Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

5 Lovely Lilac & Lavender Eyeshadows

Purple can be a hard color to nail, and even lighter variations of purple can be tough. For those who love the idea of purple but haven’t found a good way to wear it yet, consider a lighter shade, which can be easier to work with.

  1. Benefit Fancy Pansy
  2. Inglot #440
  3. MAC Digit
  4. Inglot #346
  5. MAC Beautiful Iris

What’s your favorite lavender/lilac eyeshadow?

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26 thoughts on “5 Lovely Lilac & Lavender Eyeshadows

  1. Kristabelle

    My favorite is Sugarpill Paperdoll- even though it’s a little harder to work with than the rest of their shadows, it’s soo pretty!

  2. Carrie

    These are my absolute favorite shades of purple to wear and actually am wearing MAC Beautiful Iris today. lol. I might have to check out the Benefit color, looks lovely!

  3. Yeah! Colors are definitely lovely. But i guess it is not meant for all women.

  4. Dame Elizabeth

    Thanks so much for this Christine! One of my favourite shades by far.
    I use MAC Digit a lot, and I’d love a new idea of what to blend it with, if anyone has any recommendations?…

  5. I actually have never worn any…. I guess I will have to give them a try,,,

    • Katie

      If you have fairer skin and brown eyes, it looks really pretty as an inner corner highlight! (using a light purple shimmery one) Or just on the inner part of the lower lashline.

      • Carrie

        I’ve got fair skin and green eyes and use it all over the lid and it really makes my eyes pop. :) As an added bonus, it’s soft enough that I don’t feel it overwhelming for work.

  6. Katherine

    Can you show us an eye with one on? So we can see how to wear one? I have a Lancome lavender but hardly ever have the nerve to wear it….

  7. Katie

    I love the shimmery light purple from MUFE and the medium matte lilac (very similar to the matte Inglot shadow here I think). They look especially pretty over the lilac MUFE Aqua Cream.

  8. Nicole

    I own MACs Digit and Beautiful Iris. The last one I combine with greys like Knight Devine, Print or Smoke & Diamonds. I love Beautiful Iris with Patina, too. I haven’t used Digit that often.

    I hope to use the lilacs more in springtime.

  9. Michelle

    Do you think girls with warm, yellow-based skin tones can pull lavender/lilac shades off? I love the colour, but it just seems too cool for my skin…

  10. I loooooove Beautiful Iris!

  11. Marta

    Great selection! I was going to say Inglot 440, but when I think about it I use Fyrinnae’s Meerkat a lot more. I’m the worst at cool toned shades, but I think Meerkat has a watm gold duochrome so it really suits me.

  12. Amy

    omg…….I love Lilacs sooooooo much<3 Thanks for making this list! Must go hunt down Inglot and Benefit!

  13. Out of these 5, my favorite ones are MAC Beautiful Iris & Benefit Fancy!

  14. Liz

    I LOVE purples! Beautiful Iris is one of my faves as well, but I rarely use Digit. Some of my other favourites are the purple from the NARS Violetta duo, MAC Parfait Amour, and Bruised Plum from the Colour 3 quad. I’m sure there are many more, but I can’t think of them right now.

  15. Jessica

    I just picked up NARS Strada and it’s sooo pretty with the gold flecks in in. This was a very timely post since I’m kinda of obsessed with lavender at the moment! You should do this series for nail polish too!

    • Liz

      I love the look of Strada as well, but it’s so hard to work with! It takes a lot of work and experimentation to do a good look with it.

  16. Malia

    I looove lavender, its such a pretty colour for eyeshadow and nail polish too! My favourite and just because I can get it to show up the best, is the MUFE aqua cream # 18.

  17. Genevieve

    My favorite lilac eyeshadow is Urban Decay’s Stalker. My favorite lavender is Urban Decay’s Asphyxia. UD’s Grifter is nice too it you’re not afraid of glitter. Obviously I have a favorite brand, but it’s an awesome brand.

  18. aliki

    mac lovely lily