This tutorial is going to show you how to create a purple smokey eye, using both high end and drug store products. This is a heavy look, so it can be harsh on some people but it can also look gorgeous – especially on green or brown eyes.
The first thing you’re going to do is to start with a clean slate, so for me I applied concealer and powder to my face and also filled in my eyebrows, then I was ready to go.
The next step for me was to line my waterline (lower inner rim of the eye) and tightline my eye (run the eyeliner on the upper waterline and slightly between the lashes). This will give an effect of fuller lashes!
I started with eyeliner, because I didn’t want to do it after the eye shadow in case I touched the eye shadow and ruined it.
The next thing I did was take a purple cream eye shadow, and use this as a base. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have purple, you could use a champagne colour, or even just an eye shadow primer.
Blend this out with your finger so there are no harsh lines.
I then took the purple shade from my Ted Baker palette. (A good alternative would be MUA’s single eye shadow in shade 9).
I applied this purple eye shadow in the inner third/half of my eye.
After doing that, I took my Dainty Doll eye shadow in 001 (a medium warm toned brown) and ran this through the crease, and also blended it out to make it look smokey. This is going to be out transitional colour, and it helps the colour fade smoothly into our skin instead of being a harsh dark line.
I then took Young Punk by MAC and placed it on the rest of where the purple cream eye shadow was. I blended it as well, and the brown we put there before helped Young Punk to blend better.
After making sure everything is blended and there are no harsh lines, I took shade 04 of the bourjois single eye shadows and blended this on my bottom lash line, to help the make up look more smoked out.
(You don’t have to use the eye shadow, you could just apply more eyeliner and blend this out with your finger for the same smoked out look, but less harsh).
After doing this, I applied eyeliner and winged it out, and I also applied slightly heavier mascara, just to make it that little bit more dramatic.
And tah-dah! We are done.
I hope all the steps and pictures were easy to understand and follow, and I hope you have a go at recreating this look yourself 🙂
Keep checking in for more natural tutorials and also Halloween tutorials!
Here is pictures and a list of all the products I used in this look;
– Rimmel Stay Matte concealer in Ivory
– Gallery Translucent powder
– 2 true Twist ‘n’ Line eyeliner in brown
– Rimmel Cream Eye Shadow in Stir It Up
-Ted Baker Can’t Take My Eyes Off You palette
– Dainty Doll eye shadow in 001
– MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Eye Shadow in Young Punk
– Bourjois single eye shadow in 04
– Collection Waterproof Fast Stroke Eyeliner
– 17 Waterproof Mascara
Have a nice day!