Get the Look: Purple Eyeshadow

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

So I received my Sleek Original palette in the mail a couple of days ago (finally!), and decided to play around with it. I also used a couple of other things on my eyes so I don't think this really qualifies as a Sleek palette look. But I'll do one soon!

It didn't turn out the way I wanted it to, so I'm gonna try it again soon. This look is great for people who have close-set eyes, because it helps open up the area and create the illusion of more spaced-apart eyes.

Start by prepping your eye with primer. Then, take a white eyeshadow pencil (or cream eyeshadow) and apply to the inner corner of your eye and the inner half of your lid. Pat it out with your finger so that it is evenly distributed. I used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Set the cream eyeshadow with a light purple or white eyeshadow. I used Pupa Polvere Di Luce in Purple.

Take the purple colour from the Sleek Original palette, and apply to the outer half of your lid, creating a pointed sideways 'V' at the outer corner. Blend into the white.

Take the black shadow from the Sleek Original palette, and concentrate on the outer corner of the eye.

Blend inwards toward the purple eyeshadow. Also, blend slightly outward, then blend into the crease above the purple eyeshaow to shade your crease.

Note: If you have wider set eyes, you may want to bring the purple and black closer into the inner corners of your eyes, so that your eyes sit closer together instead of further apart.

Highlight underneath your brow bone with a highlighter/luminizer. My favourite luminizer is TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer.

Apply a pink lipstick (NYX Round Lipstick in Tea Rose) and blush (The Face Shop Blush in BR803).

Here are some pictures of the final look (with flash).

I am looking forward to playing a little more with the Sleek Original palette. I will update with some photos once I do!

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