Today is day two of my Seven Days of Holiday Looks series and JUST LOOK AT THIS PURPLE EYE SHADOW!
I tried to create a smoky eye with shades of purple and I have to say this look is more wearable than I imagined it to be. (My dentist was quite smitten and likely thought I dressed up just for him.)
Here’s the holiday makeup I used to create this look:
My skin was looking extra red today (I’ve been testing retinoids) so I reached for my La Mer The Treatment Fluid Foundation SPF 15. My friend Annie from Blogdorf Goodman swears by this full-coverage foundation and so far, it hasn’t let me down. For creating an even, smooth canvas that lasts all day, this foundation is top dog. (P.S.–At $85 per bottle, it’s more cost-effective than you think. The bottle lasts forever as you only need the teensiest amount.) (P.P.S–as always, I mixed in a drop of my Prescriptives Custom Blend Tinted Moisturizer for near-perfect color.)
With both vibrant violet (matte) and pearlescent purple (shimmery) this duo was all I needed to create my smoky purple eyes. I used the violet on my lid and the pearlescent purple along the bottom lashline. So simple! NARS eye shadows are easy to blend and have a high color payoff making them the best for smoky eyes. (I love the entire Nightlife Collection for this purpose but Night Clubbing (black with gold pearls) and Night Flight (black with cobalt blue pearls) are my faves.)
Even though this Prescriptives Winter Reflections is a highlighter, my skin is light enough to use it as a blush. After applying to the apples of my cheeks with a brush, I tapped my finger onto one of the white pearls and lightly highlighted my cheekbones and nose. While hard to see in the photo, this creates a serious glow.
This sheer frosty beige lipstick gave my lips just enough color without taking away from the purple eyes. Quiet Please is from the Red She Said MAC Holiday Collection and is only available for a limited time.
Since it’s debut earlier this year, LashBlast remains one of my favorite mascaras (in the waterproof formula). Since the wand is huge, it’s tricky to keep the mascara from getting on your eye lids, but once you get the hang of it, it’s amazing.
Stay tuned tomorrow for Day 3 of Seven Days of Holiday Looks.
Miss Day 1? See it here: