First off, thanks to those who joined me today on Beauty Broadcast Live! It was a really fun show, even though I was still a little under the weather and still had my "Joan Rivers" voice :) We talked a little bit about the look I was wearing today- a fun pop of purple! I like it because it's colorful, but not super "in your face", if you know what I mean. It was actually inspired by this picture...
I saw this in the current Avon catalog and instantly thought- I love that look! Especially the purple smokey-ness under the eye. Looking back, I could've smudged my lower shadow out even more, but either way, I like the look. Here are the products I used...
-ELF Eyelid Primer (not shown)
-ELF Studio Eyeshadows in Sunset, Pebble, and Purple Passion.
-NYX Slide On Eyeliner Pencil in Purple Blaze
-Milani Color Play Felt Tip Liquid Liner in Black Line
-Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara
-Salon Perfect False Lashes #53 (not shown)
Here are some swatches of the ELF shadows- Sunset, Pebble, and Purple Passion. If you check out these shadows on the ELF website, it's kind of funny because there are a bunch of somewhat neutral shades- and then this really vibrant purple. I'm actually really pleased with this purple shade (it's kind of a satin finish), and think ELF should branch out and make more bright colors!
To create the look, I first primed my lids with my ELF $1 eye primer, then I used Sunset all over the lids, dusting it lightly up under the brow. I used Pebble to lightly define the crease. For the lower lashline, I first applied Purple Blaze liner from NYX all the way under, slightly extending the line at the outer corner. Then, using a smudge brush, I topped the liner with Purple Passion eyeshadow. I used the Tarte EmphasEYES to brighten up my waterline, and also lined the upper lashline with my Milani Color Play pen. I'm testing out that new "Big Eyes" mascara from Maybelline (regular brush for upper lashes, mini brush for lower lashes), but when I looked at the finished look, I felt the upper lashline needed a little something extra to balance out the bold lower line. Cue the false lashes! :) The Salon Perfect #53 lashes add some length, but they're all around pretty natural looking.
A couple of other key products for the look were the ELF Studio Blush in Twinkle Pink and Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Healthy Peach. That gloss is probably not showing up true to color since I was playing around with some other lip products during Beauty Broadcast Live :) Also, I've been blowing my nose, so makeup in that area kind of wore off... oh well! At least the eye makeup is still in tact! Thanks for checking out this post!
- I need a nap!
- My May Best in Beauty video is coming later today! :)
- Do you ever feel like you say something and your cat "answers" you? I'll say stuff to Cupcake and she almost always meows back at me. I realize this comment makes me really seem like a crazy cat lady, but I'm sure most of you already thought that about me :)
- Randomly had to get groceries last night... couldn't believe how crowded the store was. I was bumping into people left and right. On a Wednesday night??
- I feel like a hot dog would be awesome right now. Better yet- a corn dog.