Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Purple Eyeshadow Du Jour 5.6.09



This post is long overdue, I am very shy about color on my eyes, I am not a fan of colors on eyes and tend to find it juvenile. I usually go for a black, brown or a smokey gray eye. Although, I do have two exceptions... Greens, which I feel is a subtle color on your eyes when using it for a smokey look or a nice emerald liner and Purple. I love purple eye shadows, confined STRICTLY to the eye lid only as a wash or the single color.

After seeing the SS09 Fashion shows in NYC and the SS09 ads I just knew I must venture more into purple, the luscious super hot GUCCI purple. See below:
(PS...Lily Donaldson+ Natasha Poly= LOVE)





This is the exact color I am after!

So I did, I already have MAC Violet pigment which is great but this was a more vibrant pigmented matte purple. I knew the exact shade I was after, a blue based purple. I perused the aisles of Sephora, looked at Make Up Forever #92 on a recommendation, but it was too red based I thought. I settled on NARS Duo in Jolie Poupee below.


At home, while I love this color I do not think it is the PERFECT gucci purple, so I swatched all my purples below and decided NONE of them are absolutely perfect so my quest continues for the perfect Gucci Purple.



Swatched
MAC Violet Pigment
MAC Odd Couple
MAC Parfait Amour
NARS Duo Jolie Poupee

 I am thinking I will have to take another look at all the Make Up Forever colors because that brand is the only brand with that sort of intensity.

Damn it Gucci, come out with a Makeup line.
Does anyone know the perfect Gucci Purple eyeshadow?

38 comments:

  1. The person who worked on the ad would ;D.
    I don't like the colour purple :-/. I know I should 'cause it enhances brown eyes, but I just don't.

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  2. I love purple! And the look from the ad is gorgeous. Have you tried writing to Gucci? Although the problem might be with all the extreme photoshopping that the colour came out totally different.
    Have you tried the MAC Pro pigments?
    If I have some more time I will do some swatching.
    Really love the look!

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  3. Argh, how frustrating! This is such a pretty purple too. Hope you have some luck with it! MAC's Satelitte Dreams and Stars 'n' Rockets are very pretty purples but I not quite the same vibrant matte shade that this seems to be!!! Omg you have been compared to Kate Hudson!!? Okay, can we trade places like right now???? Lol you are too gorgeous, it's not fair!!!!

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  4. Cris- Color is so subjective, although purple does look lovely with brown eyes!

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  5. bis- I think I will take a look through Macpro when i get some time too! Do you work there? You are right you can never be sure with Photoshop. I actually know someone that works at the Gucci group maybe I will ask them about it, I highly doubt she will know.

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  6. Sarah- Hm Stars and Rockets is too pinky, i need a deep purple based matte purple. Anyway, I was compared to her when I was like 19 and a freshman in college. Michael Kors came to our fashion school for a speech and I was lucky to have a connection so I went in the limo to pick him up from the airport and we chatted. He told me I "remind" him of Kate Hudson, not neccesarily look like her. I will take it as a compliment though!

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  7. Hi Belle, no, not even close to working at MAC Pro. But I have some violet pigments and I would swatch them for you. One I like a lot is Viz-a-Violet. Of course this one was LE....

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  8. bis- that sounds great!!! thanks!

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  9. hey girl,

    thanks for stoppin by my blog =)

    OoO man that Gucci is making me droool !

    You blog entries have all the goodies i love <3

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  10. Purple looks horrible on me, but I agree with you on the green shadow! Other than that, I keep to dark grey and beige tones.

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  11. Jen! What is your coloring? I usually stick to neutrals also.

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  12. these purples r sooOoo pretty.. its my favorite color and not only that i love it as an eye shadow! i think it looks great on a lot of ppl! thanks for droppin by my blog sweetie xoxo

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  13. Fun and Makeup- Thanks for dropping by also! Gotta love purple!

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  14. Ms. Belle Du Jour,

    I love your blog and gorgeous makeup! I'm glad you like my blog, lets follow swap! =]

    That purple is really feisty, let me know if you find out a close match to it. yum.

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  15. i love the gucci ads...especially the sunglasses natasha poly wears. Purple is my favourite color, but i don't have any eye shadow in it yet...must get some!!

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  16. Sylvia- Sure thing :)
    I will def let you know! I am on the hunt!!

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  17. Shaz- Dont you love natasha?!?? Ugh could a human be more gorg? Yes let me know if you find any suitable purples!!

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  18. hihi, u have a lot of brown eye shadow. wow!
    thanks for dropping by <3

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  19. I have started a purple palette recently and my 3 more beautiful purples are vibrant grape,satellite dreams and nocturnelle,mix them and it comes close enough.But this reminds me of my first eyeshadow duo ever,from YSL which had an amazing purple i always was complimented for.If i havent throwed it away i'll let you know,try also from YSL Eyeshadow duo No 15 Shimmering Quartz+Deep amethyst.I think if yoy dont find anything,the best way to have this colour is to mix eyeshadows!

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  20. Krystallia- Thank you, this so helpful. I will def look around today at sephora and let you know!!!

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  21. http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/ur/urban-decay-deluxe-eyeshadow--fishnet-1-5g-.jpg

    Copy & paste this and take a look!I am in search for beautiful purples as well so if you find something please do tell me:))

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  22. I think I found something today!!!! I will post about it tonight!

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  23. Baby Girl...that purple looks like it could be from NYX. I'll use it tomorrow just for you on the shoot. Will let you know. Don't sleep on NYX, I find they have better colors than MAC.

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  24. Found your blog looking for a swatch ... I think that purple was done over a black base. Give that a try. :)

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