The Review

I’ve Got The Purps . . .



Left to Right : M.A.C Sable, Nars Ashes to Ashes, Urban Decay Toasted, Chanel Quad in Raffinement (left side of palette), M.A.C Kohl Liner in Raven, Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl in Purple

The saying goes one of two ways, I’ve got the blues or I’ve got the sh*ts which is a bit vulgar to write but today I’ve got the purps. Estee from Essie Button did a FOTD video and featured her go to look as of late, can we start by saying how gorg this girl is? I was watching one of her vlogs and noticed the hint of purple across her lids, I immediately fell in love (well I already love her but I’m talking about the eyeshadow people)! Yesterday she did a post of some great purple-greyish shades that she’s been reaching for and all I did was reached for my keys to head to the nearest store! I picked up the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Kajal in Purple to add to my water and lash line. I will be making a trip to Sephora this week to pick up Clinique’s Chubby Eye Stick in Lavish Lilac which she mentioned as well. So on I went to rummage through my stash of makeup and came up with these items that fit the criteria of being a “grayple” color. Like Estee I too only stick to neutral shades and don’t like a really bright bold eyeshadow but this type of shade is subtle enough that I don’t mind wearing it. Purple is also supposed to make brown eyes pop which is a plus for moi.

1. M.A.C Sable – I actually purchased this thanks to Fleur because it’s one of her favorite shadows and looks great on her. It’s such a lovely murky purple with a hint of gold shimmer. It makes for a great everyday shade or you can build up the intensity to create a killer smokey eye.

2. Nars Ashes to Ashes – This shadow is more on the taupe greyish side of purple. This shade is a good choice for more mature women who want to stay away from a frosty finish.

3. Urban Decay Toasted – It’s apart of the original Naked palette and it’s a fun bold shade that gives the eye a foiled effect. It’s a purple shade with a hint of pink warm undertones to it. It’s also the warmest of all the colors above.

4. Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Raffinement – This quad released with the Spring collection but will be apart of the permanent range. The 4 shades are described as a rich mauve, pearly pink beige, shimmering lilac, and deep eggplant. The two I swatched are from the left side of the palette.

5. M.A.C Eye Kohl in Raven – Unfortunately this liner was limited edition but is always a repromote in M.A.C collections. It’s a black kohl with burgundy and purple shimmer. I love this on the water line and smudged into the upper lash line as well!

I can feel a slight obsession starting and I must collect a few more grayple shades, any suggestions?

3 thoughts on “I’ve Got The Purps . . .

  1. I love purples (and blues and greens)! They all do such great things for brown eyes, and my eyes are such a dark brown, I need something to bring them out! I have the Rimmel liner, but I will definitely be on the look out for MAC to repromote Raven because it is gorgeous.

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