(From Essence.com/by Tia Williams)

We don’t know if it’s our Prince obsession or the fact that purple looks so stunning on brown skin, but lately, we’ve been spotting a slew of celebs rocking purple eyeshadow. And we’re not just talking straightforward Barney purple, either — the shadows run the gorgeous gamut from pale lavender to neon plum. From Eve to Estelle, here are our favorite violet-eyed superstars.

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Here’s a tutorial on how to apply a smokey, violet purple hue to your eyes for a fab night on the town!