A Purple & Gold Tutorial

by Mehak Shahani on August 20, 2010

in eyeshadow, Makeup Tutorials

Iv been experimenting with my coastal scents palette these days- And this is what i came up with one of the days, using all the lovely golds and purples in the palette. I just wish i had a matte palette as well which would have been perfect. Anyway, this is my first tutorial so do bare with me. I kept forgetting to photograph the important steps and  i later realized it wudv been much more  helpful if  my eyelid was closed  ! Also, i  mean to get a better camera soon, but hopeully this will do till then!


Step 1- prime & conceal: This step would be to prime you eyelides. But ** shocker** i dont own a primer. There are lack of primer options in India, and i want to  think before investing in a paint pot. Please do advise me some primer options in India if you know of any. Iv applied MAC Studio Sculpt concealer under my eyes. Im an NW 30.


Step 2-  lilac : Apply a lilac eyeshadow all over your lid- Im using my coastal scents Ultra Shimmer Pallette  for this lilac. But a similar shade is available in colorbar

Step 3
Step 3- purple: Take a darker shade of purple (one with a more pinkish  tone to it )- and apply it on the outer corner of your eyes in short strokes. Blend.

Step 4 -gold:
 Take a  shimmery gold eyeshadow or eye pencil .Im using Maybelling vivid and smooth eye pencil in gold. Put this in the inner corner of your eye and blend it with the lilac till about 1/3rd of your lid is covered. Also put the gold eyepencil in your lower lash line (like  a kajal- my camera hasnt captured it) and under your brow bone (not seen here) as a highlighter. You can also use a gold eyeshadow , i just found it easier to work with a pencil .


Step  5- Line and lengthen: Take a liquid liner, and trace a very thin line across your upper eyelid. Finish with Mascara. Stare at yourself in the mirror for 5-7 minutes.!
Im using Lakme basic liquid  eyeliner  and Maybelline Define-a -Lash Mascara (though i would have preferred a much more volumising mascara to this , this is just an everyday use mascara)

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