Survey Says… December 14th, 2016

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Best shimmery purple eyeshadow?
  • Best matte purple eyeshadow?
  • Best purple eyeliner?

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I’m very pale (not quite porcelain) with dark auburn hair and grey eyes.
Best shimmery purple shadow: KVD Danzig (single)
Best matte purple shadow: UD Urban (from the electric palette)
Best purple eyeliner: Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Velvet Violet

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/fair with neutral undertones.
Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? Hmmm, I guess Twinkle from my KVD MetalMatte palette? It’s the only one I own/ever used. Well besides TooFaced’d Violet in their Chocolate Bar Palette… but that one is DEFINITELY not the best haha
Best matte purple eyeshadow? I have an Elf Flawless Eyeshadow tiny palette in “Party Purple” and the bottom shade “Line” is pretty good.
Best purple eyeliner? I’ve never used any purple eyeliners sadly 🙁

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium warm

Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? Coastal Scents Chocolate Berry is a nice one. Dark though, more eggplant I guess.

Best matte purple eyeshadow? The matte purple in the Sleek Matte V2 palette is nice

Best purple eyeliner? I recently got a purple Lancôme eye pencil and it’s really good

Ah this will be the one that finally kills me via brain explosion from choosing. Going to have to narrow it down before I commit with a post haha…

Coming soon 😉

Your skintone/ coloring: Medium w/ olive undertones, presently MAC NC37 or Tarte AC Foundation in Lt.-Med. Honey, deep brunette, blue-green eyes w/ gold flecks.

Best shimmery purple eyeshadow: Ya know that’s a very loaded question for a green-eyed gal! UD Freakshow, Flashback and MAC Selena eyeshadows are all tied for me! CP Tinsel is also lovely!

Best matte purple eyeshadow: Easy. MAC Indian Ink and MUFE Electric Purple I-922. Also love the now dc’d Colourpop Hustle

Best purple eyeliner: Colourpop had a gorgeous LE gel pot liner last year called Ho-Ho, and I still have mine! It’s beautiful and ought to be made part of Colourpop’s permanent line up!!! Only other one I ever use and love is Sephora’s Contour pencil in Purple Stilletos.

Indian Ink – again, we have chosen the same shadow. It’s almost uncanny how often we choose the same products, considering we don’t even know one another (and we both chose a Sephora purple pencil liner as well)….again, it’s like we’re makeup twins separated at birth!

I am very fair with yellowish-neutral undertoned skin, medium brown hair and dark blue eyes. I don’t really have that many purple eyeshadows and the ones I do have, I consider ok, but nothing special. However, I do wear purple eyeliner on a regular basis! My favorite one is Urban Decay’s Rockstar from the 24/7 pencil line, soo pretty!!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? This is tough – maybe Smoking Jacket from the (discontinued) Too Faced Smokey palette
Best matte purple eyeshadow? MAC Indian Ink or maybe Smolder from the previously mentioned TF palette
Best purple eyeliner? Sephora Tango Night or maybe the purple UD liner pencil that came with BOS III (I think it’s Ransom).

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Pale with pink undertones — I’d say my range is MAC NW 15-18.

Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? Twinkle from the KVD MetalMatte Palette. I know this is a VERY LIGHT purple, almost between a purple, lavender and a pink, but I love this in a purple eye look.

Best matte purple eyeshadow? I think my favorite matte purple is Poison Plum by Sugarpill. I was going to say 2AM by Sugarpill, but Poison Plum is a very perfect, balanced purple. Not too blue, not too red — and the pigmentation is off the charts!

Best purple eyeliner? The closest I can come to purple on this one is going to be OCC’s Hoochie Cosmetic Colour pencil. It’s a ‘bright magenta’ but I use it as my base for EVERY purple eyeliner look and it lends its undertones beautifully to this application method.

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain, with blue eyes
Best shimmery purple eyeshadow?: N/A
Best matte purple eyeshadow? Bloom, Bare Minerals
Best purple eyeliner? I’m old school; it’s always a super thin line of black or dark gray

Your skin tone/coloring: Light
Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? I can’t think of any truly shimmery purple eyeshadows I like! Usually purples I like are frost/metallic.
Best matte purple eyeshadow? Make Up For Ever Pink Ash, Make Up For Ever #92, or Sugarpill Poison Plum! I love them ALL!!!
Best purple eyeliner? Milani Perfect Purple!

light-medium with warm undertones

Best shimmery purple: Colourpop’s Fantasy hands down. It’s not at all subtle and it’s a lot of look, but it’s so pretty!
Best matte purple: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in aubergine
Best purple liner: Sephora brand Tango Night? My actual favorite was an electric blue/purple from UD but it’s discontinued now.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral undertones; magenta/red hair; hazel/green eyes.

Purple eye colors are my favorites! I can’t pick just one.

Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? Ardency Inn Modster in Royal; Urban Decay Urban; Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister; MUFE S-924 Purple; MUFE ME-930 Black Purple; Inglot 439; Nyx Prismatics in Punk Heart.

