Makeup tips from TV: Maria from The Apprentice does purple eyeshadow

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Tip #1: Do not, under any circumstances, try to match your brightly coloured eyeshadow with more than 5% of the things you are wearing or carrying.

Last night we were watching The Apprentice in horrified fascination. Not because of the selling, pitching or inventing attempts of the candidates (although those were, by turns, cringeworthy, depressing and baffling). No. We were actually busy trying to comprehend what level of reality television stress leads a person to try matching their eye makeup to their blouse. And their shoes. And their suitcase.

At the same time.

Makeup tips from TV: Maria from The Apprentice does purple eyeshadowImage: BBC

Aware that opinions on what is hot and what is not may vary, we did the logical thing and checked the style barometer that is the Twittersphere for other verdicts on Maria's boardroom style.

Makeup tips from TV: Maria from The Apprentice does purple eyeshadowImage: BBC

Oh well, at least Siralun Lord Sugar didn't seem to care, tweeting "Nice bright colours anyway in last 3 a red dress and purple."

Makeup tips from TV: Maria from The Apprentice does purple eyeshadowImage: BBC

Now, having told you what not to do, we aren't just going to leave you in the lurch beauty-wise.

If you want to rock a purple eye (and you should definitely give it a go) the best advice we can give you is to experiment with blending. Add a bronze tone for warmth or a dark grey for smoky-eyed drama - our bright eyes gallery below will help you out with more tips for rocking a bold colour!