Purple Eye Shadow Reigns Supreme on Fall 2012 Runways | Hollywood yohana

Ah, the power of purple! Shades of purple shadow were all the rage on the fall 2012 runways. The vibrant color speaks volumes to the designers' inspirations. Although the everyday woman tends to stray away from the shade, purple complements every eye color and is great way to make your eyes pop! Click in to get the different looks.

At Jill Stuart, soft, lavender eye makeup was paired with soft, wavy curls, complementing the dark yet romantic collection. The makeup was kept minimal with a flush of color on the lid. To recreate this look, smudge black liner into the upper and lower lash line and apply two tones of shadow: a violet, like Nars' Party Monster, and a lilac, like Nars' Jolie Poupee and blend up into the brow. The two eyeshadows give a diffused effect. Finish the eye with a coat of mascara. The key to making this look work is keeping the face as bare as possible—skip blush and bronzer. Use a pink or rose stain, such as YSL's Roughe Pur Couture in 18 Rose Pastelle, on the lips.

Models at the Anna Sui show rocked a '60s graphic cat eye in a bold indigo tone, complementing the mod collection. The extended cat eye, combined with the pop of color, really made a statement. Placed under the eyelids were tiny dots to complete this playful, Bohemian look. To get this look, keep the rest of the face minimal. Use a white eyeliner to line the waterline or inside of the eye to open the eye. Using a pencil, draw your shape on your eyelid, fill it in and top with shadow. Finish the look of a sheer pale lip color.
Charlotte Ronson had the models sporting a '70s-inspired lavender eye and a red-orange painted lip (use a combination of Sephora's Red Flirt and Rosy Frivol). The lavender shadow (try MAKE UP FOR EVER in #92) is applied with a soft, fluffy brush for a wash of color, making this bold color palette work. To get this look, use a sheer foundation with a velvet finish. Use a blush/bronzer combo, such as Ronson's 3X A Charm, to get the subtle color on the cheeks. Using a fluffy brush, sweep shadow from the eyelid up and out.