This Is Going To Be THE Eyeliner Color For Summer

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There's something really special about the color purple. For centuries, it's been associated with royalty, nobility, wealth, and happiness. It unifies the LGBTQ community and its allies. And how could we not mention Purple Rain?!
Suffice it to say, we could all use a little more purple in our lives, which is great timing, because it just so happens to be the Instagram trend of 2017. In fact, we're predicting that it may soon usurp blue as the reigning colorful liner du jour. More and more brands are coming out with liners in lilac, plum, and every hue in between. And, even better, it flatters almost every eye color — especially brown, hazel, and green (which is the vast majority of people).
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But don't take our word for it; click through our slideshow to check some of the most beautiful versions sweeping Instagram right now.
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Paired with gold, it's a regal take on a playful look. You'll definitely need a liquid liner to get this effect, so try Urban Decay's Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Retrograde.
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Look closely and you'll see that this version packs a two-tone punch: deep purple on the outside with a pop of pastel in the center of the flick.
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Tons of affordable palettes feature a deep, shimmery purple for bumping up a classic smoky eye. But it's fresher to skip the smoke and use a damp, angled brush to create a soft cat-eye instead.
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A dreamy wash of blue gets a modern update with a lavender flick. Try Nyx's Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Blossom.
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Well, if Patrick Ta does it....
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Got time to spare? Go bold with this negative space look by Australian makeup artist Patricia Dima.
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No need to give up your signature black cat-eye, just top your go-to black with a hit of purple.
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This version is wonderfully messy — like Kate Moss attending the coolest party in town wearing last night's makeup.
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A simple, pastel swoop is the most foolproof take on the look. Without no harsh lines the look is light and airy, and imperfections are far from visible.
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