Thursday, May 26, 2011

AMW Version: Purples without the Black Eyed Peas

Happy Thursday! Sorry for the weird title!  Black Eyed Peas lover out there, don't hate me ok?  I just find the title unique and hoping it would catch your attention! (KSP kasi ako) :P  

When it comes to purples, clients would always shy away and say: "I'm not that fair, it won't look good on me, I'll probably look like someone with black eye!"

I actually went through the similar stage when I was still studying make-up!  There are definitely a lot of practice and a lot of color combining done before I found a way to use purples on a daily basis without looking tired or messy!

Note that this is a toned down version because this look is meant for daytime!  Yes, you can wear it at work without getting strange looks from colleagues!

Tips
  • Try not to pile up a lot with a single shade of dark purple eyeshadow.
  • Use different shades of purples to have "3-dimensional effect."
  • Use at least 2 shades to create a purple look, one is any shade of purple while the other is a highlighter!  Could be golds, beige, etc...
  • Use an eye primer or eyeshadow base and pat on the dark eyeshadow to prevent fall outs.
  • For fall outs, do not use your fingers in wiping them off, gently brush the excess off with a big powder brush or fan brush!  *works ALL the time!*

AMW Diagram

Step 1:
It wasn't shown on photo but I actually applied Urban Decay Primer Potion all over lids.  Applied purple shade from Lancome Color Fan 6 Color Eyeshadow Palette.

Step 2:
With the same Lancome Color Fan 6 Color Eyeshadow Palette, use the shimmery gold eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eyes to create a "brigher" look!  This helps cast away the dark shadow that can make your eyes look tired!

Step 3:
For a fake "deeper set of eyes" look, I used a darker purple shade from my Sleek Divine Graphite Palette.

Step 4:
Apply eyeliner of your choice!  I always go for gel liners or liquid liners!  Pencil liners I use to tight line!


Drew my brows with Paul & Joe Eyebrow Pencil no. 2.  Curled my lashes and used Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Volume on Mascara in Black.


Here's a daytime, non-tiring eyes
Workable for office girls!
 

Scroll down to check what's on the rest of my face

 

For the Face:
Kanebo Revue Powder Foundation BE-C


For the Cheeks:
The Body Shop's Autumn Leaves Compact
in Shade 02 Berry

For the Lips:
Stila Lip Pots in Amande
Top with Stage Wondergloss in Sophia


Get that lazy bum out of your room!
Face your day with a huge smile!  It's Thursday!
Friday is super reachable!


Have you perfected your purple eyeshadow?
What shade do you pair it with?


Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

32 comments:

  1. still practicing on working with purple. i wanna break away from my usual neutrals soon. :)

    stay pretty!

    http://pastelbluejacket.blogspot.com

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  2. natawa naman ako sa KSP ate nikki! love purple on you! i miss you!

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  3. We have the same type of eyes and I was never successful with putting purple eye makeup. Thank you for this tutorial.

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  4. wow you look so pretty! love your EOTD :D

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  5. I love purple eyeshadows next to greens. This definitely looks great for daytime. It's not too bold and attention-seeking. :)

    Oh my, you have Revue! I was sad when I was informed it has been discontinued so I settled for Coffret D'Or. :(

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  6. natawa ako sa title! =) I love purple pero I usually pair it with pink kasi sometimes para akong binugbog pag nasobrahan ng black haha

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  7. napa-what ako sa title..haha! I like the look...I'm still practicing with my purples pa.. nagiging party look yung make up ko when I use purple.. LOL

    great job miss Nikki! ^_^

    Much Love!

    www.photoescape06.blogspot.com

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  8. ooohhh, haven't perfected it yet.... still practicing with purples! i usually pair it with silver..... you look good as always! why is it that any color you use looks good on you! :)

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  9. I love purples! And this look is so pretty and elegant, great job!

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  10. I agree that 'tanned' people will always think that purple, blue and green smokey eyes won't look good on them. THAT is what I think too.. But, I'll try this. :)

    http://jesroque.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hi. Just had to compliment you on this one. Really nice. How do you manage to get away with those combinations? Really good. =)

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  12. Lovely look! I could never wear light purples on my eyes (hello dark circles lol)

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  13. Ilove purple!!!Wud luv to try this at work:)

    http://leahfatandfab.blogspot.com/

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  14. @miemiemie hahahahha KSP nga naman! hahahhaha glad to make you laugh though!

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  15. @Marge Thanks, super wearable talaga even on office days!

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  16. @Pammy Really? Revue is discontinued na? ANOBEH??? It's actually nice and its for my oily-skinned clients! Nakigamit lang to test :D

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  17. @Shopcoholic I know what you mean, purples are best paired with pinks talaga! :)

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  18. @Photoescape I know what you mean, I tried so hard not to pile up! para maiba!

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  19. @Issa kasi Maganda ako? ECHOS! hahaha Joke lang! well, not all colors look good on me, i just have to control the intensity , there are certain colors that doesn't look good on me, like super dark smokey black!

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  20. @JesRoque hay naku, with your face, i'm sure you'll work it well!

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  21. @Burnt Raisin Thanks for the compliment :) Well, probably I'm just not afraid to try? :D

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  22. @fat and fabulouss definitely! Go ahead and give this a try! it's actually nice on a work days!

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  23. hi! where can I get the sleek palettes here in the Philippines? thanks!

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  24. My favorite look for purple. :)

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  25. Bookmarked this so I won't forget! Still my favorite purple blending :)

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