Best matte purple eyeshadow? I don’t wear a lot of matte purples; most of them suck. I like the purple from Morphe’s Picasso Palette, HoneyBee Gardens Velour, and Kat von D Ribbon. The mattes in Morphe’s 35P Palette and Shany’s Masterpiece Layer in You’re the Starlet are also pretty good.

Best purple eyeliner? UD Psychedelic Sister, L’oreal Infallible Silkissime in Purple, and Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner in Blackened Plum.

Skin tone: Very pale with cool undertones.
Favorite shimmery purple shadow: It is hard to find decent purple shadows. I am going to go with MAC Stars ‘N Rockets not because it is the perfect shadow but the tones work really well on my skin. It performs well over a primer and although not glittery it does have a shimmer to it.
Favorite Matte Purple: MUG Carnival
Favorite Purple Eyeliner: I think I have only one purple eye liner and that is UD Asphyxia. I also have the UD glitter eye liner in a purple shade but can’t remember the name of it. I don’t use it very often and am not sure where it is exactly!!

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, warm, blue eyes, light brown hair with copper highlights

Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? Viseart Minx # 6, which is a burgundy brown (I don’t do true ‘purple’ but this is in the family I think)

Best matte purple eyeshadow? ABH Mod Renaissance Venetian Red

Best purple eyeliner? Marc Jacobs highliner in Jazzberry

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 w/some redness

Best shimmery purple eyeshadow?: MAC Satellite Dreams or UD Omen

Best matte purple eyeshadow?: MAC Fig. 1

Best purple eyeliner?: Two contenders, either MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella, or MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bordeauxline.

OMG! Thank you for reminding me of Fig 1, I had forgotten until about 10 minutes ago that I even owned this *perfect* purple beauty! How I don’t know, since it is utterly perfect. It and Indian Ink are the 2 best! Digit, too!

This is one of my absolute favorites! I am fair and neutral-warm with olive green eyes and I LOVE to wear purple/lilac eye makeup with a little shimmer (NOT red-purple, which makes me look like I have the flu). My favorites are UD Moondust in Intergalactic either by itself or layered over a ground of Lorac Innocence, and then UD Ether eyeliner.

UD Ether is my favorite eyeliner! I didn’t really think of it as purple since the color changes depending on the light and angle of how you’re looking at it, but it does have a lot of purple in it. Just gorgeous! I have the Moondust in Ether too.

Very fair (not quite fairest), neutral-warm, pink overtones, green eyes, dark warm blonde hair.

Best shimmery purple shadow: Laura Mercier African Violet (fortunately, it’s in like 99% of her palettes. It’s the NARS Orgasm of LM.)
Best matte purple shadow: LM Plum Smoke (sensing a theme?) 😉 Works great as a crease or transition shade, especially paired with African Violet!
Best purple eyeliner: UD Tornado

Skin tone: fair, porcelain with pink undertones and red hair
I don’t generally wear purples, but on occasions I do.
Best purple shimmer: From UD Vice 2: Voodoo
Best purple matte: nada
Best purple eyeliner – nada.

Two caveats – working from memory so my product names may be a bit sketchy and by purple I mean plum.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair/cool/brown hair/hazel green eyes
Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? Discontinued CdP 106 single, still available Tom Ford honeymoon bottom right
Best matte purple eyeshadow? MUFE M928
Best purple eyeliner? Marc Jacobs fineliner and Tom Ford fineliner

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with warm undertones, MAC NC22 ish
Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? MAC Selena, MAC Grand Galaxy or Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister
Best matte purple eyeshadow? MAC Indian Ink
Best purple eyeliner? Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister, Vice or MAC Strong Willed (more of an aubergine, though)

My skintone: NC23, with very prominent yellow undertones! Reddish brown eyes, dark brown (almost black) curly hair.

Best shimmery purple eye shadow: I ADORE Colourpop Stero, for when I want a dramatic purple smokey eye!!!

Best matte purple eye shadow: I have two for this one, my favourite, most used matte purple is a DC duo from Avon. But this is the most silky, soft, and pigmented purple matte iv ever used!!! But since that’s DC, I have a Sonia Kashuk quad in Textured Mauve. It has two mauvey/purples mattes/one is a matte with sparkles but they don’t transfer to the lid Imo. And I use those in the crease EVERY time I do a purple eye!!

Best purple eye liner: I don’t own any non liquid eye liners (and I only own there liquid liners. Ones a black, ones a clear glitter, and ones a bright green) but I used to own MAC prunella (I think that’s the name?) It was a deep dark shimmery purple pencil liner!!

~nw 20. Shimmery: mufes, lavender and (electric?) purple. Also #2 in the bottom row of bijoux, m/m twinkle. Matte: I get massive use from mufe dark purple taupe, which may not technically be a purple. But it’s good for shadow, crease, or contour. I can do any shadow combo with that in the crease and yoghurt on the brow bone. Even warm shadows, as those colors are so suitable to my skintone. Liner: any UD purple, S purple stilettos and tango night, Stila violet. No way to pick one, when just UD has enough variations to call on, to go with different looks.

Skin tone: Fair with neutral undertones

Best shimmery purple eyeshadow: Some might I like Laura Mercier’s African Violet, but also like Voodoo from the UD Urban Spectrum palette.

Best matte purple eyeshadow: I don’t have many in my collection, but the fifth shade from the left in the CoverGirl TruNaked Roses palette is a nice medium, mauvey purple.

Best purple eyeliner: Again, I don’t have many, but UD Rockstar is a reliable option for me.

Fair with neutral undertones, brunette, brown-hazel eyes.

Best purple shimmer: Tom Ford Lavender Lust is kind of the perfect purple/lavender quad overall. And I must confess I do like the Morphe 35P for its range of plums, burgundies, and lavenders.

Best purple matte: To me, Bobbi Brown’s discontinued Cornflower blue is really a blue leaning bright purple. But I also have to say that the UD Color Corrector in Purple is my go-to on covering genetic pigmentation on my eyelids and serving as a base for every cool toned look.

Best purple eyeliner; Chanel Yeux Stylo Purple Choc– hands down favorite. Nothing else comes close. I have MAC, I have Marc Jacobs purple liners– meh.

I’ll have to check out the Chanel liner. Chantecaille also does a wide variety of plums and purples depending on what formulation you like.

Your skin tone/coloring:
NC30, dark brown hair
Best shimmery purple eyeshadow?
MAC Crème de Violet
Best matte purple eyeshadow?
MAC Indian Ink
Best purple eyeliner?
Tie between UD 24/7 “Vice” and MAC Pearlglide “Designer Purple”

I do not have that many purple eyeshadows, but here’s what I got and like:

Skintone: light to medium, brown eyes, dark brows and dyed auburn hair.
Shimmer purple: Chanel Illusion d’ombre in Diapason, it has beautiful blue sparkles in it (I do wear it over a primer though, cause it creases and fades a little).
Matte purple: the dark shade from the Kat von D. Shade & Light quad in purple: impressed with the quality of that one.
Eyeliner: my latest love in eye pencils: soft kajal eyepencil in Black Violet from H&M.

Light to medium neutral skin
Shimmery purple eyeshadow: in my stash are CHANEL Diapason, Nars Kauai #2
Matte purple eyeshadow: The purple in Dior Purple Look 885 and Inglot #358, also in cream form MAC Half-Wild is quite matte on my lids ( one drop of jojoba oil on the surface from time to time and all my cream e/s are new, tip from: makeup-box.)
For purple eyeliner I have only Too Faced Perfect purple, so my opinion maybe doesn’t count

Skin tone/ colouring: very fair with yellow undertones
Best Shimmery Purple: hard to choose but Urban Decay Tonic
Best Matte Purple: can’t remember the exact shade but the Egglant in the Balm Meet Matt(e)trimony
Best Purple Eyeliner: again failing at shade names but the Purple Eye of Horus liner.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with neutral undertones
Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? There are so many I love because purple is my favorite shade to wear, but I’d have to say MUG Daydreamer for light purple and MAC Satellite Dreams for a deeper purple
Best matte purple eyeshadow? UD’s Urban is ?
Best purple eyeliner? Tarte Skinny SmolderEyes in Purple glides on like butter and doesn’t move or fade

Light with neutral undertones, MAC NW20. Green eyes and bright red hair, not natural of course.
Best shimmery purple is UD Flashback.
Best matte purple is MUFE M928 Eggplant.
Best purple eyeliner is Milani Shadow Eyez in Royal Purple, or Annabelle Smoothie Pencil in Grapeful for us Canadian girls- they are pretty identical!

Fair/Cool/Pink Hazel Brown eyes similar to Christine’s.
Ok, this is impossible for me to answer since purples are my favorite and I have dozens in every purple type except for warm red wine/burgundy purples that look horrid on me, like I’m sick or have pink eye. But after reading through all of these great purple posts, I realized I do have an HG purple-toned matte that I use as a crease or transition shade with most purple lo oks, or to add a touch of purple to a pink or neutral look, and that is Bobbi Brown’s Heather. Whew! At least I was able to answer one out of three…?

Your skin tone/coloring: light yellow to gold

Best shimmery purple eyeshadow? A discontinued LE from Aromaleigh called Isabella — it’s the most beautiful medium purple/bronze duochrome!

Best matte purple eyeshadow? Notoriously Morbid’s Always Your Girl — a deep, true matte purple over primer, a subdued, grayed plum purple w/o

Best purple eyeliner? I really like Purple Stilettos from Sephora

Skin tone: NW45
Favorite Shimmery eyeshadow: in general I love urban decay’s purples but especially urban (electric palette) and bondage (vice 3)
Matte: Sugarpill Poison Plum is far and away the best I have used! So pigmented it leaves a bit of a stain but is worth it!

Your skin tone/coloring: MUFE Ultra HD R230
Best purple eyeliner? Urban Decay 24/7 Rockstar

I haven’t tried too many purple eyeshadows yet, but I love the Rockstar eyeliner. I remember being on the search for the perfect for me purple eyeliner a year or so ago and going to Sephora and Ulta to swatch every one I could. It was love at first sight with Rockstar.

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