Purple smoky eyes is probably the look that’s feared the most by beauty enthusiasts, and understandably so. There’s a thin line between a well put together makeup and black eye effect, and it may take a while to master the art of choosing the right purple shade as well as the tones to go with it.
My recommendation is to pick the shades that are a bit muted and bordering on taupe, or something with a warmer undertone/shift. It’s also a good idea to use something more basic (like dark brown or black) along the lower lash line and in the waterline in order to frame the eyes without drawing too much attention to the under eye circles or redness around the eyes.
For the accompanying shades, my favourites include muted rose or grey-ish taupe – they won’t be distracting from the main colour on the lid and will create a smooth, smoked out effect.
In today’s look I also added a fun touch by using eye colour enfancing lashes with a hinf of purple. Looking at the eye makeup from the distance, they created great contrasting effect against the rosy tones in the crease. I hope you like this idea 🙂
- IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination (Light),
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NW20),
- bareMinerals Multi-Tasking SPF20 Concealer (Bisque),
- Cargo Bronzer (Light),
- theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer,
- Mally Eye Shadow Stick (Rosy Taupe),
- NARSissist Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette (Subra),
- ColourPop Super Shock Shadows (Doe-A-Deer, Cricket),
- Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (Nooner, Limit),
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette (Pink Champagne),
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette (Fresh),
- Gosh Velvet Touch Eye Liner (Truly Brown),
- Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara,
- Ardell Color Impact Demi Wispies Plum Lashes,
- Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel,
- Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick.