Makeup artists and editors alike have said for years that
blue is the most flattering color for brown eyes — but we'd beg to differ, and Gomez and Lovato are the proof. In fact, shades of lilac, lavender, and plum are just the kind of pop you need to bring out the warmth in your irises. Better still, and as demonstrated last night, there are so many ways to wear it. Ahead, how to recreate the twosome's purple eyeshadow look on any budget.
Selena Gomez From a distance, you might assume Gomez's eyeshadow is merely an understated smoky eye — nothing to get too excited about. But take a closer look and you'll notice a shimmery purple hue smattered across her eyelid.
Her look is all about shimmer and shine, so opting for a glitter-packed eye palette is the right move.
Sparkling Cream Eyeshadow Palette, $4.99, available at
Or, stick to a single amethyst hue. If your existing collection doesn't include a sultry purple, this MAC mono will work as the perfect addition.
Dazzleshadow in Feel the Fever, $18, available at
Thanks to the star's makeup artist Hung Vanngo, Gomez is often decked out in
Marc Jacobs Beauty
. And if you're looking to get literal with the inspiration, this palette holds all the secrets.
Marc Jacobs Beauty
Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Frivoluxe, $49, available at Sephora.
One swipe of this cream formula turns your monochromatic look up a notch.
Cream Color For Eyes in Midnight Violet, $46, available at
For faster application, this drugstore dupe makes for the perfect smudged cat-eye.
Wet N Wild
Color Icon Metallic Liquid Eyeshadow in Moonlight Majesty, $4.99, available at
Last-minute looks are made easy with
pigment-packed duos like this
. One pan features loose pigment, while the other is pressed color — a.k.a. it has everything you need to concoct the perfect plum color.
Dose of Colors
EyeDeal Duo in Maroon, $25, available at
Introducing: Everything you need to recreate Gomez's glam eye look without lots of effort — or money.
Deluxe Trio Eyeshadow in Rose Vintouch, $6.99, available at
Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.
Unlike Gomez, Lovato opted for a bolder and brighter purple. Extending the violet hue from her lid to her undereye area, the singer revived our
favorite trend of the summer
There's no smoky effect to Lovato's look; instead, look for a bright lilac that can't be ignored.
Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Lavender Love, $4, available at
For precisely lining the undereye area, creamy pencils work best.
Velvet Shadow Stick in Usbek, $29, available at
Just because you want a red-carpet ready look doesn't mean you have to sacrifice eco-conscious ingredients.
Eye Polish in Imagine, $28, available at
This drugstore palette offers up four variations of the lavender theme in one palette — for less than $6.
Eye Lux Eyeshadow in Glamorize, $5.99, available at
Ever wondered what to do with the bolder shades in your favorite Too Faced palette? Forget the earth-toned look and go big with the magenta and mauve shadows.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette, $36, available at
These shadows feel like velvet when swept across the lid — and look just as luxurious.
Eyeshadow Palette 5, $48, available at
the amethyst trend
with this one-stop shop. Pack on the pigment with a wet brush for an intense wash of color.
Artistique Eyeshadow in Amoureux, $20, available at
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