Pretty Simple :: Easy on the Eyes

  Pretty Simple Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale | Photos by Cory Ryan for Camille Styles

If you were to open up my Urban Decay eyeshadow palette, it’d be a dead giveaway as to what my eye makeup tendencies are. The taupes, beiges, golds, whites and grays are all practically gone, while the vibrant blues, greens and purples appear untouched… am I the only one terrified of using bold colors on my lids? Well since our Pretty Simple series is all about stepping outside of our comfort zones, I thought it the perfect time to have resident beauty expert Martha Lynn teach us a thing or two about using color on our lids. She predicts that we’re going to be seeing lots of dark purples this season, and if used correctly, the color can actually be used as a neutral. We’re loving the intense look Martha Lynn created here — keep reading to see how to recreate it in a few easy steps!

Pretty Simple Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale | Photos by Cory Ryan for Camille Styles

  1. Apply purple shadow from the lash line to the crease. We used Mac Nocturnelle with a Trish McEvoy size 6 brush.
  2. Apply pink shadow in the crease and blend with the purple shadow. We used Mac Expensive Pink.
  3. Use a black pencil to draw a thick line on the top lash line.
  4. Line the waterline of the eye with black pencil.
  5. Use a q-tip to carefully smudge the black eye liner on top.
  6. Apply the purple shadow with a small brush going along the outer edge of the lash line on the bottom lid.
  7. Apply mascara
  8. Finish off the look with a berry colored lip gloss.

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7 Responses to “Pretty Simple :: Easy on the Eyes”

  1. Cristina | FUJI FILES

    I really don’t use color in my makeup routine, but if I did purple is where I’d start!

  2. ash

    everything looks better in color, especially on chanel!

  3. Michelle

    ditto ash, so pretty chanel!

  4. Jess | the Jess Journals

    I wish there was a front-facing pic! The purple is gorgeous, though I’d love to see the look front-on.

  5. kelly

    Gorgeous color! Someone has been using their clarisonic, your skin is flawless!

  6. Jess

    I second that, Kelly! GORG skin, Channie! :)


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