I've found that beauty blogging can be an expensive hobby as there's always a new product to try and review. I haven't done a tutorial yet and I thought I'd do one today as I was a bit bored and wanted to start using some makeup items I'd been neglecting more regularly again.
I haven't seen many purple themed makeup looks and tutorials - most are peachy or hot pink or nude. I thought I'd be a bit more adventurous than usual as I'm beyond guilty of just sticking to nude eyes!
1. Obviously moisturising, foundation, concealer, and eyebrows are done beforehand and I didn't bother documenting what I did as everyone's routine for the basics differs.
2. Use some primer on your eyelids if you want. Apply the peachier (left) colour of the Nars Kuala Lumpur eyeshadow duo all over your eyelid. Then, work the purple colour (I think it's a lot like Mac's Cranberry) into your crease. I used the Real Techniques Base Colour and Deluxe Crease brushes for this step.
The Nars eyeshadows are the only eyeshadows I truly love. They're so finely milled and never ever look cakey. Plus they're so easy to blend, definitely worth the money.
3. I like to pretend I have cheekbones by contouring with the Sleek Face Form Contour Palette in Light. I've tried every big makeup brush I own to apply my contouring shade, but there is NONE better than The Body Shop's foundation brush. It's so tightly packed with soft synthetic bristles and nothing gives a smoother contour in my opinion. Make sure you have a light hand when applying powder to the brush though, and make sure to blow on the brush or tap it against your hand before you apply to cheeks. I'm speaking from experience of having big bronze streaks down my face all day!
4. Next step is blush. Apply a blush with purple or blue undertones - avoid hot pinks, peaches, reds, etc. Mac's Desert Rose blush was destined to be paired with a purple eye look. I don't use it that much because it's a tiny bit too dark for my very pale skin, but it's lovely for evening looks. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks with a light hand. I chose to use a Mac 150 brush.
5. More Mac in this step - sorry if you're not a Mac fan! I applied Mac's Private Party but other shades like Heroine, Rebel and Up the Amp will also suit this look. I know I've consistently been saying no hot pink throughout this tutorial but the Max Factor lipgloss in shade 60 Polished Fuchsia. It's so sheer that it makes a perfect slight tint to your purple lipstick and it's not sticky at all. Private Party is a satin shade so I like to add the lipgloss to perk up the finish.
6. Add eyeliner and mascara of your choice. Again this differs from person to person. I didn't use mascara for this look as I like to give my eyelashes a break if I'm not going out or seeing anyone that day. I just did my basic default eyeliner look with a tiny flick at the end using L'Oreal Superliner Ultra Precision liquid eyeliner.
Have you used any of these products before? What did you think?