Simple Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial

by mehak on December 3, 2010

in eyeshadow, Makeup Tutorials

I dont usually post tutorials or eye makeup looks on my blog, cos honestly i dont really think iv reached the level of artistry that so many of you have and i cant really do all the gorgeous things all you lovely people do . But well, tutorials and looks are my favourite kind of posts and i had been ignoring them for so long, i thought i should give it a shot.

 Purple  Smokey Eye Step 1: The cheats step

It involves taking any black pencil and smudging it all across the outer half of your lid, This creates a dark base for any further eye makeup you put on top of it, and so you get that darker dimension on the outer eye just by doing this and not worrying about blending the different kinds of purples together.

 Purple  Smokey Eye Step 2: Wash of Purple
I took my Coastal Scents 88 shimmer pallette and chose a medium toned purple. I took my brush and washed it all over the lid. Notice how the outer edge of the eye immediately looks darker without any sort of blending of the eye makeup

 Purple  Smokey Eye  Step 3: Deepening the Crease & the finishing touch
Next, i took a smokey deep  purple  colour from the pallette. This has tones of charcoal grey in it. I put this in my crease and on the outer corner. I then put a thickish line of Maybelline Gel liner on my upper lash line and my clinique quickline on my lower lash line. Finished with Clinique lash doubling mascara

Final Result

 Products used:

  • 88 Shimmer Pallette
  • Maybelline Drama Gel Liner in True Black
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
  • Clinique Quickliner in true black

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

anamika December 3, 2010 at 8:22 pm

u got real sharp and beautiful eyes.:)

liked the tute:)


sandhyaa December 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm

like it !!
my kind of eye look…bold n dramatic !!!
all i wish is to have a coastal scent palette :(
i have a tiny palette… wich does not have all wonderful vibrant shades


ClassyandFabulous December 3, 2010 at 8:34 pm

oye thats brilliant. good tip about the eyeliner smudge base will definitely try this : )


A Lot Like Fashion December 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I've tried this with black but your tute makes me want to try it with purple too! :)

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shoppingaholic December 3, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Wow!! your eyes are beautiful and purple is gorgeous!!


snow0016 December 4, 2010 at 3:39 am

great tip on the smudging! not really good at blending! :D


Inky Pinky December 4, 2010 at 7:21 am

Purple is defintely in and with an eye makeup like this to match, u'll surely make the heads turn ;)

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Poohkie December 4, 2010 at 9:49 am

Looks fantastic. Purple smokey eyes are my fave look, the colour really lifts my overall complexion and brightens my face. What lip colour have you done with this?


bhumika December 4, 2010 at 10:26 am

hey dat was nice…d final outcome is amazing..


Sharon December 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Love the choice of purple and the simplicity of the tute
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priyam December 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

very pretty!!


P&B December 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm

@everyone- thank you, your comments make me wanna post more..


PnB December 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm

@Poohkie – oh i paired it with my favourite nude lip for indian skin- Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Totally Toffee


G.G.G December 5, 2010 at 7:48 am

Beautiful eyes Mehak..Btw, that shimmer palette is not too shimmery kinds hain na?? im liking it :-)


PnB December 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

@G.G.G – it is quite shimmery, but when you apply it , its not overpowering so its good ! It does have fallout though :(


kuheli/bulbul February 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

great tut. :)


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