Makeup Tutorial | Dark Purple Smokey-Eye

Hey Guys!

If you follow me on snapchat you would have seen this look I created, if not, I am here with a tutorial! I didn’t know what look I was going for but ended up with a dark purple smokey-eye kind of look and absolutely loved how it turned out. If you want to see how I created this, please keep on reading. 🙂

I always start off with my eyes if I am using dark colours that way if any fallout happens, I can easily clean it up before putting my foundation on. I used two eyeshadow palettes for this look starting off with of course, my Morphe 25A palette (sorry guys, I just love this palette so much!)
Before applying any eyeshadow, I primed my eyes using my NYX eyeshadow base. For my crease shade, I took this gorgeous orangey-peach kind of shade onto my Zoeva 228 luxe crease brush (you only need a tiny amount as these shades are really pigmented!) and applied it to my crease, buffing it out a little above the crease as well. I then took my 225 luxe eye blending brush by Zoeva and blended out any harsh lines.

I wanted to make the crease line a little darker so I went in with this matte brown shade from the same palette, using my Morphe fluffy pencil brush and just applied it to the crease line only. I then took the same blending brush and blended it out, not going over the orange shade.

Taking my Morphe flat brush and my Rimmel wake me up concealer, I concealed my lid to create a small cut crease and blended it out. Going in with my Urban Decay Vice Palette (I think this palette is dis-continued, sorry guys!), I started off with the shade discreet and applied that to the inner part of my lid only, using my 226 smudger brush by Zoeva. I blended the shade out to the middle of my lid.

Using the same palette, I took the shade underhand which a very pigmented purple and applied it to the outer part of my lid, creating a v shape using my Morphe fluffy eye brush and blending it up to the crease and onto my lid meeting in with the discreet shade. I then went back in with discreet, wetting my brush beforehand and applied over that shade to intensify the colour.

Going back in with the 25A palette, I took another pencil brush and added this darker matte brown shade to my crease line, just to darken it a bit more and blended.
This look takes a lot of blending and going back over shades to intensify or add colour, just do whatever works best for you if you try creating this look 🙂

I wanted to create a dramatic kind of look, so I decided to add a winged liner. For that I used my Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner and then I added some mascara to my lashes, which I used my L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara.
For false lashes I used my favorite lashes (mentioned in my may favorites post) which are the Dani Beauty Eye Spy Lashes in ‘Wild’. I also added the same mascara to my false lashes and bottom lashes.

For the bottom lash line, I applied the orangey-peach shade and blended it out to create a smokey effect and then I went over that with underhand. To open up my eyes a bit more, I applied my Anastasia Beverly Hills white eye pencil.

Face Makeup:

Primer: E.L.F illuminating primer.
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade in ‘soft brown’ and Benefit gimme brow gel in shade 3 – I do my eyebrows before applying any face makeup.
Foundation: L’Oreal true match foundation in shade ‘rose beige’
Primer: Rimmel wake me up concealer in shade 010 ‘ivory’
Under-eye Powder: Too Faced cocoa contouring and highlighting kit in shade ‘light cocoa’
Face Powder: Benefit hello flawless powder foundation in shade ‘me, vain? champagne’
Bronzer: Benefit hoola matte bronzer – I didn’t contour my face, I just wanted a bronzed look.
Blush: Sleek Makeup blush in shade ‘life’s a peach’
Highlight: The Balm mary-lou manizer highlight – I also put this in the inner corner of my eyes.
Lipstick: I mixed two which were the NYX lingerie liquid lipsticks in shades ’05 beauty mark’ and ’01 honeymoon’
Setting Spray: Gerald Cosmetics slay all day setting spray in green tea/ginger.


So that is it for this makeup tutorial, I really like how this turned out! If you end up recreating it, tag me in it as I would love to see it!
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