Smokey Purple Gold Makeup Tutorial | Ashley Riley

October 13, 2015

Smokey Purple Gold Makeup Tutorial

Who couldn't use a glamorous makeup look in their lives?  With holidays coming up and parties to go to, festive looks like this can stun and impress.  Not to say that you couldn't dress this down; I'm a big fan of yoga pants and baggy PINK sweatshirts.

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 NARS Blush in Sex Appeal, a soft matte peach, using the blush brush from the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set.  

Using the same fan brush as earlier, I then apply the Jaclyn Hill by Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop highlighter 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

Lately I have been using and loving the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set for applying my eye makeup.  Using the color ES13 by Morphe Brushes, a soft gold peach, with a fluffy blending brush into the crease of my eye and start blending upward.  This is going to be our transition shade.

Using the Morphe Brushes 35N palette I then apply the very middle color, a matte medium 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.
  Using a flat shadow brush I take the color Half Baked from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, a shimmer golden bronze, and press it onto the center of my eye lid as a base for our next color.  I then take the color ES47 by Morphe Brushes, a shimmer pumpkin/apricot orange, and place this on top of Half Baked.  Once the color is as vibrant as I want it to be, I then go back in with a crease brush and just make sure the crease and the outer V are just slightly blended enough that there are no harsh lines.  For this look I want to be able to see the separation of purple and gold, but I want it to be clean difference and do not want it to look harsh.  I then go back in to ES47 and add just a touch more color to the center of my lid.

I use the third to last color on the 35N palette, a matte dark purple, to define my outer corner.  I apply this directly to the outer third of my eye lid in the shape of a sideways "V" to smoke out the look ever so slightly.

I take a small angled brush to draw on my eye liner using the NYX Gel Liner in Jet Black.  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 just a little when I reach the outer corner of my eye.

I then use the color Bootycall, a shimmering cork, from the Naked2 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 medium purple color again from the 35N 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 appearance.  To add some dimension and soften any harshness I go over the purple color with our original transition color, ES13, and then take a small angled liner brush and add a pop of ES47, the shimmer orange color we used on the lid, to the middle of my bottom lash line and blend it into the purple.

To finish I curl my lashes and apply mascara using Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash.  Using the Vegas Nay by Eylure Lash Glue I apply the Vegas Nay Easy Elegance lashes.

The Lips

To compliment this sleek eye look I decide on a shimmery pink lip.  First, I line my lips using NYX Slim Lip Liner in Nude Pink.  Then, I fill in my lips with L'Oreal Paris Color Riche 620 in Julianne's Nude.  Last, I use NYX Glam Gloss in Paint The Town to add a sparkly and glossy finishing sheen.

Let Me Know!

Do you have any glam go-to looks?  Do these looks differ between seasons?

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
NARS Blush Sex Appeal
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo Medium Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
NYX Gel Liner Jet Black
Morphe Brushes 35N Palette 
Morphe Brushes ES13
 Morphe Brushes ES47
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette 
BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara
NYX Slim Lip Pencil Nude Pink
L'Oreal Paris Color Riche 620 Julianne's Nude
NYX Glam Gloss Paint The Town
Vegas Nay by Eylure Easy Elegance
 Vegas Nay by Eylure Waterproof Lash Glue
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray

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