Today’s post is in collaboration with Analesha of Lipsandbubbles. We came across each other on the Beauty Review forum, and have been keeping in touch there and on twitter for a while now. We decided to do a collaboration around the colour purple, which is a hot trend this year.
I decided to showcase the purple look on my eyes, because I have quite a few purple eyeshadows and also was recently sent Maybelline color tattoo pigment in a purple hue. Purple looks great on with just about every eye colour, in my opinion. It might not be according to the colour rules, but I think if you like it, then wear it!
I applied my foundation as usual, using MAC Studio Sculpt and MAC Prolongwear concealer – I’ve previously written a post about my full base routine. Next up was filling in my brows, and I used Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Grey and a small angled brush.
The first step in my actual eye makeup application was my Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion which even comes in a purple tube, so on trend! The main product I used on my eyes was Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment, shade number 15 – Potent Purple. The name is not wrong – it is a very potent colour, and I only needed a small amount to get a great colour pay off.I applied the pigment over my eyelid area using a large, dense eyeshadow brush – it came in a set from Sephora about two years ago, but many brands stock similar products.
Next I opened up a Maybelline eyeshadow quad that I bought last year. It’s 06Q, Amethyst Smokes. I have a couple of other of the ‘stylish smokes’ quads and really love using them – and they’re only around $16. I like that they have a few different colours that all work together nicely, even if you don’t use the guidelines for where they should be applied. I used the #1 shade which is listed as the base to highlight above the crease. I used a soft fluffy brush to blend it with the rest of the shadow, because I definitely didn’t want a big white line above my eyes! I like to extend my shadow above the crease/ eye socket area, because my eyes are slightly hooded and otherwise it not much of my eyeshadow is on show. I don’t go as far as my eyebrows though because it reminds me a bit too much of the eyeshadow fails I had as a teenager. Here’s a picture of the quad to show what the shadows look like – I didn’t take a photo of my one because it’s looking a bit battered.
I think a lot of people would use black liquid eyeliner with look like this but for me, doing so would obscure my eyeshadow when my eyes are open, so I decided to go for a softer look. I wet a small angled brush and used the dark, semi-glittery shadow from the quad as an eyeliner. To complete the look I applied Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes mascara, which I have been loving lately.
Aaaand here’s the full face look. I wore Natio Flutter lipstick which is nice and moisturising, and is a ‘my lips but better’ subtle shade.
So now that you’ve finished reading my post, go and check out what Analesha has to say about purple lipsticks at Lipsandbubbles
Note: this isn’t a sponsored post. I was sent the pure pigment to review, and won the mascara from a competition on another blog, and purchased the quad myself. It just happens that all of my purple eye products are from Maybelline because they’re good quality and also cheap!