I don’t know about you but I am scared of purples. I love purples but I always feel that they don’t suit me and my skin tone well. Picking Shiseido’s latest Shimmering Cream Eye Color in VI 305 Purple Dawn was a gamble. After trying several combination (with different eyeliners and shape of the eyeshadow), I think I did a pretty decent job. You can also see how this shade look on Sophia from The Makeup Blogette did here.
For face: I wanted something light and natural which will let my skin glow – I picked Lancome Teint Miracle Natural Light Creator Foundation for this look. But prior to applying the foundation, I used Make Up For Ever HD Primer in #2 to take away the redness on my skin. I also used Lancome Teint Miracle Multi-Lights Touch Corrector as a concealer under my eyes. Set with Lancome Micro-Aerated Pressed Powder.
For eyes: I did my brows last using Anna Sui Eyebrow Color Compact in 01 Red Brown to fill in my brows lightly. Set and groom my brows with Benefit Speed Brow – a slightly tinted brow gel. I started off by applying a black eyeliner to my upper and lower lash line – blend the eyeliner, it doesn’t matter if it gets messy.
I didn’t apply any primer nor foundation on my lids, I went in straight with the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in VI 305 Purple Dawn. I used a fluffy cream brush (Sephora I.T. Brush #235) and pick up some product from the pot. Remove access at the back of hand and apply to the lower lids – then blend upwards. Create any shape that suits your eyes. I have created a more dramatic shape and went pretty low along the lower lash line – you don’t have to do that. Layer more cream eye color at the corners of the eyes to intensify and define.
I used what’s left on the brush to lightly highlight my brow bones. Finish off with some false eyelashes.
For cheeks & lips: I used Clarins Colour Definition 3D Radiance Face Powder to highlight my cheek bones followed by applying NARS Powder Blush in Amour. For the lips, I applied a thin layer of lip balm and trace the shape of my lips with Inglot Lip Pencil in #15 – a matte nude colour. I fill in the lips lightly to take away its natural colour. Finish off by applying a thin layer of Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in 77 Santal. I tried to stay away from any gloss or any lip products that’s shiny because I wanted the focus to be on my eyes.
Thank you for reading and hope you like this look.
NARS Pro-Prime Multi-Protect Primer
Make Up For Ever HD Primer in #2
Lancome Teint Miracle Natural Light Creator Foundation
Lancome Teint Miracle Multi-Lights Touch Corrector
Lancome Micro-Aerated Pressed Powder
Anna Sui Eyebrow Color Compact in 01 Red Brown
Benefit Speed Brow
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in VI 305 Purple Dawn
Benefit BADgal Lash
MAC False Eyelashes in #36
Clarins Colour Definition 3D Radiance Face Powder
NARS Powder Blush in Amour
La Mer The Lip Balm
Inglot Lip Pencil in #15
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in 77 Santal