Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Work to play: Purple eyes in 3 steps

I've been slacking on my makeup looks again lately. So..I figured now would be a good time to put up the 1st in a series of tutorials that features build-able looks that will take your eye makeup from day to night.

These are meant to be easy, simple and take only a few minutes for those times when you want to change your makeup but do not have much time or many products to work with.

First up is: Purple

1. Start with clean primed eyes.

2. Use a soft brown toned purple to define your crease and "V" area of the eye. I used the color 'Gargamel' from Abigail's Boutique Designs because it looks more or less purple depending on how much you blend it. I made the crease slightly deeper in shade and just blended it down over the lid a little bit.

3. Take a highlight shade ( I used Ice queen) and pat it into the inner corners of your eyelids, and sweep over your brow bones, For a shiner, more defined look you can also use a little to highlight the center of your eyelids. Finish it off with one coat of black mascara.

A perfect natural look great for work or school.

Okay now you want to kick it up a notch and add in a little bit more color, but you still want to keep your color light enough for daytime wear. No problem!

1. Take a slightly damp (NOT WET) brush and use a shimmery mauve-toned purple. I used Princess Purple in this look all over the lid and blended up into the crease. Using a damp brush will unleash the hidden shine within this color, and make the existing colors shimmer. Use a small angled brush to line underneath your eye as well.

2. Take a light lavender shade and blend it from the inner corner  into the center of the lid. I used Smurfling from the smurf collection- which is actually a pretty sparkly color so I just used a little bit. You can use it dry for a more subtle shine or wet if you'd like to see more of the sparkles. I used mine dry here.

3. Add on another coat of black mascara and you're good to go!

Last Part! You're ready for a  night on the town and need more of a purple punch....

1. Use a deep blueish purple shade to deepen the crease and the "V" of your eyelid. I chose Sonic Boom and blended it well with a fluffy brush using a circular motion.

2. Using a black liquid or gel liner make a very thin winged line above your lashline. Skip lining the bottom since we already have purple eyeshadow acting as an eyeliner there.

3. Define your brows, add a pair of false lashes or another coat of mascara and you're ready for whatever the night has in store for you!
finished :)

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