Meet Your New Favorite Makeup Look: The Purple and Gold Daytime Smoky Eye

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So you’re looking for the perfect autumn daytime makeup look, eh? Well you’re in luck, because I’ve got a super pretty one for you: The Purple and Gold Daytime Smoky Eye. It’s sultry enough to make an impact, and wearable enough to take you from day to night. It also defines the eyes and complements all those wine-y, vampy lips you’re bound to be wearing this season.

What You Need:


Step 1: Gold and Pale Purple


If you ask us, gold and purple are the perfect marriage. For this look, start by applying a shimmery gold to the inner corners of your eyes about a third of the way in. Using the same eyeshadow brush, apply your pale purple just beyond the outer corners. Blend the two together with a windshield wiper movement.

Step 2: Dark Purple


Using a tapered eyeshadow brush, apply your dark purple in a sideways V-like shape to the outer corners. The V should angle up slightly and work its way along the crease. Blend the darker purple into the light purple with a blending brush. You can build up more and more color depending on how smoky you want to go. To help blend the edges, use a matte shadow that matches your skin color and blend all the way up to your brow.

Step 4: Eyeliner, Baby


Next, grab a dark pencil eyeliner. I’m using a chocolatey brown, but a deep purple or black would work, too. Apply along the lash line and then use an angled eyeliner brush dipped in your dark purple to smudge it out.

Step 5: Define Lower Lash Line


Using an eyeliner brush, apply the dark purple color to the outer two-thirds of your eye on your lower lash line. Use the same brush to apply gold to the inner corner of the lower lashes. You can dab some gold glitter on the top center of your lid for more effect as well. Finish up with mascara and you’re ready to hit the door.


Purple and gold eye makeup you can wear all day

on 10/15/2014

About Wendy

Wendy Rose Gould is a latte-loving, vintage-collecting, cat-adoring beauty and fashion writer whose work has appeared both online and in print. While she grew up in urban Indiana surrounded by horse buggies and corn fields, she's since moved west to Phoenix (after a stint in South Korea) where cacti and haboobs reign supreme. Wendy believes a woman should never leave the house without enviable hair and a spritz of her staple perfume. And also mascara. Never leave the house without mascara.

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3 Responses to Meet Your New Favorite Makeup Look: The Purple and Gold Daytime Smoky Eye

  1. Elisa 11/10/2014 at 11:43 am #

    beautiful look, what lipgloss/stick did you use? It’s gorg!

  2. Tracy 04/13/2015 at 9:21 pm #

    Noted and applied…
    Already finished the session quicker than the first time without your guide.
    Love the result and love the time reduce…

    Thank you for the sharing loved…

  3. Sarita 06/04/2015 at 11:55 am #

    Love this look. I think it would be great on just about any skin tone. Thank you for sharing.

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