photos: terry gates, gorunway.com, kate martin/design: eunice chun

Ladies! I can’t get enough of this makeup combination and am dying for you to try it! Normally we pair purple eyeshadow with nude, pink or peach lips for a very feminine and Spring look (which we should never give up), but you will be surprised how gorgeous purple lids also are with a red lip! It makes such a modern statement that has confidence written all over it, making it a must try this weekend. Here’s how:


The standard cult favorite of makeup artists is from Yves Saint Laurent because it has the five most perfect purple shades you will ever find. Period.

HINT: Try a lavender liner like this gorgeousness in Morphine or a shimmery powder wash of color with in 54.

MODEST: Do a single color wash all over the lid but go a little heavier handed with a waterproof cream formula. in #18 Purple is heaven. I literally die whenever I use it on someone.

EXTREME: I actually did the makeup in the extreme shot above on the lovely actress (Crazy, Stupid, Love. and the upcoming Damsels in Distress) for a fashion feature in this month’s issue of Flaunt magazine. First I drew and filled in the winged shape with in Violet then swept this  over it.


MATTE: All purple shades pair perfectly with in Vesuvio.

SATIN: If you like a little more shine to your lipstick, pair it with the classic of all red lipsticks, in Ara Red.