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9 Lavender Eyeshadow Ideas for Summer

May 08, 2020

There’s no denying that lavender eyeshadow is one of 2020’s hottest makeup trends. A softer version of violet, lavender, is universally flattering when added to your makeup routine. And taking a cue from the huge popularity of soft pink shadows, we would wager that lavender eyeshadow is here to stay. Ready to take part in this pastel purple eyeshadow trend? Here are nine lavender eye makeup looks you’ll want to sport this summer.


There’s no denying that lavender eyeshadow is seriously stunning. And once you add a glossy finish into the mix, it instantly ups the ante. That’s right, glossy lids are a great way to give your eyes a shiny, wet-like appearance that takes inspiration from the runway. If you’re ready to embrace your inner supermodel, head on over to our article, How to Rock a Glossy Eye Makeup Look, for all the details.


In the mood to add some pizazz to your eye makeup look? Well, it’s time we introduce you to the lavender floating crease. Instead of adding depth to your crease with a darker hue, lavender eyeshadow allows you to brighten things up and give your eyes a glorious pop of color. Get the look by swiping the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Amethyst Quartz into your crease. Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to blend it out, then finish off with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara, Lasting Volume.


A cut crease is one makeup look that can be stunning with pretty much any set of colors, but we can’t say we aren’t particularly fond of this lavender cut crease. While this look is normally all about defining your crease with dark eyeshadow, you can switch things up with lavender eyeshadow for the perfect summer makeup look. Head on over to our article, How to Create a Cut Crease, for an easy cut crease tutorial.


Moving on to another buzzy makeup trend, you can’t go wrong with the lavender halo eye. Sporting one shade in the middle of your eye with a contrasting color surrounding it, this look is a great way to highlight your lavender eyeshadow and give your eyes a bigger and brighter appearance. Not to mention, it’s super easy to create. Want to give this trend a go? Check out our how-to: What Is Halo Eye Makeup? Here’s How to Rock This Buzzy Makeup Trend.


Ah, the timeless smoky eye! Known to be the go-to makeup look for those who love to flaunt dark eye makeup, using lavender eyeshadow makes for a chic alternative. Start with blending the shimmery lavender shade from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Violet Amour onto your lids and into your crease. Follow up with a lighter purple all over your lid, making sure to blend until even. Add a pinky purple hue in your crease, then smudge your lavender shadow along your lower lash line for added definition. Round out your look with a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Bold Eye Mascara on your lashes.


Fancy a gorgeous cat eye? Well, instead of relying on your eyeliner to create the look you adore, leave it all to your lavender eyeshadow! If you’re not familiar with feline eyes, it’s time to get educated. This look uses eyeshadow to create a dramatic winged effect.

Use an angled eyeshadow brush and a lavender eyeshadow to line around your eyes—top and bottom. For your feline effect, drag the eyeshadow out at the outer corner, creating a bold wing shape. Top it all off with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black, and you’re all set.


If you want your eye makeup to emulate a gorgeous painting, lavender watercolor eyes are calling your name. An excellent way to add color to your lids and give your makeup an artsy twist, this look is definitely worth the hype. To get the look, start by adding a base color, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach, to your lid. Then sweep a sheer layer of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Metallics Eye Shadow in Violet Luster onto your lid and crease. Blend the color out, so it isn’t totally uniform at the edges—that’s what helps really give it a watercolor effect.


Your look doesn’t have to be all lavender—a two-tone eye makeup look is always a win in our books. Try pairing pink and lavender eyeshadows. Both shades offer a soft yet feminine touch to your makeup and go together for a gorgeous color combo. First, swipe a lavender eyeshadow onto your lids, crease, and lower lash line. Next, layer the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink onto your lid and gently blend for a seamless transition in color. Coat your lashes in the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara for an elongated look and voila!


Use shimmering lavender eyeshadow for a dreamy makeup look. Offering an ultra-glam finish, this look will give your eyes a stylish pop you’ll adore. Kick things off by blending a shimmery, metallic lavender shade all over your lid. Then add the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in String of Pearls on the inner corner of your eye as a highlight. Tie your look together with the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara, and you're ready to rock those lavender eyes.

Next up: Now that you’ve tried lavender, think you’re ready to go all out with bolder shades of purple? Head on over to our article, Purple Makeup Is In: Here’s How to Wear It, to find out how.

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