Purple eye makeup for grown-ups? You bet. Here's our tutorial for lavender lids that look feminine and chic
Thanks to purple's "color of the year" status, there are tons of gorgeous purple makeup shades on the market. A sheer wash of lilac shadow on the eyelids is a youthful, super-feminine way to wear the trend -- plus, purple flatters just about any skin tone. Heading to an alfresco Sunday brunch with girlfriends? This is your look.
Apply a medium-coverage foundation all over your face. Fill in brows with pencil or brow powder using light, hairlike strokes. Prime your upper eyelids with shadow primer, and use point-tip cotton swab to prime 1/4-inch of your under-eye area.
Tightline your upper lash line by smoothing a shimmery plum gel liner on the upper waterline, drawing as close to the lashes as possible. Using a liner brush, pull your eyelid taut and press a plum shadow at the roots of the upper lash line as well as the outer third of the lower lash line.
Add Your Pop of Color
Using Sonia Kashuk Eye Quad (inset) in Prima Ballerina, take a large, flat eye shadow brush and sweep shade four, a pinkish lilac, from lid to brow.
Using a contour eye shadow brush and shade three, a dusty purple, create depth by blending the shadow into the crease of your eye.
The Trick for Sexy Smokiness
Take the same purple shadow in the palette and, with a small brush, make a thick arc over the upper lash line. Using the contour brush, smudge the arc for a slightly smoky effect. Using the small brush again, blend the purple shadow on the lower lash line.
A Soft Finish
Add a coat of mascara to top and bottom lashes. Apply rosy cream blush to the apples of cheeks. Finishing by coloring lips with a sheer blush-toned lipstick.