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Lilac Eye Looks We're Loving

Spring is in the air... and also on our faces! We're loving playing with lilac colors on our lids this spring. And if you haven't tried the trend, you really should give it a go.

There's a lot to love about lilac eye shadow. First of all — no matter how you wear it, it's absolutely beautiful. Secondly, it's easy to use this hue in a way that's subtle or build it up to make a bold statement.

When you're through creating your desired glam moment, you'll look like an absolute spring goddess.

Have we convinced you yet? Cool.

Take a look at these photos for inspiration and then shop some of our favorite products to recreate of gorgeous lilac looks over and over again.

1. Just A Little Lilac

You have makeup artist Kate Mur to thank for bringing this effortless look into your life. This is perfect for makeup lovers of all skill levels because eye shadow is hard — are we right? By just adding a pop of color along the outer corner of your eye, you'll be in full-on spring mode with little to no effort at all!

The Perfect Product:

Lid Star in Lily, $18, Glossier

For this look, we'd recommend using Glossier's Lid Star. The wand applicator will make adding the lilac color so simple. And they've not one, but two purple-y shades for you to try. We love Lily for daytime and Fawn for more smokey lilac glam. Shop using the link above to save 20% when you snag one or both of these shades!

2. Glossy Lilac Lids

The Cosmopolitan Instagram account brought this lovely example from makeup artist Tyron Machhausen to our attention. This dewy lilac look is one for the books! It's couldn't be more fitting for the spring season, and it's also super easy to recreate.

The Perfect Product:

Eye Vinyl in Light Rail, $20, Milk Makeup

Milk Makeup's eye vinyl is described as "glossy eyeshadow" so is this everything you need in life or what? Be sure to get it in your makeup bag ASAP for so much glossy, glossy!

3. Lay It On Thick Lilac

Sophia Flores is the makeup artist behind this fairy tale look. You'll be looking like a lilac princess with this opaque color on your lid, so lay it on thick already, would you?

The Perfect Product:

Pressed Shadow in Two to Mango, $5, ColourPop Cosmetics

We'd suggest starting with this ColourPop eye shadow as a base because it seems to be a great match for that bright lilac. It'll go on thick and matte to create the chalky finish Rupi Kaur's so effortlessly showcasing in the photo above.

Feeling v. into the idea of lilac eye shadow now? Us, too. Let's never take this color off — ok?

Can't get enough light purple? Find out how to incorporate more of it into your wardrobe, too!

--Labels and Lacquer girls

Images: @irisandwest/Instagram (1); @cosmopolitan/Instagram (1); @sophiafloresmakeup/Instagram (1); Courtesy Brands (3)

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