It should come as no surprise that I’m in the midst of a lifelong love affair with all shades of purple. Lavender, orchid, lilac, mauve, plum, blackberry, and violet are music to my ears…or rather candy to my eyes. You might shy away from purple when it comes to makeup, but I’ve been searching for some of the best shades that are very wearable. Deep plum colors are beautiful for fall, and sheer lilac shades are pretty in spring, but I think many of these shades can be used almost any time of year depending on how you apply them. You can create a look that merely hints at purple, or a full on dark vampy look. For the violet faerie look I styled below I aimed somewhere in the middle of that spectrum.

shades of purple
24-Karat Gold Leaf Tray from Tatcha.

As in all the makeup and skincare products I seek out, I also tried to find purple products that contain as high a percentage of natural ingredients as possible – all of these are also paraben-free and most are free of many other harsh no-good ingredients.  And of course, this is but a glimpse of the purple products in my collection (narrowing it down to 20 favorites wasn’t easy!) and I am always looking for more purple … if you have a favorite purple shade of a natural beauty product I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Lip Products

Some of my favorite purple lip products

Eye Products

Some of my favorite purple eyeshadows

purple lids

purple liner

Nail Polish

Some of my favorite purple nail polishes

  • Julep Polish in Gayle – A classic deep aubergine crème polish. One of my absolute favorites any time of year. 4-free.
  • Priti NYC Polish in Empress Tree – An opaque pastel lavender. 5-free.
  • Pacifica Nail Polish in Drift – A very unique dusty grey purple. Vegan, 7-free.
  • Côte in No. 85 – A raspberry sherbet, mauvey rose violet shade with a hint of shimmer. So in love with this one! A 5-free polish blend that is made in the united states, cruelty–free, vegan, FDA approved.

Seriously though I’ve collected so many different shades of purple polish and all of them so pretty! I should do another post just dedicated to purple polish…

purple tips


purple cheeks

Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Cream Blush in Desire – a most unique shade of dusty mauve with just a hint of plum. Non greasy and long-wearing. Plus isn’t this sleek little compact enchanting!?

A Purple Makeup Look!

purple makeup look - violet faerie

My Violet Faerie look includes: Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Crème in Burgundy with Au Naturale Lip Gloss in Wild Lotus layered over it. Tarte skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in deep amethyst to draw wings, with Everyday Minerals powder liner in purple rain on outer corners, Alima Pure eye shadow in orchid dusted over whole lid and lightest shade of jane iredale PurePressed eye shadow trio on brow bone, 100% pure fruit pigmented mascara in black berry. Violette Vine headpiece by Violette & Iris.

I hope you enjoyed these pretty purple finds! xo – Naomi

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