Follow these steps to achieve a subtle Purple Smokey Eye look perfect for day time and if you use a shade or two darker and with a thicker eye liner, it would be perfect for evening as well
Step 1: Start with a bare clean eye. Make sure to use an eye primer if you want the look to last long. And apply a concealer to cancel out any pigmentation whatsoever (because it makes a world of a difference. See before and after photo below)
Step 2 & 3: Apply a base shadow covering your entire lid area. This shade should be lighter than the shade you will be using to create the smokey-eye effect.
Step 4: Taking a darker shade in purple, draw a line (only to make it easier) with a brush (I used pixel point eye liner brush from my Eye Starter Set) from your outer lid, extending it over to the outer crease area. This will only make the blending easier. The ‘line’ that I drew is very light as you can see and it’s only because the color from the eye shadow palette that I’m using happens to be extremely pigmented. This much amount suffices because we’re creating a look that isn’t too ‘in-your-face’.
Step 5: Using a blending brush, blend out the harsh line you created in step 4 and make it look neat. If you feel like the shade you applied is a tad too light, then darken the line and blend the same.
Step 6: Apply a thin eye-liner (because the idea is NOT to create a dramatic eye with a thick liner).
Step 7: Curl your lashes and apply kajal.
Step 8: Apply decent amount of mascara and your look is complete
And here’s a list of the products I used
- Revlon Photo Ready Concealer
- BH Cosmetics Day&Night Eye Shadow Palette
- Real Techniques Eye Starter Set Brushes
- Deborah Definite Volume & Curl Mascara
- Maybelline Gel Liner