Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

5 Beautiful Rich Purple Eyeshadows

Purple can be a tricky shade. There’s just something about purple products that often lack in pigmentation, but these are five that don’t disappoint!

  1. Make Up For Ever #92
  2. Inglot #439
  3. Urban Decay Delinquent
  4. MAC Violet
  5. MAC Plush

What’s your favorite rich purple eyeshadow?

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40 thoughts on “5 Beautiful Rich Purple Eyeshadows

  1. Makeup fan

    UD’s last call and Rockstar are one of my fave purple e/s! Surprisingly I LOVE doing purple looks, they look good on me. :D

  2. I actually dislike purple eyeshadow!

  3. Kathy S.

    Does MAC’s Nocturnelle count as a rich purple? You’ve got my other favorites already.

  4. Ashley

    Lancome Purple Pumps and Lancome Miss Sweetheart D are good too!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Corliss Corliss

    My favorite is Make Up For Ever #92 hands down the best, especially for a matte shade.

  6. Of course I already have 3/5 of these :) I looove me some purple! I like the three I have, and I really like the purple side of MAC Mi’Lady (it was my first MAC purchase ever :D).

  7. Purple is my favorite color but it is indeed tricky to find a pigmented rich purple! I used to own MAC Marvel from the Mickey Contractor collection, but it’s just so sheer on me :( Will check these out soon! Thanks for the recommendations Christine!

  8. Jessi

    MAC Plum Noir MegaMetal shadow.My favorite for sure!

  9. i just bought MUFE #92 and so excited to try it out! i’d love to see pics of looks done with it… so feel free to send me links :) thanks in advance!

  10. I love UD Delinquent! I also love Fyrinnae Cuddlefish and Sugarpill Poison Plum.

  11. lauraaaa

    satellite dreams by mac <3

  12. bunniehop

    You left off Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Amethyst. One of the most beautiful purple eyeshadows ever, IMHO. It also has great texture and color – applies like a dream. Makes me feel like royalty when I wear it. I’ve alwasys assumed there is some issue with formulating vivid purple eyeshadows, since so many look great in the pan, but don’t apply evenly or are chalky (Mac’s Violet Trance as an example). Since I have hazel brown eyes, I have a weakness for purples, lilacs, lavenders and burgundys, as my collection shows.

    • No, I didn’t – I don’t have, haven’t tried it, and only choose products that I personally have tried, tested, and can say are good :) These are always a list of my favorites, and I welcome others to share their own!

  13. These are so beautiful!! I barely own any purples but that Inglot shade is beautiful!

  14. TLC

    I love MUFE’s #92! I wear it often. Sometimes its the only colour on my lid with eyeliner and mascara and other times I will use it with UD Omen, and some black shadow for the outer v to create some definition. I love purple shadow.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marina Marina

    These all look GORGEOUS. WOW.

  16. Kim Goulart

    My favorites are Beauty From the Earth’s Grape and Sugarpill’s Poison Plum

  17. Toni

    You forgot sugarpill poison plum!

  18. Elaine

    Sweet Plum by Mary Kay is my favorite!

  19. Honeybumblebee

    I have Makeupforever’s 92 and it is a super pigmented purple. I love it!

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michaela Michaela

    I would love to see Sugarpill’s ‘Poison Plum’ up here.

  21. Cords

    No Sugarpill?

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Georgia Georgia Llewellyn

    Ooh! I think I need MUFE #92!

  23. Mac violet <3 I got to grab the other ones you listed!! I love purple!!!!

  24. Rose

    These are all great colors — just mega-surprised not to see Poison Plum among them…

  25. Roxanne

    My absolute favourite purple was from Ardene’s (it’s basically like Claires) and it was called Flirty Plum. I dropped it the other day and was barely able to salvage it :( Still trying to find a good replacement since they no longer carry it!!

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Aimey Aimey

    This is a post meant just for me because I receive many compliments when I wear purple anything and my makeup artist says purple colors are fab against my skintone. I’ve yet to buy a rich purple eyeshadow but your list provides a great place to start looking! Thanks!

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    The only rich purple shadow I own is Smoking Jacket from Too Faced’s newer Smokey Eye Palette. Purples used to be my favourites when I was in high school and I still have an Estee Lauder purple shadow I purchased way back then (I don’t use it but, incredibly, it’s still in perfect shape and doesn’t smell).

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jen Jennifer

    As a green eyed girl I just can’t get enough purple eyeshadows. Of all the ones I have MUFE #92 is my favorite. I also love Bare Escentuals “Sugar Plum” and Mac “Purple Haze.” All of these really showcase green and hazel eyes. I also think they would be complimentary to the brown eyed beauties.

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy Amy

    <3 UD Ransom too<333 Mmh can you do a light purple/lavender edition too? :3 and even pinks?

  30. Inglot#439 is a perfect dupe for Mac Marvel eyeshadow (limited edition) for mickey contractor collection last year!

  31. krystine

    MAC Fashion Groupie <3

  32. Kristi

    Lime crime empress! :)

  33. Rebecca

    Purple eyeshadow has been less than purfect in my world since I ran out of my ‘MIKADO MAUVE’ PALETTE by CUTEX and cannot find it or anything as good.I like blue side of putrple not burgundy aubergine and this was the best,It had a trio of shades a pastelly powderpink a lilac and the main act the best purple ever.The only thing coming kinda close is urban decay delinquent as mentioned above.but if anyone knows whatever happened to the cutex palette /company I’d reaaly like to know. Thanks!

  34. Patty

    Nars Daphne is beautiful!