Basic Purple Eye-Look

I was playing around with the few shadows that I had brought along with me on vacation and I did this basic look that I quite liked. I will post more intense looks soon, but for now I hope you like it. Also, you can use similar colours from other brands. I did list everything I used without forgetting even one product. It's a proud moment for someone who once forgot her books at home and went to school with an empty bag. Again, these are all true stories.

This is the final look:

The brushes I used:

  • MAC 239 brush. If you have an eyeshadow brush you like to basically apply shadow on the lid with, you can always use that instead.
  • MAC 219 brush. I used this for the crease, smudging, and blending. Again, if you have a different brush you prefer, go ahead with that one.
  • Windsor & Newton 1/8 inch angeled brush. I used this for the gel liner.
The make-up I used:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NYC loose translucent powder
  • MAC Beautiful Iris shadow.
  • MAC Satin Taupe shadow.
  • MAC Carbon shadow. I think any non-glittery or non-shimmery shadow would suffice.
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
  • Hard Candy Buttered Popcorn. I used this to highlight, but I really don't recommend it. It's an awful shadow but it was the only one I had on me for the job.
  • CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara
Step 1:
I patted on the Primer Potion on my lids and waited for it to dry (about a minute is fine if you ask me).

Step 2:
I applied a very thin dusting of translucent powder over my lids. I find that Primer Potion makes bending difficult. A thin veil of translucent powder helps me blend my shadows better without adding any danger of my shadows creasing.

Step 3:
I applied Beautiful Iris from lashline to crease.

Step 4:
I applied Carbon in the outer "v" and along the lash line.

Step 5:
I then applied Satin Taupe over the Carbon and blended it into the crease. I applied the shadow all the way into the inner part of the crease, right above the beginning of the eye. Make sure to blend the Satin Taupe into the Beautiful Iris, especially at the inner corner. I also apply less on the inner corner of the eye.

Step 6:
If necessary, add drama at the outer edge with Carbon. Make sure to blend it well into so it doesn't look like a bunch of black shadow.

Step 7:
I applied Blacktrack along my lower and upper lashline. I lined my lower waterline and on my upper lashline, I made the line fairly thin. I blended out the Blacktrack on both lashlines with the 219 brush. You could use a q-tip for this too.

Step 8:
I again applied Satin Taupe over the smudged liner on the top and bottom lashes.

Step 9:
I applied Beautiful Iris on the first 1/3 of the lower lashline, starting from the inner corner.

Step 10:
I added some highlight with Buttered Popcorn on my brow bone and on the inner corner (I told you I didn't like this shadow. It only gives a hint of colour and some glitter that falls everywhere).

Step 11:
I applied a bit of Lash Blast mascara and voila, we're done.


Anonymous said...

hi anu ,love your blog and always wait for new updates .just wondering if you could do some review on bobbi brown shimmer brick compact esp for desi skinstones like (nc43 my shade)and also on tinted moisturizers....

thanks and keep up the good job....

10:18 AM
Black cat said...

Anu, just stunning! You look amazing.

7:04 AM
Anonymous said...

Hi anu, my name is preeti and i love your blog! I noticed that you use an eye makeup primer, urban decay. I use the primer by Lumene, but I've noticed that when i do use this...i get a sort of greyish cast to my lids. I find this pretty annoying because it throws off the shade of the eye shadow that I use as well. I'm of the same skin tone as you and was wondering if you experience the same issue with the UD primer potion? I'm trying to figure out if this is an issue with all primers, or the one that I'm using specifically. Thanks so much!

11:23 AM
Anonymous said...

hi you use mineralized satin finish foundation in MAC? if you do can you pls tell me the shade you use. In an earlier post we discussed that both of us use the same shade of sheer pressed powder in NC45 :]

9:59 PM
Anu said...

hey anonymous,
thanks for reading :). i will definately do reviews on what you requested. i already have a review up on the tawny shimmer brick and i haveone of the pink quarts shimmer brick, but i didn't like it too much. i do like the rose shimmer brick a lot. i will definately update with all these review. i just need to get home to be able to do that :P

hey black cat,
thanks hun :) so good to hear from you again.

hey preeti,
i have heard great things about the lumene primer. but if you dont like the greyish cast, i recommend the urban decay primer potion. it dries clear which is great. however, there are tons of different bases you could use as a primer and you can manipulate your shadows with them. for example, i love using shiseidos hydra powder shadows (which i got super cheap off ebay. just be careful with sellers, but you can find great deals on these) as a base. they do add a dept and alter the colour of my shadow but there are times when i want to do this. for example, it helps liven up a boring shade of shadow and adds a lot of dept to the colour. just try different combinations of shadows on primers. however if you want one that dries clear, then i recommend the urban decay primer potion.

hey anonymous,
i dont use the mineralised satin finish foundation. i'm sorry about that. i can find out for you if you'd like.

7:19 PM

Anonymous said...

hi would be really great if you can find out the shade of the foundation (mineralized satin...). The MAC artist at the counter gave me NC50 but I am not too sure if thats the right one. Thanks!!!

8:08 PM
Anonymous said...

hey ,my name is mona and i just love reading your blog ,have already got loads of stuff reading reviews here,could you please do something on red lipsticks for asian skintones...thank you

5:18 PM
Anonymous said...


Lovely technique..and great blog I have to say
Could you pls do a r/v on what colour blush/eyeshadow is best on deep olive skintones?

That would be mighty helpful!

5:18 PM
indianbeauty said...

Hi Anu, I love your blog! You are gorgeous and fun! We Indian girls need a good spot to get together and chat about makeup. Can you do a tutorial on a smoky violet eye which is appropriate for daytime/work but still a little sexy? Thanks!

3:21 PM
Anu said...

hey anonymous!
I will get back to you on the shade of foundation by tuesday. I get back home sunday an all will be accessible in the make-up universe again.

Hey mona,
Absolutely, I will definitely add review for red lipsticks for desi skintones. one of my favourite reds of all time, clinique red drama, was discontinued a while back (really heartbreaking that) so I definitely understand the search for the perfect red.

hey anonymous,
that's actually a very open question/answer thing because it really depends on your preference and what you are looking for. how would you describe your skin tone? i think we could definitely find you a great combo if we started there :)

hey indianbeauty,
absolutely, i will get to it. i have a few ideas and will post a few looks soon :)

9:48 PM

Anonymous said...

great!! I can't wait to know the shade of foundation :) Thanks anu!

9:18 PM
Anonymous said...

Make a list of your nutrition chart involving juice and fruits at the
top followed by green vegetables and milk products. ' The picture is just as worrying for youngsters - by 2010, it's predicted 22 per cent of girls and 19 per cent of boys between the ages of two and
15 will be obese, with girls under 11 at particular risk.
These tips are followed by every pregnant woman all around the world but remember whatever you do, you
should first check with your gynecologist so that
there is no complication in your pregnancy.

Also visit my weblog; fitness tips and quotes

7:59 AM
Anonymous said...

Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging
on websites I stumbleupon every day. It's always helpful to read content from other authors and practice something from their web sites.

Here is my web blog; Angry Birds Online

7:01 AM

Post a Comment