Enjoy Purple Eye shadow Without Looking Garish
Duplication of this gorgeous combination of a dash of purple with a touch of aged gold and silver is not necessarily simple, but is so worth the effort for the final look. This gives you the perfect show of color for that special day or evening. You'll also love the way it helps to brighten the eyes while giving you a look that is elegant and sensuous. Touch of color mixes allow us to explore shades we would otherwise avoid.
If purple has always seemed a bit garish, overstated or perhaps just too purple for you, this combination of shades with undertones in the purple family used in this manner will give beauty to the eye without thinking in terms of a it having to be a completely pink / purple look.
A touch of purple accent is absolutely enchanting and dazzling. You can soften or overstate these shades any way you wish with just a few minor tweaks or blending as much as you need. This particular look, the edges of each shade have been well blended together.
What Eyeshadow Shades To Achieve This Look!
- Lower Lash Line - Gold Patina (rich aged gold with hints of gray undertones) Alternative: Mermaid if you wish to have a touch of two tone color and more subtlety.
- Upper Lash Line - Destiny (deep, rich purple with blue violet undertones) Upper Lid - Sienna Spice (deep copper burgundy)
- Crease Upper Lid - Seduction (deep eggplant with black undertone) Alternative: Illusion if you want to have more of a gold / teal interference
- Inner Corner Eye Lid - Sterling Rose (a light, very clean silver) Alternative: Silver Cloud a smoky gray with a deep bluish undertone Or for blendable contrast use Crystal.
- Brow Bone / Optional - Cameo for a subtle ivory shading to lift the eye or increase highlighting effect with Crystal or Sterling Rose for a showy shimmer.
Put It All Together!
If you'll look closely, this shading is not only well blended but it is also defined in a series of "V" shapes. So if you wish to get very creative, you essentially would place the eyeshadow shades in a type of zig zag on your eye lid. For women with small eyelids, this could be a bit difficult so for the sake of keeping things simple we'll go with quick and easy. When applying your eye shadows to the eyelid area avoid getting them into the crease of the eye for a cleanly defined crease.
First apply Sienna Spice to the center of your eyelid which only covers the Iris of the eye. For achieving full bloom of this color or any one of them, you can apply with damp brush or mist your eyelid first with distilled water. This technique is known as "foiling" your eyeshadow shades.
Now apply your Sterling rose eye shadow to the inner corner of the eyelid making sure to not overdo it. Just cover the area over the white of the eye.
Next, carefully apply Destiny to the upper lash line and extend it as far as you wish. Shade this in to your liking and then proceed to take a fluffy eye shading brush and soften and blend the shades together for a blurred effect.
Now lightly add Seduction eye shadow to your brush and create your outside "V" then slightly move the shade backwards from the outer "V" to the inner corner of the eye following your crease line. You will see the copper tone soften and blur as seduction blends to the outer "V" of the lid. Remember if Seduction is too intense, Illusion is favored for a softer look. Or you can use both shades. Seduction for intense "V" and Illusion for going across the crease and lower brow bone. Blend, blend, blend
You can now choose whether or not to use one of our brow bone colors or keep this area natural. This is strictly preference and what finished look you wish to achieve.
Options with your lower lash line: For a brighter and larger appearance of the eye, use Crystal, Sterling Rose or Silver Cloud across the entire lower lash line. For a more defined smoky look, use Destiny across the lower lash line as well. Just remember when using deep shades on a small eye it can make the eye appear smaller.