Smoked Purple Tutorial

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

-Tim Notke

 

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I did a wing so, you can’t tell me I don’t. I still hate them, but I did it.

 

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I want to set the record and state that this is NOT an original or independently thought out look. I saw this absolutely gorgeous look from @Paola.11 and was so inspired by it, that I wanted to create my own, very similar look.

 

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Photo via @Paola.11

 

Clearly it’s not exactly the same, but the looks are similar enough that I wanted to properly credit this incredibly talented individual, because makeup is an art form, and I’m not interested in stealing art.

 

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I am definitely still working on my winged liner finesse, but overall I’m super proud of how this turned out. I decided to play with the darker purple in my Innerstellar palette again, because it was patchy for me in the past. I’ve found a way to make it work in my favor, and there is a night and day difference.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via Temptalia

Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyelids with a shadow or powder that best matches your skin tone.
  2. Carve the crease with the first shadow. Once again, blend this out generously if you have deeper set eyes, but you can leave this a little harsher if your eyes protrude.
  3. Deepen the crease further with the second shadow on a smaller, more precise blending brush. Do not bring this any further than halfway, starting from the outer corner.
  4. With a packing brush, pack the third shadow all over the lid. At this point, worry more about the intensity than blending out harsh edges. We’ll be fixing that next.
  5. going back with a light amount of the first shadow, blend out the edges of the purple ONLY. Do NOT blend on top of this color, it will immediately become patchy and lose pigment in certain spots.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Line the waterline and lower lashline with an aqua colored liner.
  2. Smudge the liner onto the lower lashline with a pencil brush. You don’t need to go crazy and dig into your eyeball, as we will be layering shadow over to help blend it out further.
  3. Go back with the first shadow and blend the edge of the liner. I wanted a more subtle look in comparison to the original creation, so I took care to blend at least 50% of this liner away. This is up to your own interpretation of course.

Other:

  1. If you want to torture yourself, create a winged line at whatever thickness you prefer.
  2. Pop your preferred highlighter into the tear duct for added dimension.
  3. Curl and coat  your lashes with mascara. Apply falsies if you wish. You know I won’t.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a spookulous Wednesday.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”,  Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation “100”

Concealer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer “Fair Neutral”, Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C Studiofix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour/Bronzer – NYX Contour Pro Palette “Sculpt/Toffee”

Blush – Too Faced Love Flush Blush “Baby Love”

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Rose Quartz”

Brows – NYX Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeshadow – Kat Von D Innerstellar Palette

Eyeliner – MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner “M-26”

Mascara – Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara

Lips – NYX Turnt Up! Lipstick “Sweet 16”

 

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

 

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