Smokey Dark Purple Makeup Tutorial | Ashley Riley

October 02, 2015

Smokey Dark Purple Makeup Tutorial


Looking through my coveted Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette by Morphe Brushes, I realized there was one color that I hadn't used yet and that was absolutely beautiful.  It gorgeous shimmer purple that simply dazzled when I looked at it.  Thus, I decided to build an entire makeup look around it.
 
 No one wants to wear deep, shadowy shades like these during the Summer, but with the shortened, darker days of Fall and Winter comes the desire for more somber colors.  This is completely fine with me as every year I am more than ready to trade in my glistening pinks and peaches for dusky taupes and burgundys.

So grab yourself a Salted Caramel Latte, an over-sized blanket, and let's get started. 



How I Got This Look


The Face


Starting with the basics: I moisturize my face with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and my under eye area with ELF Eye Illuminating Cream.  I prime my skin with Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Light and prime my under eye area with ELF Hydrating Under Eye Primer.  Using a Beauty Blender, I apply a mixture of Maybelline Matte and Poreless Fit Me Foundation in Soft Tan and Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 29 to my entire face.  To highlight and conceal I use NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla in a V-shape beneath my eyes, in the middle of my forehead, down the bridge of my nose, on my chin, and on my eye lids.

To set everything I take the Real Techniques Setting Brush and place a mixture of the highlight shades Lucid and Lyric from the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette and place a generous amount over the areas that I highlighted with concealer.  I also add a generous amount to my jaw directly below my contour line.  I allow the extra powder to sit on my skin for a few minutes to "bake" before brushing off with a Morphe Brushes G23 Soft Fan Brush.

With the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush I take the contour shade Sombre from the Kat Von D palette and contour beneath my cheekbones, underneath my jaw bone, along the hairline on my forehead, down my temples, and alone the parallel sides of the bridge of my nose.  After blending I apply the middle blush shade from Morphe Brushes 9B Blush Palette using the blush brush from the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set.  

Using the same fan brush as earlier, I then apply a mixture of the Jaclyn Hill by Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop highlighter with the third shade of gold highlighter from the Carli Bybel by BH Cosmetics Palette to the tops of my checkbones, my forehead just above my brows, and the bridge of my nose.

I shape my brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony, fill it in with the ABH Brow Powder in Medium Brown, and set it into place with the ABH Clear Brow Gel.



The Eyes


Using the Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette from Morphe Brushes I take the color ES13, a light brown, with a fluffy blending brush into the crease of my eye and start blending upward.  This is going to be our transition shade.

 I then apply ES71, a matte neutral purple, directly into my crease with a small tapered blending brush using windshield wiper motions.  I reapply this color a couple times to build the color, making sure it blends into my transition shade but stays directly within the crease.

I use the color Unedited, a burgundy brown, from the Lorac Unzipped palette to define my outer corner.  I apply this directly to the outer third of my eye lid in the shape of a sideways "<" to smoke out the look. While I make sure to concentrate the color only to this area, I take it up into my crease and down into my lower lash line ever so slightly so as to enhance the smokey effect.

Using a flat shadow brush I take the color ES48 from the Jaclyn Hill palette, a deep shimmer purple with burgundy undertones, and press it onto the center of my eye lid.  Once the color is as vibrant as I want it to be, I then go back in with a blending brush and just make sure the crease and the outer V are evenly blended into the green and there are no harsh lines.  I then go back in to the copper and add just a touch more color to the center of my lid.

I take a small angled brush to draw on my eye liner using the shade Black from the Lorac Pro palette.  I get as close to the lash line as possible and press down on the lid to create a black line.  I wing this out when I reach the outer corner of my eye.

I then use the color Undercover, a frosted pink-tinged beige, from the Lorac Unzipped palette to highlight the inner tear duct with a fluffy blending brush, and a small flat shadow brush to highlight my brow bone just below my eyebrow.

Finally, I take the ES71 color again from the Jaclyn Hill palette and glide it below my bottom lash line using a small eye defining brush, making sure to blend into the outer corner of my eye to give the entire look a rounded out smokey eye.  To add some dimension and soften any harshness I go over the dark purple color with our original transition color from the Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette.

I apply Benefit Roller Lash mascara to my lashes.  For my falsies I choose Eylure London Dramatic Lashes No. 205 and apply them using the Vegas Nay by Eylure Lash Glue.
 

The Lips


To compliment this deep, dark eye look I decide on a soft pink lip.  I use the Velvety Matte Lip Crayon from Sonia Kashuk in Blossomy Nude to outline my lips, and then fill in with NYX Cosmetics Xtreme Lip Cream in Natural.

I set the entire look with the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray.


Let Me Know!


What are some of your favorite darker fall eye shadow colors to wear?  Do you find yourself changing your beauty/makeup routine at all during colder months?


Products Mentioned


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream
 ELF Illuminating Eye Cream
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light
ELF Studio Hydrating Under Eye Primer
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation Soft Tan
Beauty Blender
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation Light 49
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette
Real Techniques Setting Brush
Real Techniques Sculpting Brush
Morphe Brushes G23 Soft Fan Brush
Jaclyn Hill by Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop
Morphe Brushes 9B Blush Palette
Carli Bybel by BH Cosmetics Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo Medium Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Lorac Pro Palette
Lorac Unzipped Palette
Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette (palette isn't available, but all individual eye shadows are)
BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara
Eylure London Dramatic Lashes No. 205
Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon Blossomy Nude
NYX Cosmetics Xtreme Lip Cream Natural
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray
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