Spring 2014 Makeup Trend Report: Ten Pretty Purples to Fall in Love with This Season

by PJ on Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Purple is a versatile color. It can be cute, sensual, sophisticated, vibrant, and edgy. It has also been one of my favorite colors for many years. (See my A Splash of Color: Lilting Lilac (Part 1), (Part 2) & (Part 3).) After a relatively short hiatus, it is great to see purple back on trend for spring 2014. Here are my top 10 purple picks for this season:

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1. Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Eye Shadow in Amethyst Purple

Shu Uemura Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

(image from www.cosme.net)
(info from www.cosme.net, www.biteki.com,
i-voce.jp & www.maryquant.co.jp)

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2. Paul & Joe Eye Color Trio in 03 Le Jardin des Fleurs

Paul and Joe Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

(images from www.cosme.net)

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3. Dior Trianon Palette in 002 Coquette

Dior Spring 2014 Makeup 1

(Dior’s 5 Couleurs Trianon Edition in 954 Pink Pompadour, Diorshow Mono Trianon Edition in 170 Angélique, and Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte in 121 Céleste, also from spring 2014, feature purples as well.)

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4. SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow in 16 Hanashoubu

SUQQU Spring 2014 Makeup 3

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5. Mary Quant Eye Opener Selection 2014 Spring in I

Mary Quant Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

(The silver (S-46) and the violet (S-47) are limited editions for spring 2014. They are also available separately. The blue (B-04) and the pink (T-01) are regular shades and they are also sold separately. The four shades come in a limited-edition case.)

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6. Clarins Ombre Minérale Eye Quartet in 12 Vibrant Light

Clarins Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

(image from www.biteki.com)

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7. Aube Couture Designing Impression Eyes II in 504 Purple

Kao Sofina Aube Couture Spring 2014 Makeup 4

(images from www.cosme.net)

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8. Guerlain Écrin 2 Couleurs in 09 Two VIP

Guerlain Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

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9. NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in 1345 Années Folles

Nars Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

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10. Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in 22

Tom Ford Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

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Looking more closely at many of the eyeshadow palettes released for spring 2014, I’ve noticed that very few of them are purple-based gradational palettes like Lunasol‘s Layer Bloom Eyes in 03 Purple Gradation from spring 2009 or Estée Lauder‘s Pure Color 5 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Surreal Violet from fall 2010. It seems that the trend look for this season is not to create a purple-toned gradation but to use purple as an accent color for more neutral shades such as gray, brown, and light pink. (The purple in Aube Couture’s Designing Impression Eyes II in 504 Purple is designed to be used as an accent color between the off-white and the gray.)

Paul & Joe’s Eye Color Trio in 03 Le Jardin des Fleurs and Dior’s Trianon Palette in 002 Coquette feature purple as a main (shadowing) shade. Both look fresh and spring-like.

How are you going to wear your purple this season?

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Related posts:

Lavshuca Lav Hearty Eyes in PK-1

Kate Gradical Eyes A in PU-1

Aube Couture Designing Impression Eyes in 561 Purple

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Amez Friday, February 7, 2014

I’m wary of wearing purple on my face because I have the biggest purple eyebags ever and I thought wearing purple would accentuate them, but I’m always excited to wear purple on my nails!

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PJ Friday, February 7, 2014

Hi Amez,

Purple nails are lovely! If you prefer lilacs to violets for the nails, Shu Uemura’s Nail Color in Lavender Pearl, also from spring 2014, is in a soft lilac shade similar to that of the Silk Cushion Eye Shadow in Amethyst Purple above.

Thank you very much for posting your comment! :)

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