Saturday, September 14th, 2013

I love a good purple, but a good purple isn’t always easy to be found–especially in eyeliner or eyeshadow form, as they are often less pigmented, but these are all shades that are full of pigment!

  1. Illamasqua Jo’mina — a brightened, lavender purple with a cream finish for tips and toes
  2. Fyrinnae Parental Advisory — a rich, vibrant cool-toned purple with a frosted finish for eyes
  3. Milani Perfect Purple — a shimmery purple eyeliner that won’t let you down
  4. Make Up For Ever #92 — a bold purple with a matte finish — famous for a reason
  5. Zoya Suri — a metallic-shimmered violet purple for tips and toes

What’s the brightest/most vibrant purple you own?

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

27 thoughts on “Top 5 Shades of Vibrant Purple

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Barbie Barbie

    i love parental advisory

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristen Kristen

    Fyrinnae Parental Advisory is my favorite purple. It’s beautiful! It’s so hard to find a beautiful purple eyeshadow for some reason.

  3. I love mufe 92 for this season :D

  4. My mom is obsessed with Jo’mina. She keeps trying to get me to borrow hers, but now I may have to haha.

  5. That Fyrinnae Parental Advisory is gorgeous!! I must get it!!

  6. Carrie

    If only I could find that pencil! None of the stores that carried Milani in my area ever had it! Alas.
    I think I’m going to finally break down and buy #92. I think it’d go amazing with Sugarpill’s Heart Breaker palette.

    • Both CVS & Kmart, as well as Milani’s website, show it available online :)

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

        My local Dollar Tree has several in stock… I picked up a couple in the black, but I may go back to check on the purple.

      • Carrie

        Yeah, I know I could get it online, but I don’t see the point of ordering drugstore brands online, shipping negates the savings you see!

        I do still have MAC Designer Purple (which I love) and I found Nyx’s liner the other day, so I’ll be okay ;)

        • Gotcha :) I guess I always order enough to qualify for free shipping – my thing is usually the drugstore inventory is tested/destroyed so online is always a better bet than my local stores, lol!

  7. Loving purple for the fall. Zoya Suri is such a fantastic color.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nikki Nikki

    MAC Grape pigment! =)

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Malia Malia

    I actually like Nars Daphne but my oldest purple is probably from inglot.

  10. Jenn H.

    I have Illamasqua Poke (nail polish), MAC Designer Purple (eyeliner), OPI Dutcha Love OPI (nail polish)

    • I like the color Poke but I don’t like the rubber finish

      • Jenn H.

        It stays on me well without a top coat, so it’s one of my favorites in terms of wear. Great purples are hard to come by. I’m also wearing Shellac Rock Royalty at the moment.
        Just need more of Illamasqua’s polishes to see if it was just Poke or that brand is really good in terms of wear. This was the time when Gelish and OPI peeled easy on me since I was a competitive swimmer. (Shellac hasn’t had that problem.)

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Malia Malia

        I couldn’t tell poke had a rubber finish, and in Germany it’s like $24! I was so going to buy it today, but I think I don’t need it now haha.

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    MUFE 92 was my HG for a long time. It was as close as I thought I would get to my “perfect purple”, until NARS Daphne came along. Yes, it’s a bit dry & patchy when used alone, however it is intended to be used as a layering/blending shade, and when used with Marie Galante, Bysance, or Jolie Poupee, it is simply stunning. I have many, many purples, so it really is hard to list my favorites (aside from the aforementioned two).

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mikki G Michelle Goeking

    Sugarpill Poison Plum and 2 am, and UD Ransom liner/shadow

  13. Mac pearlglide in purple! Sparkles n purple :)

  14. I have all of these except the Milani. Became a Fyrinnae customer specifically for Parent Advisory. One can never have too much purple. Ever.

  15. Parental Advisory is <3

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle michelle

    I have ‘Hope’ by Zoya, and I love it! It’s gorgeous! I also own ‘Charisma,’ but I always have to put a top coat on it because I dislike the matte finish. Great question!!!