The Bold & the Beautiful

ESSENCE.COM Dec, 08, 2009

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During London’s Fall 2009 Fashion Week, Jourdan Dunn worked the Issa runway wearing a riot of lavender, purple and teal-hued eyeshadows. A trend was instantly born.

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A soft wash of sheer violet shadow is gorgeous on Keke Palmer’s almond-shaped eyes.

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Jennifer Hudson goes for muted glamour with this smokey periwinkle shadow.

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At New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2008 collections, Chanel Iman stalked the Bill Blass runway wearing a gorgeous smear of coppery-maroon shadow all over her lid. So before her time!

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Kimora’s expertly blended purple-toned smoky eye is equal parts whimsical and glamorous.

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Rihanna goes for the bold with a streak of highly pigmented, Crayola-bright blue shadow on her top lid.

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Alicia Keys struck the perfect balance between elegant and edgy with her opaque aqua eyeshadow and liner.

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We love the flirty touch of metallic wintergreen on Meagan Good’s upper lid! A fun, unexpected touch.

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Ciara puts a twist on the usual khol-rimmed smokey eye with a deep plum shadow.

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Inspired by the saturated colors of Africa’s landscape, Yves Saint Laurent Tresor D’Afrique 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes ($62) comes with the hottest, boldest shades of the season.