Makeup Inspiration - Purple Dreams

Thursday, 16 February 2012



Hi gorgeous people!! Even though I'm not that great at it I really love experimenting with different eye makeup so I thought I'd show you what I came up with using my latest purchase L'Oreal Color Infallible in Purple Obsession (005). I absolutely love this eyeshadow!! Probably because purple is my favourite colour but also because its just such a great product...I'll be doing a proper review of this together with a swatch soon.

oh and I just wanted to mention that I had a really hard time taking a decent picture that captured the true colour and sparkles of the eyeshadows so I'm sorry the photo's are not that great! A good camera is high on my wish list but will have to wait a little while I'm afraid. Anyways, here ya go...

Apply a primer to your eyelids...I used e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer


Next I took a flat eyeshadow brush from The Body Shop and applied L'Oreal Color Infallible in Purple Passion (sparkly purple with black undertone) all over the eyelid


Then I took Mac blending brush 224 and created the outer v using Mac eyeshadow in Contrast (v. deep blue with slight blue shimmer and black undertones) and used this colour to blend out the purple creating a softer line. I then went back to the purple and lined the bottom lashline with this.



I then used a pale lilac shimmery eyeshadow by in the inner V and e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Elegant to highlight the browbone. I also used Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner in Black and Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara




I hope you like this look! 

Cherry Lane xoxo

36 comments:

  1. your eye is beautiful! (sorry should have said eyes but you didn't show us the other eye!)

    nice take and good tutorial... the purple looks amazing on you!!! ^.^

    Beauty Sketch - Jacq's Beauty Journal

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    1. haha thanks Jacq! I was playing around so I actually only did one eye :-) xx

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  2. How do you get things so neat? I always tend to mess it up. Neither am I able to make things very intense!
    Btw, how do you put on the color on your lower lids? Doesn't it smudge?

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    1. ah its so lovely that you are so interested!! My flat TBS eyeshadow brush is quite dense so it creates quite a strong neat line which I can then just soften out with the blending brush (and some patience!.

      The colours that I used are very pigmented which helps but the using an eyeshadow primer as a base makes a huge difference. It gives the colour something to stick too, it intensifies the colour and makes it last all day.

      For the colour on the lower lashes I used a little primer again which helps it stay in place and also my same TBS flat eyeshadow brush then I used a Q-Tip to clean it up and give it a nice line.

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  3. That looks very good!!! I love purple too and wish i could do something like this - am hopeless at creative eye make up!

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    1. Thank you SS!! Im positive you could do this too! Have a try when your bored one day and see what you come up with xx

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  4. I love the color ^_^ U did a great job with creating the smoky look, and its pretty neat.... =) Purple with black, the liner iss adding such oomph and ur eyes are soo pretty...great work girl :)
    Ruhie

    The Sweet Life

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  5. Love the look.. So clean, neat and an apt color fr ur eyes :)

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  6. Great colors and very simple!

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    1. The purple is such a gorgeous shade my pics don't even do it justice! :-)

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  8. beautiful look! I love the last two pics, absolutely stunning :D

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    1. Aw thanks hun! The second to last shot gives the most accurate representation of the colour, it's such a lovely rich sparkly purple

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  9. I love this look!! SO pretty and the shadow has great color payoff!

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    1. Thank you! I'd definately recommend the L'Oreal Eyeshadow...it's fantastic!

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  10. This is beautiful. I feel like I need to buy this now, even though I do not need eyeshadow at all.

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    1. Go get it girl!! You won't regret it! :-)

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  11. Purples look great on you. Lovely tutorial. i wish I could blend like that :)

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    1. Thank you! You can hun all you need is a good brush! The vega ones look pretty good from the pics I've seen :-)

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  12. Your blending is so good! Dang, I wish I could do it that well! Pretty eyes, girl!

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  13. Ah thanks M! You can do it too, I'm sure!

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  14. Hey am back!! :D
    and I can't help screaming OMG over and over as I see the finished look. Your eyes look gorgeous !! :D
    Am very messy at make up and so i end up looking horrendous after i apply things like eye shadow,wish i had friends who did things this neat :P

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    1. Hey!! Its good to hear from you! You are sooo sweet and always say such lovely things even though I dont deserve it! I'm sure you can do it the same...just keep some Q-Tips handy! xx

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  15. GORGEOUS! I absolutely love this color! It's my fave out of the collection :-)

    xoxo Aisha

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  16. ohhhh this is fab!!! I really wish I cud do this!

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    1. Thanks Kej! You could sooo do it!! Im not expert in applying makeup so if I can do it you can too! Especially if you get ur Mac brushes! ;-)

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  17. this is soooo prettyyyyy :D D: ....

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you give it a go! ;-)

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