Fall Makeup Color Trends: I'm Obsessed With Purple This Season

Susan Yara

Posted 09/22/10 at 02:47PM by Susan Yara

The fall season starts tonight at exactly 8:09 pm PST and I can't be more excited. Why? I'm already starting to see purple -- everywhere, and of all the makeup colors that are "in" this season, it's my absolute favorite.

Let me count for you the reasons why:

Reason 1: Different shades of purple worn on the lips look utterly romantic and sophisticated. Plus, if you're in a hurry and don't have time to put on much makeup, simply dabbing on a berry shade of lip gloss like CoverGirl Shine Blast Lipgloss in Heat, $7.14 will make you look pulled together. Like Leighton Meester in this photo.

Reason 2: Purple looks great on everyone's eye color -- green, blue, brown, hazel, etc., because it brings out the gold flecks in your eyes and accentuates the color you were born with.

Reason 3: Speaking of eyes, wearing purple is actually quite easy (and so not scary) because there's lots of options. For the lids, you can sweep on a light lavender color and go. Or you can get dramatic with a purple smoky eye -- swipe on a light grey-colored base shade from lashlines to creases, then use a color like CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Eyeshadow in Purple Pop, $3.14 in the crease and at the outer corners of your eyes and blend. Then add a shimmery silver shade under your brows.

If you really aren't into wearing much eyeshadow, another way to take advantage of the purple craze this season is by wearing it as an eyeliner. One to try: CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Violet Voltage, $8.49. You can line the inside of your upper and lower lashlines with your usual black or brown pencil, then layer the purple liner over it for a subtle effect. Or go for a bold purple line if you're more daring.

So what do you think? Are you crushing on purple as much as I am? Do you have a favorite purple shade of lipstick or eyeshadow? Share your tips ...
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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 01:50pm

    purple, nice

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/20/11 at 12:09am

    I really should branch out from all of the shades of light pink lipgloss that I wear. A nice warm slightly sheer shade of berry gloss would be great. I love purple eyeliner--it really makes my brown eyes pop :) Physicians Formula creamliner trio and MAC Fluidline in Macroviolet are my faves.

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 01:44pm

    I love purple and I'm glad all these are covergirl so I don't have to spends so much money!

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  • Posted by Aranza on 01/11/11 at 01:38am

    i love purple, It is my favorite color but i dont think i look good in purplidh lipcolors.

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  • Posted by kenya on 11/28/10 at 01:01pm

    i am NOT digging the purple lips... freaks me out

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  • Posted by pynkNymphette on 11/23/10 at 05:39pm

    I love anything purple! My favorite purple is satellite from MAC. Such a beautiful, deeply pigmented eye shadow!

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