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 THIS LILAC SKY PALETTE 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 Urban Decay 24/7 gorgeousness in Morphine or a shimmery powder wash of color with Urban Decay Stardust in 54.

MODEST: Do a single color wash all over the lid but go a little heavier handed with a waterproof cream formula. Makeup Forever Aqua Cream 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 Analeigh Tipton (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 Sephora Collection Jumbo 12-Hour Liner in Violet then swept this NARS Single Shadow over it.


MATTE: All purple shades pair perfectly with NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Vesuvio.

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