Romantic and Soft Purple Smokey Eyes
Here’s a little fun fact about today’s makeup look. This look was meant to be a part of my Valentine’s Day series (consisting of an Anti-Valentine’s Olive Green Makeup Look, a Rose Smokey Eye ft. the Naked 3 Palette, a Classic Bombshell Look, and a Post Valentine’s Pamper Session). Something happened during February that prevented me from publishing this on time. I’m not being purposely mysterious, I promise. That “something” probably means I was busy that week and fell off my blogging schedule. Still, I’m pretty proud of myself for publishing 4 V-Day related posts. Without further ado, here’s the post that has been sitting in my drafts for
a few weeks over a month.
My goal was to present you with very different makeup looks for Valentine’s. One was a deep olive smokey eye, one consisted of rose tones and a nude lip, and the other was a bold combination of winged liner and red lips. This look sits kind of in the middle. There’s color and shimmer on the eyes, but in a soft-smokey way. There isn’t any eyeliner work, ideal for those who struggle with it or simple prefer understated makeup. The lips are also somewhere in the middle. I incorporated the ombre/korean-bitten-ulzzang lip because I think it’s playfully sexy. It’s also great for special occasions because it wears off flatteringly.
I did this look so long ago that I don’t remember all the products I used, just the main ones. (God knows which foundation I used. I should really start writing things down.) Here are those I remember:
Step 1: I started by using a shimmery base (MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Let’s Skate). I did this to prolong the wear of my eyeshadows and add some pretty iridescence to the eyes.
Step 2: Who knows why I started with my crease (I usually start with the lid or brow bone) but that’s the order in which I photographed it. Anyway, I blended a light brown eyeshadow (Wedge from MAC) on my crease and outer ‘V’.
Step 3: I patted a light purple shade on the lid (MAC Parfait Amour). I also blended a very light beige color underneath my brows (MAC Orb, not shown).
Step 4: I took a dark matte purple and created a sideways elongated ‘V’ shape on the outer corners of my eye. I used Sketch from MAC.
Step 5: In order to make my eyes look bigger, I used a nude eyeliner (MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15/NW20) on the waterline.
Step 6: I finished the eyes with mascara on my top and bottom lashes. I used Jordana’s Best Lash Extreme.
The ombre lips were achieved by erasing my lip color with the foundation that was left over on my foundation brush and then applying a hot pink lip color in the middle (Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Showy). The blush I’m wearing is the MAC Cremeblend Blush in So Sweet, So Easy.
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