Today’s blog post is going to be a short & sweet date night makeup tutorial on this purple smokey eye. Please forgive the lack of introduction but after an amazing weekend in the city for Haden’s Christmas work function it seems that I’ve come down with a cold and my eyes are struggling to stay open. So without further ado, here is how to achieve a deep purple and black smokey eye, perfect for those dramatic nights out to the bar!
What I Used
- Morphe 35N eyeshadow palette
- Tarte Rainforest of the Sea water foundation
- Maybelline Master Conceal concealer
- Bare Minerals well rested powder
- MAC Studiofix Powder
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
- NYX Pink The Town blush
- MECCA Eye Max Power Couple mascara
- Eyelure false lashes
How to: The Eyes.
When doing a super dramatic eye look I like to always do my eye makeup before my base in case of any fall out and just to make it a little easier for myself to clean up if it gets a little messy, and today is no different!
To begin I’ve filled in my eyebrows with the Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow pencil in 3 (an alternative to the ABH brow definer as it has a similar shape and consistency) and then carved them out with a little concealer around the edges to make sure that they are crisp and neat. Once they eyebrows are done I go in the baby pink shadow from the Morphe 35N shadow (second row) on a fluffy crease brush and buff that slightly above my eye crease.
Using the same brush, I then dipped in to this absolutely stunning peach shade (third row) and placed that right over the top – this is going to add a little bit more warmth and soften the transition from black and purple. I seriously wish Morphe palettes had names for their shades, it would make life a lot easier haha!
Moving into the darker shades I have then placed this lovely purple (centre shade) ever so slightly lower than my crease, making sure to buff it out so it is as seamless as possible and then the black on my eyelid with a little flat shader brush, going back and forth making sure that it is as blended as possible. Note: It is SO important that you don’t go up any higher with the black or use too much eye shadow otherwise it will be impossible to blend and raccoon eyes is what you will finish with.
Finally I coated my lashes with the Mecca Max Power Couple mascara and popped on a pair of eyelure lashes in the style Audrina.
How To: The Base.
After prepping my skin with the Hangover primer spray, I went in with the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea water foundation – holy crap guys, this foundation is absolutely everything! It gives the most gorgeous medium coverage and skin like finish, I truly have never seen anything quite like it!
Now that foundation is down, it’s time to conceal and set using the Maybelline master conceal concealer under my eyes, on my cupids bow and a little bit on the center of my forehead to brighten my face, blending it out with my damp beauty sponge.To set it all in place, I used the Bare Minerals well rested powder under my eyes and the MAC studio fix powder on the remainder of my face.
But of course I don’t want to stay looking like a jelly bean as my lovely boyfriend would say, so I defined and warmed up my face with the most amazing chocolate scented bronzer, the Chocolate Soleil bronzer by Too Faced on the outer perimeters of my face and a little dusting of NYX’s Pink The Town blush on the apples of my cheeks!
The final touch of the makeup look is some lipstick – if you’re wanting to go for something edgy a sick nude lip like Too Faced’s Child Star or the Butterscoth gloss from ABH would be bloody stunning but I opted for the STILA patina liquid lipstick which is a lovely mauve pink, to make this makeup look less intense and softer.
Until next time,
Love, Angela xx.