Tutorial – Smokey Purple, Dramatic, Sultry Eye

This tutorial is designed to go step by step through a very dark, sultry purple smoky eye, which is best suited for clubbing and special occasions – but great for fall.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Eyes: Smoke Signal pigment (burgundy), Cumulus eyeshadow (grayish blue), Thunder eyeshadow (dark purple-gray), Sketch eyeshadow (brown burgundy), Feline kohl power (black eye liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Other Worldly blush (warm dirty brown) on apples of cheeks with Taupe blush to contour.
Lips: For matching lips, try Sparks Can Fly lipstick with Lull lipglass.
Tools: MAC 249 firm shadow brush, 239 shadow brush, 219 detailed crease brush

Here are the products that you will be using.

Start with a bare eye.

Using the a flat shadow brush, put a drop of water-based mixing medium and pick up some Smoke Signal pigment and apply to your lid.

Cover your entire lid and just above your crease with the pigment.

It should be smooth and fairly even, but it does not need to be perfect.

Thinking it should be darker, add another layer of the pigment by utilizing the same technique as before (you may not need more mixnig medium).

This is how it appears.

Pick up a generous amount of Cumulus eyeshadow with the 239 and apply to the inner third of the lid.

Bring the brush downwards as pictured to cover the entire inner portion of the lid.

With the 239, pick up some Thunder eyeshadow and apply it to the middle of your lid, starting just above the crease.

Pull the brush down as you did previously to cover the entire middle portion of your lid.

Apply Sketch eyeshadow on the outer lid using the 239 brush.

Angle your 239 brush so that you can deposit some of the Sketch eyeshadow residue into your crease.

This is how it should look.

With the 239, pick up a generous amount of Cumulus eyeshadow and apply above the crease, partially over the harsh line of colors from the lid, and partially on skin with no color on it yet.

Sweep your brush outwards towards your outer lid.

The effect of this is smoothing out the harsh line from the colors and assists in blending the colors upwards.

Using the 239, apply Grain eyeshadow underneath the brow bone.

Following your natural brow bone, move the brush outwards.

Apply more Grain eyeshadow with the 239 on the very inner portion of your browbone.

Sweep the brush upwards to blend the highlight seamlessly.

This is how it should look at this point.

With the 219, pick up Cumulus eyeshadow and apply on the lower lash line.

This is what you should find yourself seeing.

Again, with the 219, pick up some Thunder eyeshadow and apply to the very outer edge of the lash line.

This is what you should see.

Apply your choice of black liner to the lower lash line (and water line).

Your fnished product will be a dark, sultry purple smoky eye, perfect for fall special occasions.