Monday, December 10, 2012

Purple Smoke: A Holiday Tutorial

This look is a purple smokey eye with a nude lip.

Products used on the eyes:
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skintone
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • BH Cosmetics 120 4th edition Palette (Purple)
  • BH Cosmetics 88 Matte Palette (Light Purple,Medium Purple and Black)
  • JLB Eyeliner Pencil in Black
  • Color Workshop Mascara
Products used for the face:
  • Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer
  • Rimmel London Poreless Foundation
  • Cover Girl Translucent Powder
  • Color Workshop Blush Palette (Bronzer & Peach Blush)
Products Used for the lips:
  • Wet n' Wild lipstick in Bare It all 
  • NYC Liquid Lip Shine in Nude York City
Brushes Used:
  • Color Workshop Eyeshadow Brush
  • Elf crease brush
  • Color workshop Stippling/Blending Brush
  • Elf Contour brush
  • Color workshop blush brush
Get The Look:
  • Apply your face primer before you start to apply your eye-shadow primer that way it would have sunken into your skin and your will be ready for you to apply your foundation. 
  • Apply an eyeshadow primer or if you don't have one apply a concealer and go over it with a bit of powder.
  • I applied a white base all over my lid.
  • Apply a shimmer purple all over your lid, this is optional.
  • Using an eyeshadow brush I applied a light purple eyeshadow from the inner corner to the middle of the lid.
  • Apply a medium dark purple onto the rest of the lid, don't forget to blend these two together.
  • Now apply a dark purple color into the above the crease blending into the the other colors..
  • I applied a bit of a matte black eyeshadow into the outer corner for a bit of dimension.
  • Now apply a highlight under the brows.
  • Now begin to line your eyes with a black eyeliner and then add some mascara. 
  • Using a stippling brush apply your foundation to your face.Blend it in and remember to put some on your neck.
  • Next apply a powder to set in your foundation. For this I used the stippling brush.
  • Taking a contour brush and elf bronzing powder begin to contour your face, place it at the hollows of your cheek, temples, both sides of your nose (optional) and along your jaw line. This of course if optional and it will make your face appear slimmer.
  • Now using your blush brush begin to apply a blush to the apple of your cheeks. 
  • I applied a nude lipstick and went over it with a nude lip gloss.