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tutorial: purple smokey eyes
Posted By katy On June 21, 2011 @ 7:10 am In beauty,style | 7 Comments
I’ve been a little obsessed with purple for the past few months. Maybe it was Natalie Portman’s Oscars look  that kicked it off — or maybe it was just bound to happen, given that purple is such an easy, flattering color to wear.
And that applies to makeup too! Purple eyeshadow isn’t like blue — it’s so much more neutral, and doesn’t give that 80’s vibe that most colored shadows do. It’s almost more like a brown or grey, except even more universally pretty. Take basically any eye color and skin tone, and this makeup still looks great.
As smokey eyes go, this is pretty basic — just a touch of a lighter lilac in the inner corner of the eye, a rich purple all over the lid and in the crease, and a little glitter to highlight the brow bone. I really briefly defined my brows, added two coats of mascara, and that’s it! You’re ready for anything, day or night, summer or winter.
I used Bobbi Brown Crystal Eye Palette , gifted COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast in Violet Voltage , gifted Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer , DIORSHOW Mascara , and a Bobbi Brown Brow Kit that seems to have been discontinued.
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URLs in this post:
 Natalie Portman’s Oscars look: http://www.sugarlaws.com/how-to-get-natalie-portmans-oscars-look
 Crystal Eye Palette: http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/templates/products/spp/index.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY22752&PRODUCT_ID=PROD16223
 LiquilineBlast in Violet Voltage: http://www.covergirl.com/liquilineblasteyeliner
 Eyeshadow primer: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P284718&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3806
 DIORSHOW Mascara: http://www.dior.com/beauty/usa/en/makeup/eyes/mascaras/backstage-makeup/py0697020.html
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