There are lots of different purples in the makeup world. You’ve got your lilacs, your lavenders, your eggplants, your plums, your amethysts, your royal purples and so on. My favorite purple shade is grape. It looks great with brown eyes, which the majority of people have. However, I usually have trouble finding good grape eyeshadows or eyeliners.
Then I met Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliner in Ransom. It couldn’t be more grape colored! I love the 24/7 liners. They’re smooth, creamy and highly pigmented. I go through 24/7 in Zero (jet black) quicker than I go through toilet paper, and Bourbon (brown) and Gunmetal (gray) are essentials in my kit too.
Ransom is a perfect color for the brown-eyed girls out there. If you’re going to do a purple smoky eye, this liner will be your best friend. A word of warning though–these liners are great for smoky eyes because they smudge easily, but if you’re going to wear them on their own, trace over them with an eyeshadow to set the liner.
I bought mine from Sephora as part of the Limited Edition 24/7 Eyeliner Duo deal (also comes with a good covered pencil sharpener). It would normally be $43 for two 24/7 liners, but this set gives you two for $29. http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P276809&categoryId=C10461
Purple eyeliner is a good way to make brown eyes pop without doing the whole eye with bright, vibrant or intense shadow. So if you want a little change in your eye makeup look, give it a try!
Have a beautiful day 🙂