Tutorial: Plum Smokey Eye

Hi! This is a tutorial for a plum smokey eye. I’m quite happy with the results and I hope you enjoy this, too 🙂 All products used will be listed and linked at the end of the tutorial.

Step 1: As always, start off with clean skin. Prime the skin and the eyes. Also, do your eyebrows.

Step 2: Apply mauve eyeshadow to the lid.

Step 3: Apply a gray based purple to the crease and the outer corner.

Step 4: Apply a dark purple to the crease to add more depth and definition. Do this gradually and make sure to blend! Once you have the shadows laid down how you want them, get a Q-tip and clean the edge, to make it more defined.

Step 5: Apply highlighter on the brow bone in a matte shade. Then, apply a shimmery pink to half of the lower lashline.

Step 6: Apply a purple eyeliner with a glitter or shimmer finish, to the remaining lashline. While working this into the lash line, apply it to half of the waterline, not overlapping the pink. Also, apply this to half the upper waterline (outer half). Apply another purple eyeliner ( a bit lighter than the previous purple, also matte)  and apply to the entire lower water line.

Step 7: Apply concealer, foundation, etc.

Step 8: Apply liquid eyeliner and mascara. Give it one last blend (optional).

Finished look:

Products used:

Primer: Urban Decay – Quick Fix Hydracharged Complexion Prep Priming Spray.

Primer/Moisturizer: First Aid Beauty – Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer.

Foundation: L’Oréal – Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation. I used shade 101 and add a little bit of 103.

Powder: It Cosmetics – Celebration Foundation. I used medium beige.

Concealer: tarte – Rainforest of the Sea™ Aquacealer Concealer. I used light.

Loose Powder: Laura Mercier – Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Setting spray: Urban Decay – All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Eye primer: Too Faced – Shadow Insurance

Lid: Kat Von D – Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad PLUM. Used shade “base”.

Crease: Kat Von D – Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad PLUM. Used shade “contour”.

To more add depth to crease: Kat Von D – Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad PLUM. Used shade “define”.

Highlight: Brow bone and inner corner. Kat Von D – Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad PLUM. Used shade “highlight”.

Undereye highlight: Coastal Scents – Hot Pot in Raspberry Tart.

Purple glitter eyeliner: Milani Purple Glitter Eyeliner

Purple eyeliner: Maybelline Purple Eyeliner Meticallic

Liquid eyeliner: Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Mascara: tarte – Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara

Brows:  Maybelline – EyeStudio Brow Precise Micro Pencil in deep brown. Then, Benefit Cosmetics – Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in 3.

Bronzer: Sonia Kashuk – Limited Edition Face Palette Pretty Cheeky

Highlighter: Sonia Kashuk – Limited Edition Face Palette Pretty Cheeky. Applied very lightly.

Lipstick: tarte – Rainforest of The Sea™ Color Splash Lipstick in Set Sail.

To clean brushes between uses: SEPHORA COLLECTION – Dry Clean Instant Dry Brush Cleaner Spray

Tip: I like the Kat Von D palette, but there’s a fine line between blended and muddy, so be careful. You will have to go in a few times to add more depth and blend more while being careful not to over-blend, making it muddy.

If you want an alternative to Kat Von D’s palette, I recommend Coastal Scents hot pots. Wet N Wild also has good purple themed palettes.

I love receiving any feedback, so feel free to leave a comment 🙂

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