The colors of amethyst: 10 eye shadow color combinations for February
While the January birthstone, garnet, comes in a variety of colors, amethyst ranges from very pale, pinkish-purple to deep purple (which can look almost black in low light). The most valued amethysts, according to the GIA, are “very reddish-purple,” so saturated that they are distinctly purple, but not so dark that they look black in low light. Some of the lighter and paler amethysts remind me of a purple-taupe, while the lighter, more saturated stones look almost magenta-purple.
About this series
Each look idea focuses on a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that the appropriate browbone or an additional transitional shade based on the skin tone is introduced. I know I’m more likely to use five or six hues in a typical look, but I think four is a lucky medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while also giving you the opportunity to / lighten and darken as desired. I’ve listed the colors in this order: inner lid, center of lid, outer lid / fold and fold / over fold or cover.
You may see combinations that are slightly repetitive but the placement varies (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and shimmery shade is placed in the center) as the placement can create a different effect / look too! You may also want to use your preferred matte / shimmer tones (if applicable) to add versatility to certain palettes. Use these ideas as a starting point!