Creating the perfect smokey eyeshadow look can be tough, especially if you aren’t creating a classic smokey eye look. Don’t worry! There’s no need for a makeup artist, just read on. If you are using different colors to create your smokey eye you need to make sure you are picking colors that blend together and don’t create a huge contrast. One type of smokey eye that can be super flattering especially on blue and greens eyes is the purple smokey eye.
If you are trying to create a purple smokey eye, use shades of purple that will flatter your skin tone, contour your eye, and blend together easily. To start, find a light lavender shade that is natural looking and not overwhelming or chalky in texture. After applying an eyeshadow primer, apply this lavender shade across your entire eyelid all the way up to your brow bone.
Next, use a slightly darker shade or a brighter, more vibrant purple in the crease of your eye if your skin tone can handle it. Follow up by using a dark purple or an eggplant purple on the outer corners of your eyes. Line your lower lashline with this color by using a flat brush. Now, blend all of the colors inwards making sure that you are smudging the outer corners so that there are no harsh lines.
Apply a black or dark purple liner across your lower waterline. Use a liquid black or purple eyeliner along your upper lashline and then coat both your upper and lower lashes with mascara. If you really want to stick to the purple theme try a purple mascara. For added drama, apply false lashes.
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