Shay Mitchell's Purple Eyeshadow Is Spring Beauty Done Right


Springtime has been up to its usual fickle games for a whole month now, keeping everyone guessing around whether to expect gray skies or a surprise dose of sunshine. Until the weather makes up its mind, one simple way to combat gloomy days is a healthy dose of color in the beauty department. Shay Mitchell's purple smoky eye shined light on the feeds of her 23 million Instagram followers on Weds., showcasing a next-level look that was worthy of stopping mid-scroll.

The 32-year-old serves stunning beauty looks like it's her job, which it actually kind of is, being an ambassador for brands like Buxom Cosmetics and La Mer. Coordinating with the actor's lavender blazer, the lively eyeshadow made her dark-brown eyes pop. Finished off with a bronze glow, nude lips, and sleek, brunette locks, the vibrant look offered a fresh and fun take on spring beauty.

It's no secret that pastel, '80s-inspired eye makeup has been making the rounds on Instagram, with everyone from Hailey Baldwin to Beyoncé giving pink eyeshadow a whirl. As seasons change, it looks like purple is coming into focus, and Mitchell's look is a dreamy guidebook for pulling off the statement trend.

Crowned by a gorgeous set of bushy brows, the You actor's look is definitely worth a pause, with several hues from the purple family working in tandem for a truly dazzling effect. With a smoked-out, shimmery mauve shade on her eyelids, a pop of electric violet in the corners of her eyes, and lengthy lashes, Mitchell brought the look home with metallic lavender beneath her bottom lash line, courtesy of global makeup artist Patrick Ta.

Stunning as usual, Mitchell made a case for amping up the vibrancy this spring, and enjoying a colorful suit moment while you're at it. With the help of The Zoe Report's selection of purple eyeshadows below, you'll be nailing the dreamy look in no time.

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Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Frivoluxe 730


Marc Jacobs Beauty

With a range of shimmer and matte finishes, this pink and purple shade range has so much versatility.

Obsessions Palette Amethyst


Huda Beauty

The hues in this portable palette have the potential for a seriously arresting purple smoky eye.

Caviar Stick Eye Shadow in Intense Amethyst


Laura Mercier

If you don't have time for an eye look with multiple steps, add a quick touch of vivid sheen with this top-rated stick from Laura Mercier.

Lila Palette


Natasha Denona

Brown-eyed girls are raving about how this blendable, high-pigment palette is seriously worth every penny.

Glitter & Glow Duo Chrome in Sea Siren




Give off mermaid vibes this summer with a wash of iridescent sheen courtesy of Stila Cosmetics.