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:
- Eyeshadow primer (I’m using Urban Decay Primer Potion)
- Gold eyeshadow (I’m using Urban Decay Half Baked)
- Light purple eyeshadow (I’m using Aveda Petal Essence Eyeshadow)
- Dark purple eyeshadow (I’m using Aveda Petal Essence Eyeshadow)
- Purple, brown or black pencil eyeliner (I’m using Frankie Rose Infinty Eyeliner)
- Mascara (I’m using Cover Girl Clump Crusher)
- Angled brush
- Eyeliner brush
- Eyeshadow brush
- Tapered eyeshadow brush
- Blending brush
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.