Wednesday, 29 August 2012

EOTD: Purple Haze

I've been scouring Pinterest a lot recently for some bright and edgy makeup looks to help me out of my 'neutral eyes rut' which I've found myself stuck in since I started blogging. So I came across this:

The depth that the two colours creates is astounding, it hadn't crossed my mind that blue and purple worked so well together. As usual, I wanted to put my own spin on this, and while I like how mine came out, I kind of wish I blended the purple further up and more into the middle, but I don't have the patience for great works of makeup artistry like this.
(Is anyone else in love with her lips here? Or is it just me?)

I wanted to challenge myself to use nothing but MUA products been as I've collected a lot lately. The Poptastic and Glitter Ball palettes are fantastic for bright colours that make a look like this stand out.

I can't tell you how much I love the blues in the Poptastic palette, they're gorgeous both in the pans and on the eyes, so I think this personal challenge has already helped me realise there are other eyeshadow colours besides brown!

I used the most gorgeous purple in the Poptastic palette because it looked spot on to the one in the photo, it swatches as a beautiful purple-blue duochrome on my finger, but once it gets to my eyelid, it's like all that gorgeous pigment disappears en route. It's hard to load onto a brush because the product seems so compressed in the pan, then it takes a heck of a lot of product loaded on a brush to make a difference on the eye. 

That being said, it looks absolutely stunning once you have enough on your eye, and it's lovely to look in the mirror and see it change colour in the light!

MUA Poptastic Palette
Blue - over lid.
Purple - crease, brow bone and beyond, lower lashline, lightly blended into brow.

MUA Glitter Ball Palette
Purple (indicated) - under brow as highlight

Other products used:
MUA Eye Primer
MUA Every Lash Mascara
MUA Clear Mascara for eyebrows

What do you think? Have you escaped the 'neutral eye rut'?

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  1. Ahh I love this :) It's so pretty! xxx

  2. Ah I really like this! It's so pretty
    Daniella x

  3. They look so gorgeous! I use the Glitter Ball on a daily basis always using two colors and I love it. I have to try something like this out! xo

    1. Hehe thank you lovely, yeah I can see why you like that palette now, every colour is so easy to blend! You really should try it, it's a great feeling when it's all blended in together! xxx

  4. Ooh I love this! Would it be bad if I bought the Poptastic palette just for the purple? It's a really beautiful look.

  5. I never thought of using blue and purple together, I've always avoided blue because of my eye colour which looks similar to yours, will deffo be trying this! It looks great :) x

  6. This looks gorgeous :)
    I love using Pinterest as a source of inspiration :)


  7. This looks really pretty Is a nice combination. Pink, purple and blue are my favorite colors. :)


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