How To Do Purple Smokey Eyes
How To Do Purple Smokey Eyes
YouTube makeup expert Livie from Liviesays gives an in-depth makeup tutorial explaining how to create a gorgeous mysterious and alluring smoky look for your eyes.
Today I’m going to be showing you how to get purple smoky eyes you’ll w ant to start out with a good base or primer, I use Macs painterly paint pot. It’s pretty much my favourite base ever. It’s not oily, it helps your eye shadow last longer and it really makes any colour that you use (for example purple) much more vibrant, it just makes it stand out a lot more. I apply this with my fourth finger. Pop that all over the lid, up to the brow bone. This next step is optional, but essential in my opinion. I’m using a jumbo eye pencil by NYX and this is in the shade ‘slate’. What this does is A: act as an extra base, and B: it’s going to really heighten the purple shadow. I’ll just pop some on the back of my hand and show you what it looks like. Just smooth this across your eye area. Keep it below the crease, and avoid the innermost corners, you want to keep that light and bright. And now with a nice fluffy shadow brush by real techniques and I’m going to just soften the edge of that liner. For the eye colour itself I’m going to be using shades from the two faced smoky eye palette. We’re going to be working with the base part which is the fashion section. And the colour we’re mostly going to be working with this smoking jacket which is a nice metallic, deep purple. And I’m going to be using that in conjunction with the classic white shadow here on the inner corners, and then for the outer corner I’ll be using this black one here called ‘Smokin’ Hot’. So we’re going to start with the purple shadow, pick up the fluffy brush that you used to blend out the shade stick and pick up some of your purple shadow. Tap off any excess on the back of your hand so you don’t get any fallout and you want to start packing that right on top of where you put that shade-stick, you can already see how metallic and strong the purple has come out. Now I’m dragging it out a little and creating a little wing. Depending on your eye shape, if you have almond shapes then go upwards, but if you have round eyes like me then pull it outwards. On the inner corner I’ll be using this white, you can use the silver, it’s up to you, but I’ll be using the white. Just so it really does stand out and open up the inner corner. I’m going to be using that with the Realtechniques accent brush. Now for the very inner corner I’m just going to work that white right in there, this is actually a really nice shimmery metallic white so it looks quite frosty. I’m just going to push a little more of that white shade into the purple and just above it as well. I’m just packing a little more of the purple onto the ball of my eye, which is basically just the centre of your eye. And now I’m taking a fluffy brush and softening the shadow at the top, you want to create a nice colour gradient. The thing about smoky eyes is that the colours should blend together seamlessly and look like they naturally flow into each other. Now I’m going to go in with the black which is smoking hot and I’m using a 781 brush to pick this up, this is the same brush I used for the inner corner. Make sure you clean it between shadows. The thing you need to remember about smoky eyes is that you want to create a V shape in the outer corner. So just create the V shape and then soften the outer edge. As you can see, I’ve pulled everything up into my crease and now I’m pulling it outwards towards my brow bone. For the under eye I’ll be taking my jumbo eye pencil again and I’m just going to swipe a little of this on the outer two thirds, and then I’m just packing a little of the black, right into the very outermost corner and just blending that out with the black on the upper lid and I’ve just finished that up with a little bit of pencil liner and some mascara.