Purple Party Makeup



Being that Radiant Orchid is the Pantone color of 2014 I decided to create another purple eyeshadow look, this time using the Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Collection in Petal Pusher. For this particular look I took inspiration from two gorgeous makeup tutorials – this one by Charlotte Tilbury and this one by Lisa Eldridge. It incorporates a soft purple smokey eye, peachy pink cheeks and a nude lip – perfect for a post-holiday season party. Here’s what I did, I hope you enjoy!

Face: Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – no surprise here! I applied a small amount of this foundation with fingertips; Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche Concealer – I applied a bit of this in an unspide down triangle shape underneath my eyes, and also applied a small amount down the bridge of my nose; Rimmel Stay Matte Powder – applied to my t-zone.

Eyes: Urban Decay 24 Hour Eyeliner in Corrupt – I lined all the way around my eyes with this pencil, and winged out the line slightly on my upper lash line. I then smudged the lower lash line with a smudge brush; Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Collection in Petal Pusher – I first mixed the left Eyelid shade and right Browbone shade and washed this all over my lids, blending outward. I then mixed the left Crease and Definer shades, and applied this to my lids, up to the crease. I also took a bit of the crease shade and smudged it on my upper and lower lash lines. For a finishing touch, I took some of the right Browbone shade on a fingertip, and patted it onto the center of my lids, as well as on the inner corners of my eyes. To complete the eye look I applied several coats of Maybelline the Falsies Mascara to my top and bottom lashes.

Cheeks: Jouer Mattifying Bronzer in Sunswept – I applied this bronzer underneath my cheekbones and on my temples; Nars Blush in Deep Throat – I applied a generous amount of this blush to the apples of my cheeks.

Lips: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude.


For a pared-down daytime look, apply the Urban Decay Eyeliner in Corrupt to the upper lash line only, winging out slightly at the outer corners. Follow by applying a mixture of the left eyelid and right browbone shades all over the lids, up to the crease.



  1. January 2, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    Wow I also wear purple eye for New Years Eve, and also just posted about it lol! I heart purple~

  2. January 2, 2014 / 5:58 pm

    you look gorgeous! love the nude lipstick and the eyeshadow palette.

    • January 2, 2014 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks! I’ve been loving purple lately – I think this palette, like Revlon Seductive, is another great dupe for Tom Ford’s Violet Dusk!

  3. January 2, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Beautiful! I really want that Wet ‘n Wild palette, but unfortunately they don’t sell it in Belgium 🙁

    ~ Hannelore

  4. January 3, 2014 / 11:18 am

    Ever since I got the Naked 3 palette – I’ve been loving the mauve colours! I love purples! Xx

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