FOTD: PURPLE & GOLD

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Here’s the deal: I love bright colored make-up, but it can be hard to pull off.

If I feel like wearing a shade that’s more out of the safety of my neutrals comfort zone on a normal day, I tend to pair it with a less ‘out there’ shade. It needs to be subtle – as subtle as it can be. A bright colored mascara, a bright teal liner on the waterline or as a winged liner, a bright yellow to lift up that dark brown or black smokey eye, or… a bright color in the crease. Applying a bright color in the crease isn’t a too ‘in your face’ way of incorporating, as the eyelid color still overpowers in quantity. This time I felt like a bright clean-cut crease color and opted for a bright purple.

Eyes:

Base: MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Lid: Rimmel Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadow in 007 Heart Of Gold
Crease: INGLOT Pearl 439
Inner eye corner: INGLOT Pearl 395
Liner: MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Brow bone: MAC Skinfinish Natural in Light
Lashes: Chanel Sublime De Chanel mascara in Black
Eyebrows: MAC Omega

After applying my base, I went on to apply a yellow-gold shade to the lid, not dragging it up to the crease. I applied the purple color in the crease by using a pencil brush, creating a more clean-cut look than a blended in one. Using a blending brush I slightly blended the purple color upwards. It’s important to not apply any of the purple color on the lid itself, it’s solely meant for in the crease. Blend out softly, following the natural shape of your crease. It’s not as clear on the pictures, but the yellow-golden shade was quite shimmery so I didn’t go for the usual pearl highlighter on the brow bone, instead I just lifted it up slightly by applying some light skin-toned powder. I did add some of the INGLOT pearlescent eyeshadow, which has some gold in it, in the inner eye corner and a teeny tiny bit on the inner corner of the lower lash line. To add some volume to the lashes I applied some black gel liner. I applied it as close to the lashes as possible and only did a very thin line. I lightly went over it with whatever purple residue was left on the pencil brush to soften the line, mostly on the outer corner. I then finished off the eyes by filling in my brows and applying a black mascara.

Face
Concealer: Collection Lasting Finish Concealer in Fair
Foundation: MUFE Pan Stick Foundation in Ivory
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent
Blush: Max Factor Creamy Blush in Soft Pink
Contour: MAC Sculpt

After moisturizing, I went on to apply the MUFE pan stick foundation with a blending sponge – I love the one from Cosmopolitan! – and then concealed my under-eye area and some spots with the Collection concealer. I powdered my T-zone with some translucent powder, contoured very lightly and then applied some pink cream blush using the Real Techniques Contour Brush, which is my current favorite for applying cream blushers and highlighters. Nothing out of the ordinary, the eye look was the key focus of this look.

Lips

Light coating of the MAC Lip Conditioner in Petting Pink.

PS: I have no idea why, in some pictures, my under-eye area looks slightly yellow – it doesn’t look like that in other pictures, and it certainly doesn’t look like that in real life. Perhaps the lighting? Anyways, sorry about that. I only just noticed it. I promise I’m not some yellow colored creature underneath all this make-up!

How do you integrate bright colors in your make-up looks? Please share in the comments below!

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