A simple purple eye makeup look using only clean beauty products including the amethyst palette by Aether Beauty.
Have I told you that one of my favorite colors for eye makeup is purple? Yes, girl, yes. I actually wore a purple smoky eye on my wedding day. My makeup artist was surprised that one of her brides wasn’t afraid of color.
To be fair, I’m much more comfortable with bold eyes than I am with lips #teamnudelipsforlife.
Purple is one of those colors that looks gorgeous on all eye colors and skin tones. It makes green eyes pop (they’re complementary colors on the color wheel). And, purple eyeshadow on brown eyes is a drop dead gorgeous backdrop.
The first time I saw purple eye makeup on olive skin was on Katie Holmes in a Seventeen magazine when I was in high school. (Any Dawson’s Creek fans here?) It was love at first sight. While my skin isn’t olive, it is on the tan side, and purple looks ahhmazing on darker skin with warm undertones.
Ever since switching to clean beauty products last year I’ve been enjoying learning more and more about clean beauty brands. Eyeshadow palettes are my weakness. There’s just something magical about all the colors and the possibilities they bring.
I was drawn to Aether Beauty because their values align with the ones close to my heart: excluding the 1,400 ingredients banned from personal care products by the E.U., making eyeshadow palettes recyclable by removing mirror components, and striving to make their products as good as conventional makeup.
Aether Beauty takes their eco-friendly stance further by removing magnets from their packaging, and by donating portions of their proceeds to environmental charities. Another big one? No talc.
Oh, and did I mention they’re also cruelty-free, child labor free, and Leaping Bunny certified? I guess you can say they have all their chakras aligned.
Clean Beauty Purple Eyeshadow Palette
Talc is a natural mineral in the earth that’s unfortunately often found next to asbestos. Talc helps powders apply smoothly and allows the colors to blend well. Aether Beauty achieves unbelievably blendability by using organic coconut oil and organic shea butter for a buttery application without talc!
Amethyst Crystal Gemstone Palette – $58
PETA certified + Leaping Bunny approved. Vegan + cruelty-free and fair trade, organic and ethically sourced, child labor free ingredients .
Use LALALISETTE for 15% off
If you’re also looking for a cruelty-free purple eyeshadow palette, this is the one you want. I love all four of their eyeshadow palettes.
The shade Meditation looks like a soft brown in the pan, but it is the prettiest and most subtle shade of amethyst ever. I used it as the base color for this look with this palette, but I wish this palette had one true neutral color to make it the only palette I pack on a weekend trip.
If you’re new to eye makeup, or aren’t too confident with it, you’ll love how forgiving Aether Beauty palettes are. They blend really really easily, and if you’re in a hurry, you can achieve a great look without being super precise.
I did not use an eye primer with this look, but if I had, the colors would have been even more vibrant. However, I wanted a softer day look that could transition into date night.
Fun fact: did you know amethysts are a protection crystal? The founder, Tiila, told me that amethysts are great to have for protection against Mercury retrogrades. Sign me up!
Purple Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial
- Primer: REN Skincare Perfect Canvas Skin primer
- Foundation: Beautycounter Tint Skin in Honey
- Concealer: RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up in shade 44
- Powder: Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder
- Bronzer: Beautycounter Radiant All Over Bronzer in Cabana
- Blush: Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Hibiscus
- Highlighter: Beautycounter Luminous Powder Highlighter in Topaz
- Eyeshadow: Aether Beauty Crystal Gemstone Palette in Amethyst colors: Meditation, Protection, Spirituality, Mystic
- Mascara: W3LL People Expressionist Volumizing Mascara in Black
- Brow Pencil: Beautycounter Color Define Eyebrow Pencil in Dark
- Lashes: MoxieLash magnetic lashes in Sassy – use code LISETTE for 10% off
- Beautycounter Color Intense Lipstick in Rosewood
- Beautycounter Lip Gloss in Rosewood
Grab this gorgeous clean beauty purple eyeshadow palette at 15% off using code LALALISETTE at aetherbeauty.com
Pair this eyeshadow palette with my favorite clean makeup set for more savings! Save 20% on a customizable bundle of foundation, concealer, eyebrow pencil, blush, mascara, and lip gloss with the Flawless in Five set!