Wearable Purple Smokey Eye w/ Makeup Geek Shadows

 

Youtube Video Link | Petja’s Youtube Channel

You may remember Petja from the wonderful Valentines Look she did and her Golden Brown Look .  She has created yet another stunning look using the Makeup Geek eyeshadows and has a video to go along with it.   We also created  a step-by-step guide that will help you recreate this impressive look.  We hope you enjoy it!

Nothing says drama and intrigue like a smokey eye. In terms of eye makeup there is nothing more sexy and sophisticated. Creating a smokey eye suitable for day or night can be a daunting task at best.  Adding some color can help a smokey eye be a wearable look for the office or a night on the town.

Get the Look

  • Start with a black eyeliner pencil or black eyeshadow pencil and smudge it along the upper lash line. With a stiff brush, feather the black out onto the lower part of your eyelid, making sure not to go above the crease area.  If this look is a bit messy right now, don’t worry, you are only using the black as a base.
  • With a fluffy dome brush, use Mercury and blend into the crease area.  This will act as a transition color between the black and the highlight color.
  • Wipe off your stiff brush, or grab a different one, and press the color Sensuous over the black on the eyelid, bringing up slightly to cover the line between the black and the Mercury.
  • While you have the Sensuous out, take a small brush and run it underneath your lower lashes bringing it in ½ way.
  • Using the same small brush, gently place Shimma Shimma into the inner corners of your eyes and onto the bottom lashes in the inner part meeting up with the Sensuous.
  • Next, take the shade Corrupt, but be careful, this color is very highly pigmented and a little goes a long way.  You can always build you color up if you want a more dramatic look to it.  Using an angled eyeliner brush, line the top of your eyes. Use a small blending brush to blend out the Corrupt to avoid any harsh lines.
  • In a very fine line, place Corrupt under the lash line coming in only 1/3 of the way. Make sure not to completely cover up the color that you already have there.  You want this to be a gradient effect with all the shades showing.
  • With a pencil liner, or a waterproof get liner, line the waterline of your eye.
  • Now curl your lashes and apply your mascara and you have a smokey eye perfect for any occasion.
  • If you want, you can apply a highlight color to the upper portion of your lids.

Endless Possibilities

For a more dramatic effect you can also tightline the upper lashes.  To make a more dramatic look, add more Corrupt in the outer v area of your eye. For a night out, apply some false lashes for a more striking look.  The possibilities are endless and completely up to you.

And there you have it, a perfect purple smokey eye.  Whether you decide to tone it down for a day look, or play it up for a night look, this stunning creation will soon become a favorite.  And a smokey eye you will go back to time and time again.

 

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Hi I love what you do and I always look at your tutorials.I’m doing make up, but I want to be professional can you please tell me a name of makeup school that you attend or if you know any make up school in LA California thank you.

Another great tutorial! I appreciate the detailed instructions that you have also written out; they are easy to read and understand.