Oct 18, 2013


I tend to wear a lot of various brown shades on my lids. They're safe, they go with everything and the tend to make my eyes pop. All that brown/neutral can get a bit boring though, so I've been stepping out a bit as we transition to fall and have been picking up more purple hues. Surprisingly, it's still a great neutral color (if you're not going for the bright neon purple) and you can create some gorgeous smoked out looks that stray from the typical brown or black smokey eye.
I love this smaller eye palette from the drugstore. It has a great selection of shades that all work well together for either a lighter daytime look, which can be enhanced quickly for a smokey night out look. It's the perfect size to carry with you or for travel and the pigmentation is really great.

My first dabble into this new purple fixation of mine was a deep purple eyeliner that I could use to amp up a simply natural daytime look or add a pop of color along my lower lash line. I truly believe it's all the pencil's fault for getting me obsessed with purple.

I hate that I've mentioned this color so much lately and it's still sold out online (you might still be able to find it at a counter store near you). I absolutely love this color. It's a satin, so it's not completely matte, but it's not a high shimmer either. It's great for my crease and I love applying with it with a more natural taupe-y shadow all over my lids.

When I'm not feeling the purple lids, but still want a pop of color, I've been using this lipstain/gloss to add the touch of color. It's great with a really natural eye and face and works great for running out the door.

This palette has seven colors that work seamlessly together. I've been using the third shadow in from the left as my all over the lid color and then I work either the fifth or sixth shade (from left) into my crease. While neither color is a true purple, they do have a hint of purple in them, so they aren't too overwhelming, but still changes it up a bit. I can't wait to play around with a smokier look out of this palette soon.

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