Saturday, 2 April 2011

Easy Peasy Purple Smokies

hey guys!! i tried this look out last night, and while it looked great in the flesh, it was really hard to photograph, but i've tried my best. for that reason, i did the tutorial steps on my arm, just because it was so much easier to show the steps, i hope you dont mind!!

So here goes. gather your materials. you will need:
An eye Primer. I'm using Benefit's Lemon aid
A purple eyeliner pencil. i'm using Benefit's kohl pencil in Royale
A smudge brush if your eyeliner doesn't have one
A black mascara. I'm using Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara in black.
And a highlighter. I'm using Benefit Miss Popularity, but a cream highlight would also be fine

ok, so prime your whole eye area, and conceal any blueish bits or any dark circles.
Take your purple liner, and draw around both lash lines. Don't worry too much about being neat, and you need to get a fair amount of colour on and you're going to smudge it anyway.

take your smudger brush and blend this up towards the brow, and down slightly below the bottom lashes.

line your top and bottom lash lines again, and your waterline. you are trying to get intense colour at the bas of the lashes fading to paler purple.

add lashings of mascara and a highlight to your browbone.

as i said, its hard to photograph!! i'm sorry for the abysmal photo, but please just try it as this is a really simole but effective look.

Love, Lucy xx


  1. It looks great! Great tutorial. :)

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  3. @ vintage; so glad you like it! i love hetting comments from you, you're such a great blogger! xx

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