The Colors of Amethyst: 10 Eyeshadow Color Combos for February

The Colors of Amethyst: 10 Eyeshadow Color Combos for February
The Colors of Amethyst: 10 Eyeshadow Color Combos for February

While January’s birthstone, garnet, comes in a variety of colors, amethyst ranges from very pale, pinky-purple to deep purple (that can look almost black in lower light). The most prized amethysts are “strong reddish purple” per GIA, so saturated enough to be distinctively purple but not so dark that it looks black in lower light. Some of the lighter and paler amethysts remind me of a purplish-taupe, while the brighter, more saturated stones look almost magenta-purple.

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Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease or lid.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!










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I just bought the Lilac You A Lot palette and I am OBSESSED with it! the matte lilac looks so good with my brown eyes.

Love these birthstone stories. These combos are especially gorgeous. Amethyst is basically purple quartz. ‘Lower grade’ or lighter amethyst is often heat treated. The result can be a created citrine, or green amethyst, now often rechristened prasiolite. I assume that’s the most common way to create ametrine, as well. If you want a colored quartz (and who doesn’t?) Caveat Emptor.

Thank you for this beautiful collection of amethysts shades – they are my tiwn sister’s favourite shades and I always look to see if there are any there that would suit her. Personally, I love the plum Merlot and Hunter shades from Cliondah.

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