Eyes: Whether you go with shimmery lavender effect or a dramatic pigmented plum, try any of these tools for casting a purple gaze.
Above, from left: Carolina Herrera fall 2010 backstage beauty photos via Carolina Herrera; L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Shadow Duo in Electrified, $8, available at L'Oréal Paris; Tarte EmphasEYES Aqua-Gel eyeliner in Plum, $18, available at Ultra.
Above, from left: Brian Reyes fall 2010 backstage beauty via Bobbi Brown; YSL Eyeshadow Duo in Purple Amethyst, $41, available at YSL Beauty; Guerlain Ecrin 6 Colour Eyeshadow in Champs-Elysee, $84, available at Sephora; Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Palette in #7, $59, available at Nordstrom and Giorgio Armani Beauty.
Above, from left: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadow in Lawless Lavender, $6.99, available at Walgreens and Maybelline; Preen fall 2010 backstage beauty photo via M.A.C. Cosmetics; NARS Eyeshadow in Daphne, $23, available at Lord & Taylor; Miu Miu fall 2010 backstage beauty photo via CoverGirl/Pat McGrath.
Lips: The potent purple pout at Dior might be too tough to pull of, but we suggest softening it up with a swipe of sheer gloss. Mwah!
Above, from left: Dior fall 2010 runway photo via Dior; Dior fall 2010 backstage beauty photo via CoverGirl/Pat McGrath; M.A.C. Palace Pedigree lipstick in Cunning, $14, available August 26 at M.A.C.; YSL Rogue Volupté Perle in Mesmerizing Purple, $34, available at YSL Beauty; Dior Serum de Rouge in Plum Serum, $32, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Above, from left: Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Mauve Mirage, $18.50, available at Dillard's; Make Up Forever Rouge Intense Artist lipstick in #15, $19, available at Sephora; Peter Som fall 2010 backstage beauty photo via M.A.C.
Nails: From lilac to the deepest, darkest plum, any of these purple polishes will do your nails right this fall.
Above, from left: M.A.C. nail polish in Concubine, $12, available August 26 at M.A.C.; OPI Nail Polish in The Color To Watch, $8.50, available at Ultra; Orly Plastix Nail Polish in Purple Pleather, $7.50, available at Orly Beauty.