Vibrant Purple Eyeshadow

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I’m gonna be completely honest with you…I’ve never been super into purple eye makeup. I’ve always loved pinks and blues in terms of using vibrant colors, but I’ve never really tried doing a completely purple look on myself. In the last few weeks, though, I’ve started trying out different shades of purple and the results have been so great! Keep reading to see how I accomplished this look that you see right here.

One of my favorite palettes that I’ve been using everyday has been the 25C Hey Girl Hey palette by Morphe. It has so many wearable warm tones for everyday looks, but also has a few pops of color. I wanted this look to be as vibrant as I could make it, so I used the matte magenta shade in the palette as my transition. Since this color is a lot brighter than my normal transition shades, I started with very little product on my brush, building up the color while making sure to blend it out on the edges.

I know I mention the Zulu palette by Juvia’s Place in most of my posts, but I can’t help it! The colors in that palette are insane! I used the dark purple shade to deepen the outer corner then continued to blend it into the magenta shade I used earlier. To make my outer corner even darker I added a little bit of the dark plum shade from the 25C palette, which made this look exactly how I wanted it to! This look took a lot of blending, so if you try to recreate it make sure to take your time. I blended these shades onto the outer 2/3 of my lower lash line as well.

Once I was happy with how I blended those two shades, I decided that I wanted to cut my crease. You can find an in-depth tutorial on how to do this in one of my earlier posts, which I’ll link right here. I do this a lot when I went the shimmer shade on my lid to really pop! After I cut my crease, I packed on the shade “Faso” from The Magic Mini palette by Juvia’s Place, making sure to blend my earlier purple shades with this shimmer on the outer corner for a seamless look. I finished this by using a pink highlighter on my inner corner and adding some mascara.

I’ve really been into using colors that are out of my comfort zone lately, and with enough blending and creativity, the results are amazing! Purple has always been one of my favorite colors, but I’ve been too nervous to put it on my eyes. Now I know how cool purple tones can look and I’m excited to play around with even more shades like these!

If you like purple eyeshadow looks, you’ll love the look I did on my sister using the Zulu palette, which I’ll link here! Make sure to check out all my other super colorful looks, like my rainbow eye and another super colorful one, and be sure to send me any type of look you’d like to see me try to recreate!

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Why Do I Love Makeup?

The question often gets brought up of why I love doing my makeup so much. A lot of people think that makeup is used to cover up, which it can be. People also think that makeup is a way of impressing people, which can also be true. I don’t do my makeup for those reasons though. I started really thinking about why I enjoy putting on my concealer, highlighting my cheekbones, and putting crazy colors on my eyes, and came up with a few reasons to explain why I do this. So here are some reasons why I’m absolutely in love with my makeup.

  1. Makeup is my therapy. Let me tell you, being a college student is not easy. Between constantly studying, writing papers, and trying to maintain good grades there is a lot of stress that builds up. That’s not all I worry about though. There’s constantly something that I need to be doing on campus, whether it be within my sorority, a club, or just maintaining a social life. There is always some kind of drama or craziness happening on top of that, so there’s even more to stress myself out about. I’ve never been the type of person to handle extreme stress well. I’ve learned that if I have a little bit of extra time, it’s incredibly beneficial for me to sit down, turn on some music, and do my makeup. I do this as much as I can, but there’s not enough time in my day to throw on some eyeshadow every time I get overwhelmed. Even planning out looks that I want to try and watching tutorials seems to get me to relax and chill out for a little while.
  2. Makeup gives me a huge boost of confidence. I’m not saying that I’m not confident without makeup on at all! Most days I don’t even wear makeup because all I do is sit in class for the majority of my time. When I do wear makeup, though, I feel really confident about how I look. I put a lot of time and effort into my makeup and I love being able to show that to everyone around me. It’s so much fun when I do my eyeshadow or wear a bold lip and people notice. I get so happy when people compliment me on my makeup, and it really does boost my confidence a lot! Or maybe my ego, but we won’t talk about that…
  3. Makeup is my way of being creative. Growing up, I always wished I was better at drawing, painting, or some other form of art. I tried so hard to be even remotely creative, but that was just not me. When I started playing around with makeup I learned that I was actually good at it! I watched a lot of tutorials when I was younger and started trying out different eyeshadow techniques. Fast forward to the present and I think I might have a clue what I’m doing! Makeup is my way of being artsy and creative, which you can probably tell by the crazy-colored looks I’m addicted to putting on my eyes.
  4. Makeup just plain makes me happy. The happiness I feel when I get a package from Ulta in the mail is indescribable. I get so excited to try out all my new products and create different looks with them. Makeup is just one of those things that brings me so much joy, and I wish I could tell you how much I enjoy using my palettes and my glitters and my lipsticks. Every time I have an event to go to, the first question that comes to mind is how will I do my makeup this time? I am beyond obsessed with trying different products and coming up with new techniques.

