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.
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.