Friday, August 2, 2013

Vibrant Purple Smokey Eye (Tutorial)

Smokey eyes are great for any sort of night out look. Once you start experimenting with smokey eyes, you realize that there are different kinds. This particular one focuses the dark shadows in the inner and outer corners of the eye.
This is my vibrant smokey eye of the night:
Before I get into it, I want to explain some things. The color purple may not be the best color choice for your particular eye color. Whenever you're putting eye shadow on, always try to choose colors that enhance your eyes. Enhancing is the entire purpose of makeup, after all. This purple shade can be switched out for any shade of your liking.
Step 1: Take a vibrant color of your choice (purple looks awesome on brown and green eyes) and place it right in the middle of your lid.
Step 2: With a fluffy brush, add some dark brown to the inner and outer corners of your lid.
* You will be adding black shadow, so the purpose of laying down the brown first is so that everything blends together with more ease. Brown is a nice transitional color.
* The color used was Buck from Urban Decay- Naked Palette.
Check it out here.
Step 3: With a pencil brush, add some black shadow in the inner and outer corners of your lid. This is the step that you should take your time with. Always start with a little black and work your way to your ideal black shade.
* The color used was Crave from Urban Decay - Naked Basics Palette.
Check it out here.
Step 4: Add eye kohl to the top and to the bottom. You could do a crazy cat eye with this, or keep it simple like I did. Both would look great.
* The eye kohl used was Smolder by MAC Cosmetics.
Check it out here.
Step 5: Lastly, add your favorite mascara to your top and bottom lashes.
* The mascara used was Benefit- BADgal Lash.
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And that's it! If you have any questions or comments, leave them below. If you recreate this look I'd love to see it. Tag me @aubreyhannah on Instagram so I can check them out!


  1. This is so pretty!! What purple did you use?

    1. thank you! it was a no-name from a sephora palette unforunately. but it wasn't too pigmented, i'm sure you could find a similar drug store shade and get the same results!