Nov 12, 2010

Deep purple smokey eyes

Hey there, good lookin' !
As you may know, I adore dark smokey eyes, purple shades in particular.

So here's another purple smokey using mineral make-up.

The key to this look is to use a base that allows you to blend well. For me, drying primers are out of the question, the base needs to be able to move on the skin, thus blending out the shade on top perfectly.  

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 Products used:
Alverde cream concealer as my base
Sweetscent Midnight Burgundy Mineral Eyeshadow
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Cherry Red  the crease but layered over the blended-out Midnight Burgundy.
Everday Minerals eyeshadow for the inner corner highlight.

            The look required a loooooooot of blending and I even had to clean up my whole face with make-up     remover before putting foundation on.

And a smiling face :) wearing a regular tee, how very low maintenance of me :P


Rakhshanda said...

wow..really deep this look...great job!

Gone2RehabBRB said...

Thank you =)
I <3 purple.

Sara.H said...

OMG! that's so pretty :) totally love the look

Gone2RehabBRB said...

aww, thanks.
I am pleased with the color combo, I could wear purple all the time :)

Emily♥ 에밀리 ♥エミリー said...

Beautiful, love this! Gorgeous plum shades blended to perfection ;)

Gone2RehabBRB said...

@Emily♥ 에밀리 ♥エミリー
merci XD

The Dazzle Dust is actually bright shimmery fuchsia color, but it blended into a very interesting shade
this time

nihrida said...


Gone2RehabBRB said...


Thank you <3
Minerals really aren't awesome:)

Aranza said...

Love the purple eyes! I love purple :)

Gone2RehabBRB said...

Purple is awesome =))

Ina said...

Oh be still, my beating heart :)

Gone2RehabBRB said...

hehe, hang tight, ina's heartbeat :P

David said...

this looks awesome! You have some serious skill when it comes to blending- I couldn't have done this look on someone without getting pissed and having to restart over again. I like how it's dramatic but if I saw it on someone during the day it would still look very wearable

SilhouetteScreams said...

This is ridiculously beautiful :O I LOVE the reddened purple of the crease and the sparkly lid. Almost looks like there's a super super super fine glitter there.

Gone2RehabBRB said...

Thank you.
well, I did get a stupid amount of fall out, you can see the crisp line on the outer corner as a result of clean-up :D.
I had to clean my cheeks all the way to my temples. Twas crazy.

I'd say it's wearable, at least for me with my hooded eyes and glasses you can only see the liner anyway:D

Gone2RehabBRB said...

aww, thanks =)
Hmmm, now that you mentioned, I think I patted a shadow on the top which had fine burgudny glitter.

Will have to check my stash.

The Peach said...

So pretty! You did an amazing job on this look! Love your blending skills!

Gone2RehabBRB said...

@The Peach
Thank you so much =)

ermm, it takes more time than skills :P

esteeem said...

love it! purple = <3

Gone2RehabBRB said...

Ditto XD

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