Purple Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial

July 1, 2014

Hey Everyone!

I have a new tutorial today and it’s quite different from the other looks I’ve shared. I felt like creating a more nighttime look and this is a simple way to look great for a night out! So let’s get to it!


So my base is usually pretty similar, so I’ll just list it below:

Simple Light Hydrating Moisturizer

L’oreal Magic Lumi Primer

Revlon Colorstay Foundation- 110 Ivory

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer- Very Light/Fair

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer- NW15 and NW20

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder- Dim Light

Anastasia Brow Whiz- Soft Brown

Maybelline Great Lash-Clear

I then bronzed and contoured with the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and added Blush. For blush I decided to go with something soft so it wouldn’t compete with the eyes. So I chose Makeup Geek blush in Honeymoon. I finished the face by highlighting with Stila Shimmer Duo in Kitten.



To start the eyes, I used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Royal Purple to get a solid colour down. I placed this all over the lid and into the crease area. It doesn’t have to be neat because it will be blended out shortly.


To blend this out I used a shader brush, just because I find it a bit waxy to blend out with your fingers. It’s not so bad with the lighter shades, but with a shade this dark, it just smudges everywhere. After blending with the brush I did run my finger along the edge to smooth it out a little more.

Next I added tape to the corner of my eyes to keep the dark shades we’re using under control.

Since the base is dark, I didn’t want the look to be one dimensional so I reached for a brighter purple next. I used Ooh La La Orchid from the Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things palette, but any brighter purple would work just the same. I patted this all over the lid until the colour was bright enough to go over the darker base.



I then decided that I needed a shade that would help to blend everything out and make it look smooth. So to do that I decided to mix Salted Caramel and Milk Chocolate from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette to get the perfect transition shade. I would usually use Salted Caramel alone, but it’s a bit too warm. Using a large crease brush, I buffed these above the crease, where the other shadows ended. I then took a smaller blending brush to blend the shades together more precisely. You could do this before any purple shadow, but I forgot so that’s why I did it now.

Next it was time to add some depth. The palette I have with the best purples is the ELF 32 Piece Geometric Palette, so that’s what I’ll be using for the majority of this look. On the outer half of my eye I’m going to be picking up a dark purple shade and placing it in the outer v and slightly into the crease. I then blended it out with a sigma E25 brush to mesh with the lighter colours.


To really vamp it up I then picked up the matte black from the palette and placed it only in the outer v.


I then used the same E25 blending brush to blend and pull the colour slightly inwards to blend it out. To brighten up the inner corner, I took a light lilac shade and placed it in the inner corner and slightly inwards.



I then went back to the Chocolate Bar Palette and picked up Champagne Truffle, one of the highlight shades. I picked this because it has a slightly purple undertone. I used this to highlight my brow bone.


I then added Essence Gel Liner in Midnight in Paris (black) and winged it out. I’m going to be adding false lashes so I just did one layer of a sample mascara I had. Once that was done, I moved onto the lower lash line. I took the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil and lightly brushed it under the outer half of my eye, basically right in my lower lashes. I also went back into the ELF dark purple and placed that on the outer half with a smudge brush. For the inner half I used the lilac shade. I then used a blending brush to smooth everything out.

At this point it looked like this:


While I was waiting for the glue to get tacky for the lashes, I chose my lipstick. For this look I wanted something pink, but still very neutral. I chose NYX’s India and then I put NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair on top to tone it down since India comes off pretty bright on me.

I then put on the false lashes (Ardell 120 Demi Wispies) and then went back over the liner to cover the band. This was quite the challenge, so the liner was a little thicker than I planned, but nothing awful. Practice will help with this for sure!

Here’s the finished look:



So there you go! I hope you enjoyed my play on a smoky eye! Purple looks great on so many eye colours, so anyone can give this a try. It comes across softer than traditional grey and black, so I think it can be easy for fairer girls to pull off. Let me know in the comments what colour smoky eye you love to wear!

Bye for now!


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  • Reply redwhiteandbitchy July 1, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I want this palette so bad!!

  • Reply redwhiteandbitchy July 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    The chocolate bar one!

    • Reply Chelsey July 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Ya it’s amazing! I was going to pass but I just couldn’t lol

  • Reply Beauty by Brooke LeAnne July 2, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Very pretty look you created! I want that chocolate bar so bad lol

    • Reply Chelsey July 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you! The chocolate bar palette is really worth the money. I was going to pass but I’m glad I got it. It has all the right neutrals with all the right interesting colours to create a dimensional look.

  • Reply anamariebragg July 2, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Looks so good! I like the thick eyeliner for this look!

  • Reply blondebeauty13 July 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Wow looks fab! I’ve been LOVING purple on the eyes too! It’s so flattering :)♡

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