Makeup Inspiration: Warm Purple & Bright Blue Eyeshadows

I don't have the expertise to re-create celebrity makeup but I do love searching for makeup inspiration photos on Pinterest and turning the makeup I see into something of my own, with whatever minimal makeup knowledge (and little makeup products) that I have.

The eye makeup seen on Kristen Stewart in this photo is SO pretty; I just love the pairing of that warm purple and the violet blue. Matching purple and blue eyeshadows is very old-school rad in my book; it was something that I used to see a lot of ladies do in the 90's, where they put bright purple all over their lids with a dark navy blue colour applied thickly just above the lashes. That eye makeup look fascinated me as a child so I like that the eye makeup is being modernized like on Kristen here.

If you like what I've come up with, the products that I used are listed at the bottom, and here's the how-to:

I already applied a thin layer of foundation and penciled in my eyebrows beforehand.
Apply a lighter purple eyeshadow all over the lid up to crease with a flat brush.
Dip a stiff fluffy brush into a warmer, darker purple. Apply to the most outer corner of eye and blend the shadow in a small circle, conecntrating on the outer edges only. Blend some into the crease as well, going only a quarter-to-halfway in.

Using the same brush, pick up black eyeshadow and apply on top of the darker purple colour we put earlier on.
Buff out the edges of the shadows on the crease with a clean buffing brush.

Apply the same darker purple shadow underneath the eyes using a small smudger brush.
If I had a bright violet blue eyeshadow I would have used that straight but since I don't, I'm going to have to mix two colours to get the effect I wanted. 
With an angled brush, pick up a navy blue eyshadow and draw a thick line above the upper eyelash.
Dip the same brush into a brighter blue eyeshadow and draw on top on that navy blue; the navy blue acts like a base so that the bright blue will pop out just a bit more.
Using the pointy end the angled brush, pick up more bright blue shadow and pat it into the inner corners of the eyes. I don't see this on Kristen Stewart but I thought it would be a fun extra detail to add.

Now that the eye makeup is done, it's time to conceal under the eyes and wherever is needed, powder the face, add some blush and lipstick, and we're done!

Looking back at these photos I wish I had gone with nude lips but I guess that finger-dab of red lip gloss would have to do.

Hope you like the look! Let me know what you think of the makeup xo

Products used
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Syracuse
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW35
Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in 005 Silky Beige

Maybelline Fashion Brow Sharp Pencil in BR-1

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
Warm dark purple from L.A. 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Sexy in The Balm Nude'tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Risque Renee in The Balm Shady Lady palette (vol. 1)
Bright blue eyshadow in Sleek Makeup i-Divine The Original palette

Bourjois Blush in 74 Rose Amber

Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in Tangerine Gleam


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