Purple Purple Purple

Monday, October 6, 2014

Do any of you all remember that episode of Gilmore Girls in season 4 when they're talking about designers for the inn and the "purple, purple, purple" guy? No? That's okay, I'm a Gilmore Girls fanatic and it's one of my favorite lines you probably would never remember but my sister and I quote it to each other all the time! That's really besides the point (GILMORE GIRLS IS ON NETFLIX NOW) but basically today's post is a super fun eye look I did. It's centered all around (you guessed it), purple!!! 

I love how this turned out - especially with the bold lip. I think it came together nicely and it's such a fun look to try and pull off :)

To create this look:

I'm going to be using the Sephora Moonshadow Baked 'In the Tropics' palette - focusing on the three purple shades pictured! (I really love this palette - it's got such a nice array of color that looks lovely on the lid.) Don't worry if you don't have these colors or if you don't have purple at all - that's okay - just try this look with whatever shadows you have. (Variations on gold shadows look awesome!)

1. Prime your eyes. It's going to be a lot of color so we want it to look as vibrant as possible! Priming your eyes helps achieve that and makes your eyeshadow last all day without creasing. I used L'Oreal's De-Crease Shadow Base.
2. Run a light matte or shimmery shade across your lid. I opted to use 'Venus' by Urban Decay. 
3. Taking a flat eyeshadow brush like this one, wet it slightly. Then we're going to go in to our Sephora palette with the lightest of the three purple shades. Pat this across your entire lid so that you've got a vibrant purple across your eye.
4. Begin to define the crease using a soft matte brown or grey. I took 'Faint' on a tapered blending brush, running it across my crease in windshield wiper motions. Don't pick up too much product as you blend into the crease - you can always add more!
5. Next, take your flat brush again with the second darkest purple shade. Make sure your brush is still wet and then pat this into the outer corner of your eye, as if you were putting on eyeliner. We want to create a very natural fade from light purple to dark purple.
6. Go back in and add more of your matte shade to your crease, blending it completely.
7. Now, take the darkest purple in the palette and using a pencil brush, run it across your top and lower lash line and then create a subtle wing. Then blend out that dark color with your big fluffy blending brush.

8. Finish the eyes off with mascara or add some liquid liner if you choose!
9. Finally - let's add some major drama to our lips. I'm using MAC's 'Cyber' and it's damn cool and looks so fierce on. 

Voila! Purple, purple, purple!

xo Emily


  1. Pretty make-up, I just love the lipstick shade x


  2. Wow such lovely makeup! :)


  3. Love this post,it's soo nice :)
    Antonella :)

  4. So pretty Emily!! Purple can be so lovely when used well (like it is here!) And I was such a gilmore girls fan back in the day... :)

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

  5. This look is beautiful, Emily! I love the purple with your eye color... Super complementary!! I also love how you took an intimidating color like purple (some people I've recommended it to get so scared!!) and turned it into an amazing cross between an everyday and evening look. I also love the lipstick. Purple on Purple!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

  6. I LOVVVVE that color of eyeshadow on you! I have similar colored eyes, so I'll definitely have to try this shade.

    - MeYouAndHayleyLarue.com

  7. Love ur look and your eyes are BREATHTAKING <3 <3 <3

    xo xo