This week I am trying something a bit more elaborate. A great friend of mine, Gisele, is doing a make up course in Brazil. She posts her practice eye make up and I decided to choose one and do my own version. I used the similar colours but made some changes and ended up with something a bit more dramatic and less subtle.
I started by applying a primer, then spreaded the gold pigment across the lid. Using a pencil brush, I outlined the shape with the purple shadow, blending the line closer to the inner corner into the gold and filling the shape at the outer corner. I added a couple of shades of purple to give it depth . I then blended the purple into the gold. The pigment was quite thick, so kinda “contaminated” the purple, it goes everywhere, so the purple became less intense! Eyeliner was applied, with an exaggerated flick on the outer as well as in the inner corner, creating a slick line.
TO get to this point everything was really smooth, and quicker than I thought. The final touches, however, took a while. I then applied eyeliner to my water and lower lash line, creating a very long flick, and applied some gold from the inner corner. Finally, I put some supra colour cream to fill the gap between the top and bottom lines flicks. Pigment was added to the brow bone for highlighting.
I had problems with my false eyelashes; this set was a new one I tried, and it was quite cheap, it was quite stiff to mould around the lash line. Plus, I couldn’t find my duo glue and used something else, it didn’t go in properly, so i removed the lashes and took ages looking for my glue. Found it, but my patience was gone. Then lash wouldn’t sit well, and I had to re-touch the liner, and it is a bit thick. So my lash application was far from perfect and I apologise for that, but I couldn’t deal with it anymore.
However, I was pleased with the results, and see many colour combinations working with this one. It is quite exaggerated, and I am not sure I would wear it out anywhere, but I liked the end result it. It was particularly good training defined shapes and lining techniques. And learning to always go for good quality eyelashes – mind you, I have applied those in four friends (I bought one of those packs with ten pairs) and managed to do it beautifully; it is only when applying on myself.
Products I used:
- NYX loose pearl powder in Oro
- Lancome purple eyeshadow (sorry, I cannot read the name!)
- Coastal Scents purple eyeshadow from the 88 original palette
- MAC pigment in Vanilla
- NYX eyeshadow base in pearl
- Smashbox Photo-op under eye brightener
- Maybelline One by One volum xpress mascara
- Kryolan supracolour in copper
- Maybelline Studio gel liner and its brush
- Duo waterproof eyelash glue
- MAC brushes 208, 211, 219, 231, 239 and 275
- A cheap pair of eyelashes (which I may avoid in the future!)
Level of difficulty:
4 thoughts on “Eye make-up look challenge – purple and gold”
Great! But not easy! And I don’t have big eyes! xo
Not very easy. Doing the base was very easy, I thought I was going to sail through; but it took me more then I expected… the lashes were my downfall on this one, have to admit! 🙂
fabulous! love this ❤
Hi Amanda, thanks for your comment and visit! I liked it too, and it was good practice for defined shapes and eye liner application techniques, so worth it!