Don't get me wrong — I love minimal, brown eyeshadow with a touch of glimmer as much as the next girl. But sometimes, we all need a little bit of drama in our lives to cut through the monotony, and that's why the newest eye makeup trend on the block has caught our attention — vivid violet eyes. A bold, striking, beautiful eye makeup trend makes our eyes pop and look borderline ethereal when done right. Vivid violet eyes have our heart, and we can't wait to test out the uber-glam look for our next social event.
If you want to cop the electrifying eye makeup trend for yourself, we've got you covered. We're breaking down the vivid violet eyeshadow trend for you, right from the base to the lids. Read on to know how to make the vivid violet eye makeup trend your own, and take notes!
For your face
Step 1: Since the focus is all on the eyes for this one, we're keeping the base minimal! We're going to go for a minimal coverage CC cream that also offers sun protection, and the Lakmé 9 to 5 Complexion Care CC Cream SPF 30 PA++ is the best one there is. Blend out the lightweight CC cream effortlessly over your face, and double up the coverage for best effects.
Step 2: We want all eyes on, well, our eyes — and that means concealing any other spots that may threaten to steal the limelight! The Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer SPF 25 will take care of any spots or blemishes in the way and brighten your skin in the process. Use it under your eyes and on any spots that may need concealing.
Step 3: With heavy eye makeup, we recommend a complementary blush that adds to it instead of taking away from it. Opt for the Lakmé 9 To 5 Pure Rouge Blusher - Peach Affair for a healthy-looking glow. Dust it over the apple of your cheeks and on the tip of your nose for a natural, rosy flush.
For your eyes and lips
Step 1: It's vivid violet eye makeup time! First up, you want to ensure that the base for your eyes is all set. Start by using the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer SPF 25 to prime your lids, and make sure you cover the entire area from the base to your brows.
Step 2: Next, grab the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette - Berry Martini. Got your blending brushes ready? Start by taking the lightest matte lilac shade, and blend it over your lids. This will act as your transition shade, so make sure you blend it well!
Step 3: Go in with the matte violet shade from the same palette on your outer corners. Now it's super important that you blend this seamlessly; otherwise you won't get that oh-so desirable gradient effect that only comes with pro-skills.
Step 4: Once you're done, take the matte, rosy shade and blend it from your inner corners outward until you reach the violet shade. Blend out both of them together to create an effortless transition.
Step 5: Finally, take a little bit of the sparkly purple shade and highlight the centre of your lids with it. Take the palest pink, sparkly shade and highlight your inner corners with it too.
Step 6: Onto lips! Since the look is so heavy on the eyes, you definitely want to keep the lips a little minimal so it doesn't look strange. The Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Creme Lip Color - Nude Dust will help balance out the look. And that's it! You've got your vivid violet eye makeup look down to the T!
Written by Nishtha Bhalla on Aug 21, 2021
Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.