Purple & Pink for Fun :)

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About this Look

I was trying to do a monochromatic purple look today for my eyes, but it didn’t quite wind up just purple, due to some non-true-to-color eyeshadows, patchy eyeshadows, and eyeshadows that needed a bunch of layering. Ultimately, though, I think it came out pretty after lots of work. 

I started out by applying Makeup Geek’s “Creme Brulee” to my eyes as a base shadow, to make it easier to apply shadows on top than if I had no base shadow layer.

Then, I used my Nyx Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights for the base colors. I started by applying the lilac color, but it applied to look much more like a peach, so I kept trying to layer it, only for it to be a muted pink.

I decided to use this color as a transition color (in my crease.)

I then applied the medium purple shade (2) all over my lid, but the color payoff wasn’t great, so I kept going at it until I started to apply 3 to the sides of my lids.

The 3rd color was still not great in color payoff, so I used other palettes and shades to build upon the color.

I then applied Coastal Scents’ deep grape shade to the sides of my lids, and then I applied Colourpop’s “Opulent” (a hot pink) to the inner corners of my eyes. The Opulent shade is from their palette called Element of Surprise.

Lastly, I applied Bubbly from Karity’s 21 Shadow in Frost to the inner corners of my lids, and then I topped off the rest of my lids with Queen from the same palette.

I finished off the look with my Wet ‘N’ Wild Photo Focus Concealer under my eyes. (I love that stuff.) and Maybelline Great Lash mascara. I used the Colourpop Lux Lipstick in “Unraveled” for my lipstick. (I love the Lux Lipsticks!)

This look was kind of a pain to do since it took so much layering, and experimenting with other shades, but ultimately, I think it came out pretty. I’m trying to develop my skills in makeup further and figure out what colors look good together, and which products work for me and don’t.

It is fun experimenting with makeup.  

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