As you can tell (and probably already know by now) I have a huge passion for makeup. I believe that it’s an outlet for people who need a boost of confidence, who want to showcase their creativity, and who love to try new things. I’m so happy I found a passion like this, and I’m so happy to be able to share it with the world!

Bronze Smokey Eye with a Pop of Yellow

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Like most people, I’m a sucker for a bronze smokey eye! These shades just look amazing on every skin tone and they’re typically the easiest colors to blend out. Recently, I’ve been trying to create some more neutral looks rather than exclusively super colorful ones. Even though I try to use only neutrals, though, I can’t stop myself from throwing on a little pop of color like this yellow inner corner!

To get this look started, I reached for the Mar palette by ColourPop. I did an eyeshadow look and full review on this palette, so make sure you check it out! The colors in this palette are drop-dead gorgeous and so easy to blend! It was a struggle for me to stray away from the vibrant blues in the palette, but I decided it was time to try out some brown shades for once.

For my first shade, I used the light brown from the palette, called “Sorbet.” There are only three mattes, including a vibrant cobalt blue and two brown shades, so I had to do a lot of packing on the color and blending it out. I knew I couldn’t blend very many colors together on my crease, so I did a ton of blending. Once the first transition shade was down the way I liked, I started to pack on the darker brown, “Top Down,” then blend it up into my crease. I also packed it onto my outer corner like I normally would so that my look was a little more intense. Then I mixed these two colors together and ran them along the edges, right below where I placed the original transition color and around the outer corner. Mixing colors allows you to get a lot of versatility in your look even if you’re only using two shades!

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I have a surprise for you…I actually didn’t cut my crease for this look! I know, this is not normal for me at all! I wanted this to be a more soft transition between the mattes and the shimmers, so I just packed these shades right onto my eye. I used a mixture between “Wild One” and “My Way,” which are two bronze shimmer shades. I don’t know why I didn’t expect them to be this vibrant, but they are SO pigmented! Seriously, this palette is totally worth it, and the price point is insanely reasonable!

Now for the best part: the inner corner highlight. I love using color on my inner corner when I have a completely neutral eye look, and there’s just something about this yellow that I love so much! I used “Nubia” from The Magic Mini palette by Juvia’s Place to get the bright color you see here. As I’ve said in previous posts, Juvia’s Place shadows are no joke! They have so much pigment and are so easy to blend! I’ve been obsessed with their eyeshadow palettes lately and just can’t seem to stop buying them.

I finished the look by putting a copper eyeliner in my waterline, and I used the NYX Metallic Eyeliner in “Copper” to do this. I threw on some mascara, and the look was all complete!

This look is so wearable and so easy to accomplish! With enough blending and patience, you can get this look too! Even though I love using crazy colors on my eyes, it’s fun to create a neutral smokey eye every once in a while. I’m obsessed with this eye look and I hope you love it too!

I Followed My Own Tutorial…And This Happened

My very first post on here was one of my favorite looks ever! It was a warm-toned smokey eye using the 35O2 palette by Morphe and I’ve been obsessed with how it turned out since I posted about it! I’ve seen this trend going around on YouTube and I obviously don’t have one of those, but I still wanted to try to follow my own post and see how it turned out! Check out the original post right here!

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So it definitely looks a little different from the first time I posted this look. I definitely intensified the colors a little bit more and made it even more smokey. I still love this look, though, and I think the colors I used really suit me! Unfortunately, this palette is no longer on Morphe’s website, but I looked into other palettes that have similar colors, just in case you want to try this one out! Two palettes from the Jaclyn Hill Vault Collection, Ring the Alarm and Armed & Gorgeous, have a lot of warm tones, and the colors are extremely similar. Also, try out the original Jaclyn Hill palette, since this one is one of my all-time favorites and has so many beautiful shades!

I started with a peach color as my transition then began to blend the vibrant orange into my crease. I added some red to darken it a little bit, then put a warm-toned brown on the outer corner. I’ve learned a lot of new techniques to make the colors pop even more, so I think that’s why my second try looks a little bit darker. Rather than going straight in with a shade and blending, I’ve been packing the color onto the area I want it to go then blending it out around the edges. This makes the color more intense, but because the shadows in Morphe’s palettes are so good, they’re super easy to blend out.

Like I did in the original picture, I cut my crease with concealer then set it with the gold shimmer in the palette. I repeated all the same steps on my lower lash line, then added one of the highlight colors from the Jaclyn Hill palette to my inner corner.

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Overall, I’m really happy with how both of these looks turned out. I think in just a few short months, I’ve learned a lot about blending and making colors even more intense, so it’s cool to see how the look has evolved. This is the perfect eye look for fall and it’s super easy to do! Let me know which one you liked more! I love both and I think these colors are some of my favorites!