How to rock a purple smoky eye without looking sickly

Editorial makeup featuring bright colors is often reserved for print material, like fashion magazines. You have also seen it on the runway. Lately, these vibrant hues are everywhere. If you are tired of nude and neutral shades, this purple smoky-eyed look will make your day.
Purple eye shadow can vary in tone, and if there is too much red in the mix, you may look feverish. By using darker shades near the lash line, you can still wear red-based colors without looking sickly. Layer lavender, fuchsia, darkened plum and black eye shadow to achieve this gradient effect.
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Materials
- Illuminating foundation primer (Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer)
- Yellow beige cream eye shadow (MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot, Soft Ochre)
- Eye shadow brush
- Matte lavender eye shadow (NYX Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette)
- Blending brush
- Matte fuchsia eye shadow (NYX Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette)
- Crease brush
- Matte purple eye shadow (NYX Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette)
- Flat eye shadow brush
- Darkened plum eye shadow (Morphe 35W Warm It Up Eyeshadow Palette)
- Black eye shadow (Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette, Noir)
- Pencil brush
- Cotton swab (optional)
- Makeup remover (optional)
- Black mascara (Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara)
- False eye lashes (not shown)
- Tweezers (not shown)
- Lash glue (not shown)
- Liquid foundation (L’Oréal Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation)
- Foundation brush
- Concealer (Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer)
- Damp beauty sponge
- Loose setting powder (Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder)
- Brow pomade (NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade)
- Angled brow brush
- Bronzer (MAC Bronzer, Give Me Sun)
- Cheek brush
- Coral blush (PÜR Cosmetics 4-in-1 Blush Book, Honest)
- Setting spray (Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray)
- Nude lipstick (Tarte Color Splash Lipstick Sea Collection, Rum Punch)
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Instructions
1. For a radiant finish, apply illuminating foundation primer with your fingertips.
2. Prime the entire eye area by applying yellow beige cream eye shadow with an eye shadow brush. Pat and press the product in, but do not sweep the brush back and forth.
3. Apply matte lavender eye shadow on the outer corner and slightly above the crease of the eye with a blending brush.
4. Sweep matte fuchsia eye shadow onto the outer corner and just below the lavender in the crease with a crease brush.
5. Pat matte purple eye shadow onto the center of the lid with a flat eye shadow brush.
6. Intensify the outer corner and the lash line by applying darkened plum eye shadow with the flat eye shadow brush.
7. Layer black eye shadow over the darkened plum. Use a pencil brush for precision, and then gently blend the color with the blending brush. Tip: If excess eye shadow falls below your lower lashes, clean it up with a cotton swab soaked in makeup remover before doing the rest of your makeup.
8. Apply two coats of black mascara to your lashes.
9. Hold the false lashes with the tweezers, and apply a small amount of lash glue onto the lash band. Let the glue set for 10 seconds then apply the lashes just above your upper lash line.
10. Even out your skin by applying liquid foundation with a foundation brush. Brush in downward strokes, and then stipple the product in to eliminate brush strokes.
11. Brighten the undereye area and bring light to the center of your forehead as well as your nose, cupid’s bow and chin by applying concealer with the applicator wand. Press the concealer into your foundation with a damp beauty sponge.
12. Prevent your concealer from creasing by applying loose setting powder with the beauty sponge. Pat and press the powder into your concealer.
13. Outline your brows and fill in missing hairs with brow pomade and an angled brow brush.
14. Give your face a sun-kissed glow by applying bronzer to your cheeks with a cheek brush.
15. Add a touch of color by sweeping coral blush onto your cheeks with the same brush used for bronzer.
16. Sweep fuchsia eye shadow under the lower lashes with the pencil brush.
17. Apply purple eye shadow as close to the lower lashes as possible with the flat eye shadow brush.
18. Apply black mascara to the lower lashes.
19. Set your makeup by spritzing your face with setting spray.
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20. Put the finishing touches on your purple look by applying nude lipstick.
Stay pretty.
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