Purple eye shadow makes green eyes sparkle. A dark purple smoky eye makes them look sultry. Purple is the ideal color to use when you want to bring color into your makeup palette. Typically, fashion mavens achieve a smoky eye look by using black or grey eye shadow. When that just will not do, try deep lavender. Master the purple eye look without looking like a clown. Here is how to get dark purple smoky eyes, the perfect nighttime look.
Color selection is important for a glamorous smoky eye look. You will need at least two one dark purple eye shadow and one lighter bone color. The lighter color should match your skin tone closely or be slightly darker than your skin tone. For blending, you will need dark purple eyeliner and some black mascara. Do not use sponge applicators for this look. Ideally, you need a set of eye makeup brushes to apply the colors properly and blend them together. Avoid using eye shadow that is too shimmery or neon looking. Think plum, not fuchsia.
Prepare Your Skin
Prepare your skin for this makeup application. Always start with clean, moisturized skin. Then apply a liquid or cream to powder makeup to your skin. If using a mineral powder foundation, then skip the eye application. Apply foundation to the rest of your face and leave lids bare. In this case, use an eye primer on your eyelids to hold the color in place. Eye primer also makes colors bolder and brighter. Brush your eyebrows up and out using an eyebrow brush. Curl your eyelashes for a few seconds to get a pretty curl.
Rub the brush tip of your makeup brush across the light-colored eye shadow. Swirl the brush lightly in the powder. Starting at the brow bone, wipe the brush tip gently across the underside of the eyebrow. Keep the color close to the brow no more than 1/3 down the eyelid. Do this for both eyes.
Select a makeup brush with a shorter brush tip. Dab it across the darker eye shadow. Close one eye and rub the dark purple eye shadow in the crease. Follow the natural arc of the eye crease. Do this for both eyes. Fill in the bare skin in between the crease and the top lashes using the dark purple shadow.
Apply dark purple eyeliner to the top lashes. Start at the inner eye and draw outwards. Use a rubber tipped or angled bristle makeup brush to blend the eyeliner with the eye shadow. This will give you a smudged smoky look. Use your angled brush to add a smoky line under your eyes.
Apply mascara liberally. Allow the mascara to dry in between coats to get a full look.