Posts Tagged ‘purple’

SHADOW FOCUS: EYE COLOR

photos by getty, gorunway + imaxtree, post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

Yes most neutral shades (taupe, grey, nude, bronze, copper, white, etc) look just as gorgeous with green eyes as with any other eye colors. But if you really want to make your green eyes pop, frame them with a shade from the purple family and you will become obsessed! Of course you shouldn’t wear purple every day because it’s such a statement color, but bring it out whenever you really want to turn heads. (more…)

COLOR CLASH

photos: terry gates, gorunway.com, kate martin/design: eunice chun

Ladies! I can’t get enough of this makeup combination and am dying for you to try it! Normally we pair purple eyeshadow with nude, pink or peach lips for a very feminine and Spring look (which we should never give up), but you will be surprised how gorgeous purple lids also are with a red lip! It makes such a modern statement that has confidence written all over it, making it a must try this weekend. Here’s how:

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TRENDING

photos: 1 orth yossi 2 chris nicholls 3 hans feurer 4 alexander neumann

This look takes a second to warm up to as it’s not exactly what we’re used to seeing walk in a room… but as my mom used to say about first dates, don’t be so quick to dismiss! It’s new and different so it doesn’t feel comfortable or “right” to you, but that doesn’t mean it’s not wearable. It was very popular on the A/W 11 runways this year in shades of aubergine, eggplant and even lavender, so it’s worth pondering, even if you don’t take the plunge.

Have a look at these four options:

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BEAUTY FOCUS: WET SHADOW

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A pop of purple on the lid brightens the face and is a soft way to make a bold statement. And it’s especially beautiful when paired with a peach cheek and lip. But the real focus of this video tutorial is to demonstrate the simple technique of wetting eye shadow with water for more intensity and lasting power.

TOOLS

Purple mineral loose shadow, purple pressed shadow, laydown shadow brush, blending shadow brush, black kohl or kajal liner, black volumizing mascara, foundation, sponge, peach cream blush, foundation brush, peach lip color.

1. Start by evening out your skin tone using foundation and a sponge. Here we’re using a cream foundation stick and an egg-shaped sponge, but you can use whatever you feel comfortable with.
2. Dampen your brush with water and dip it into the purple loose shadow to make a paste. You might have to go back in the water for a double dip if the consisentency is too powdery, or back into the powder if it’s too watery. Then smooth out any clumps on the back of your hand before you apply it to your eye lids.
3. Sweep the shadow along your upper and lower lids. Smooth out any edges with your fingers.
4. Load up your brush with the dry pressed shadow and sweep it back over the lids to set it. I prefer a purple shimmer shadow but you can certainly use a matte one.
5. Rim your inner waterline with a black kohl liner by gently pulling down on your eyelid with your finger then tracing the pencil back and forth.
6. Coat your lashes with two coats of mascara.
7. Using a foundation brush, pat a peach cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. You can find exactly where the apples of your cheeks are by smiling in a mirror.  Again, blend any edges with your fingers or the sponge.
8. Finish the look with a peach lip color.

XO Amy Nadine