I usually keep it pretty simple with my day to day eye makeup, but I love a good smokey plum eye for some drama.
Purple can be done really really wrong, and really right. The key thing to look for in purple-based shadows is depth. You want a deep plum shade as an alternative to a smokey brown or black, or a rich matte lilac for a playful eye shadow color to sweep across the entire lid.
I used a new eye crayon in this tutorial, the Sephora Colorful Ombre Shadow and Liner crayon in Nacre. It’s super smooth and glides on easily! I used it along the lower lash line, but it would also be a fun standout color on your upper lash line if the rest of your eye makeup was really simple and light. It’s a bit reflective and had some metallic flecks in it.
While I shop at Sephora often, I only have a small collection of Sephora brand products. I was glad to add that crayon to the mix, and another major favorite is the Sephora contour shade in Tranquil that I love to use as an eyeshadow!
For this look I kept the focus on the dark plum eye, while keeping the rest of the face a bit color-less. I chose a nude lip gloss and a very subtle blush.
For the eye look, I swept a grayish purple shade all over the lid, and added the plum shade to the crease and outer corner. The liner was very minimal, but I did apply a few coats of mascara for definition!
For the lower lash line, I applied a swipe of the Sephora crayon I mentioned above, and that completed the whole smokey look!
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte palette, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Exposed, Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, Sephora Ombre Colorful Shadow and Liner in Nacre, Urban Decay Naked lip gloss in Rule34, Hourglass Arch brow pencil in Platinum Blonde, Hourglass Strobe Lighting Powder in Brilliant,
If you try a smokey plum eye soon, and share a photo on Instagram, use #smallthingsbeauty so I can come take a peek!
this post was created in partnership with Sephora via Rewardstyle