I’ve been admiring lilac eyeshadow looks for a while now. Colour seems to be coming back around and while I’m forever faithful to natural, nude toned makeup, lilac is a colour I can get on board with. Not necessarily a deep purple, but a white-based, dusty lilac on the lids is a look that I’ve been wearing and loving – all without feeling too 80’s.
I think a soft lilac look, especially on fair skin can be so beautiful. Kept simple with just lashings of mascara, it’s romantic and youthful. I see the blue eyeshadow vibes coming back around on Instagram but personally that’s just an 80’s step too far for me. Lilac, is where it’s at. If you need some inspiration, check out this Lisa Eldridge video for a beautiful pop of purple.
Finding the right shade of purple is key, and hasn’t been an easy task. I don’t like them to be too pink, but you need enough pigment that you don’t just end up looking bruised. Viseart’s Liaisons Palette is a seriously good option, and with the addition of some nudey browns and a great black liner shade it’s surprisingly usable. This isn’t just a one-off party look compact. Released in 2019, this palette is now getting hard to find but I’m hopeful for a re-release in the coming seasons (Update: re-stock due Autumn 2020). If you can’t wait, another good option is the Theory Palette in Amethyst, while leaning a little more pink and plum.
It almost goes without saying that Viseart eyeshadows are among the best. They’re pigmented, easy to blend and effortless to use. If you’ve never tried them, I highly recommend the Thoery Palette in Cashmere for everyday looks. Its compact and travel friendly but the shadow pan sizes are generous and perfectly edited for everyday, natural toned looks. But I’m not here to talk about natural.
Enter the beautiful lilacs, purples, mattes and shimmers of the Liaisons set. The lightest of the purples is a wonderful matte for laying down a base wash of colour on the lids. There are two sparkling lilac shimmers (one light, one deep) to amp up the look or wear beautifully on their own, and a blinging silver shimmer. The browns are minky enough to work perfectly with the purples, and interesting enough to use alone to create a bronze look instead.
Most unusually, although not when speaking about Viseart, there is no superfluous colour in this palette that gets left behind. While I definitely have my favourite pans, it’s safe to say there won’t be one shade that never gets touched. The palette itself has a giant mirror, and while I don’t love the plasticky feel of the outer package in general, the eyeshadow collection inside allows me to completely overlook it.
So if you too are loving lilac and looking for a purple eyeshadow palette, or perhaps want a nude brown palette with a few token glam colours, this is one to check out.