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A Compelling Case for Wearing Amethyst-Colored Eye Shadow

Courtesy of (who else?) perennially chic French makeup artist Violette.
Amethyst! Photo: YouTube

Amethyst! Photo: YouTube

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

We're big fans of French makeup artist (and newly minted Estée Lauder Global Beauty Director) Violette over here at Fashionista. And while it's an absolute pleasure watching her swipe on her own bold lip color or glittery eye makeup in the back of a cab, one of her latest makeup tutorials is a beautiful amethyst eye shadow look demonstrated on her fellow chic French friend, actress Aissa Maiga. And it's just delightful.

The pair meets up at posh Brooklyn bar Sauvage, where Maiga begins her own makeup routine, talking Violette through the process and her tricks for enhancing her cheekbones and complexion. Then Violette gets to work, layering shimmery jewel- and eggplant-toned shadows to create a colorful eye look that's not the least bit overdone or costume-y.

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Watch the full video below to see how the two buddies tag-team the look:

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