Purple Gaze: an eye make-up tutorial

Good morning! I have decided to put together a little make-up tutorial on how to do a pretty simple, but fall-appropriate look. One of my very favorite trends is using eye shadow as eyeliner. Think about it, if you do it properly, you have so many more options that you already have in your bathroom drawers, so cool! Let’s do this.








To get this look:

Prime your eyes, so it keeps your shadow in place. I can’t stress how important this is!

Then take a light shadow and sweep it across your entire eyelid. Then take a slightly darker shadow (brown preferably) and place it on the outer third corner of your eyelid to create depth.(Hint: close your eyes and feel the crease between your brow bone and your eyeball. That crease is your shadow barrier. Think of it like a coloring book and that’s the line you should stay inside.)

Here’s where the magic happens: Dip your thin liner brush in water and mix it with your purple shadow. Look into a mirror and tilt your head up so your eyes are almost closed. Run the purple “liner” along your top lash line. (Hint: For advanced users, flick it out at the outer corner of your eye to give the cat-eye effect.) If you choose to line the bottom, ONLY add to the outer third of your eye. You don’t want to over do it.

For finishing touches, curl your eyelashes and apply 1 or 2 coats of your favorite mascara. Voila! Stunningly easy.

What I used:

NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, $24 at Sephora. It’s kinda spendy, but trust me it’s SO worth it. I’ve tried so many primers, but none compare to this one. You don’t want to look like a raccoon at the end of the day, trust me..

If you don’t have a primer yet, you can use concealer until you get some. I use Benefit Boi-ing, but you can use any thick, tacky concealer.


Urban Decay Shadow Box Ammo, $38 at Sephora. Urban Decay is known for their quality shadows, and I agree. There aren’t many things I hate more in the make-up department than opening a brand new shadow and finding out it’s powdered chalk. If you can invest in some nice shadows, do so! Christmas is coming up, you know. Wink wink..

The first mascara I ever purchased was L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara. Since then I have tried dozens of different brands, wand shapes, formulas, and nothing else in the drug store compares to this! If you’re starting out in make-up, I really recommend this. It’s like $5 or $6 at Target.

Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial! Let me know if you’ve tried it. Comment below, tweet me (@Spiffany) or instagram me (@tiffanyfajen) your pictures or if you have requests for new posts.

Have a lovely day!


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