lovely and perfect for anyone and any dress.

22. Purple and Yellow Eyeshadow Makeup

Elegant and bold! The little touch of yellow is there to brighten your look and create something magical just underneath your eyes. The combo can suit any skin tone.

23. Sapphire Purple Makeup 

The thought of sapphire is already bringing glitters and shimmers to your head. Yeah! A lighter shade of purple and a darker shade of purple with a little shimmer over it will give you a dazzling look.

24. Purple and Green Makeup

Talk about the perfect combo- Purple and green! Want a bright, bold, and colorful look? Go for this look. It will make your eyes and skin pop up, giving you a vibrant look.

25. Very Peri Makeup

It’s a simple and pretty look for anyone. With a very peri eyeshadow over your eyelids, you’ll certainly look adorable.

26. Simple Purple Makeup

Purple is a bright color, but you can still achieve a simple look with it. Just blend in purple and a little lilac over your eyelid, and you are good to go.

27. Purple and Orange Makeup Look

This color combination looks stunning —ideal makeup for weddings and any top events.

28. Purple Glam Makeup

Purple Glam Makeup
By shea_mua 

Purple is a fascinating color; imagine rocking a full glam of it. Damn! This look can be a bridal look, birthday makeup, or any other official event. It’s also suitable for any skin color.

28. Purple and Red Swirl Makeup

Want something dramatic and creative? You can draw a swirl around your eyes using eyeshadows and eyeliners. For this look, you need purple and red eye shadows and liners.

30. Purple Euphoria Makeup

This is a Euphoria-inspired makeup rock by one of the casts, Maddie. It’s perfect for girly looks, and you would need a lot of face gems and purple eyeshadow to achieve it.

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