Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crystal Clear Purple!!

Purple can create some of the most smoldering eye makeups and flatter any skin color. Its my favorite color and so is the favorite of GODS. Did you know? Purple was the rarest dye obtained in the ancient times so it was only used for making clothes and adornments for GODS (offerings) and Royal Families. The typical 'Rani' color gets its name from there. If you are interested do read the history of Purple color here.

I called this look 'Crystal Clear Purple' because I was inspired from an ink drop in a glass of water (initial stages before it is homogenized). This eye makeup gives almost the same effect.

I used the famed Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette to do this simple yet beautiful and bright purple look. What I like about UD is that the colors are true to what you get in the palette and go on so smooth like a cream eyeshadow. I know it is powder, but it glides and gives effect of a cream. Simply amazing. Anyone who wants to order Urban Decay or Too Faced Palette please contact Kamya Sangodkar from The Beauty Bar. She also has amazing deals in Bobbi Brown, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Benefit, Stila and promises not to hurt your pockets.

Lets have a look at the look................

 Note: - Please pardon me for the messy skin. Its been sometime that I am suffering from extra dryness and dehydration and the skin looks like a complete disaster. Sorry for that.

Conceal under eye area with Shiseido Natural Finish Cream concealer and prime the lids with NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof eye base. Spread the primer from lash line to brow bone for uniform color application.

With a dome shaped brush, draw an inverted banana with UD shade in Half truth from the 15th anniversary palette. Blend and soften the edges.

Highlight lightly with UD eyeshadow in Flow with a fluffy large flat eyeshadow brush. It diffuses color to create a subtle wash.

Deepen the crease a bit by adding some more of Half Truth. Then with a small crease brush apply UD black out very subtly on the outer corners just for definition. I don't want the black to take over the look.

Apply UD midnight 15 on the top and bottom lids. Highlight inner corners with Flow. Trace Black out on the outer most corner of lower lid and smoke it out so much that it looks dark grey than black.

I have used a fluffy dome brush to apply Midnight 15 in round strokes so that it looks almost translucent on the lids. This makes the look less opaque and more breezy.

Trace the upper lash line with Chambor Dazzle liner in Purple. Apply it in dots and join them to create a line. Keeping the eye open wing out the liner subtly to create a softer cat eye.

Trace UD Omen with a angled liner brush over this line. Always walk the liner instead of dragging it. This deposits the color better and does not fade out the effect.

Comb and tame the brows. Add on 2 coats of MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara after curling lashes with Shiseido Eye lash curler. Just to add color, apply some mascara on bottom lashes.

Pair it up with a rosy blush (pink with brown tones) and a rosy gloss. Keep the cheeks and lips less bright so that the eyes become main focus of the look.

  • MAC Pro Longwear foundation SPF 10
  • Benefit Boing concealer in Dark
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder
  • MAC Mineralize Blush in Gleeful
  • MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle
  • Clinique Longlast Glosswear SPF 15 in Tenderheart
  • NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof eyeshadow base
  • Urban decay 15th Anniversary palette. Colors  Flow, Midnight 15, Black out, Half Truth and Omen
  • MAC Dark Edge eyeshadow for brows
  • MAC Brow Gel
  • Shiseido Eye lash curler
  • MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara
  • Brushes used : - Clinique Foundation Brush, Clinique Blush Brush, Oriflame Blush Brush (powder), Scott Barnes Concealer brush, MAC 217, Christian Dior Medium eyeshadow brush, Stila crease brush (short handled), Sigma E35 Tapered blending brush, Sigma E25 blending brush and Smashbox Angled flat brush.
I hope you like the look. Its simple, easy and crystal clear.

Till then,


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  1. I liked the eyliner shade a lot!

    1. Thanks Manya...this is actually an experimental look!

  2. Such a lovely look! You work like an international makeup artist! Loved the nicely executed!

    1. Thanks abhishek! So happy to see you on my blog! Thanks for those motivating words!

  3. I love the eye make up on u..!

    What a lovelly palette n the eyeliner! <3

  4. I like this look a lot!!! sweet and subtle and chic!!

  5. Gorgeous....Luved how the colors merge in so well...ur a magician with a makeup brush Dr!! Perfect!


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