Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day Look: Golden Brown with Violet Crease

This is a simple way to add a twist of color to warm or neutral shades for day looks. 

Step 1: Use a thin, firm pointed brush to apply a rich violet shade to along the crease of the eye and slightly above it. 

Step 2: Then with your choice of a rich golden brown (I chose MAC Brass Pigment, but if you're not able to locate this use MAC Woodwinked or Urban Decay Baked), fill in the inner portions of the lid and use a soft blending brush to blend the edges a little so there are no obvious demarcations between the two shades.

Step 3: Pack on the golden brown once more right along the lash lines to intensify the color, as the blending will have taken away some of the intensity and shine. The purple would at this point be just a smoky trace at the edges of the brown.

 Step 4: Apply mascara and pale liner (beige or yellow) along the waterline to finish the look! Easy-peasy.
MAC Brass Pigment on the lids, I Nuovi Ultraviolet Dust in the crease

On the cheeks and lips, I wanted to keep everything fresh and sweet to go with the eyes.
  • Cheeks: NYX Pinky Blush applied a little more intensely than I usually do, for a flush.
  • Lips: Etude House Darling Ultra Shine "Strawberry Milk" lipstick (I highly recommend this if you like baby pinks but find Saint Germain or Viva Glam Gaga too blue or white. If you don't have retail stores near you, I think they're still sold here or on ebay here.)


  1. You did an amazing job of blending the violet into the golden shade. I love it!


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