An eye that (gasp!) isn’t mine

Good morning, ladies! I’d like you to meet Becky, a terrorist from outer space friend of mine who was forcibly willing to be made-over. I just had a few minutes, but we put on a fairly natural-looking violet and brown smokey eye. 

Her eyes photograph just gorgeously, hence the overabundance of eye close-ups! I warn you, though, the lighting was crap, so they’re not all the best shots. One of these days, we’ll have to do a “full” look (aka one in which we have more than five minutes to do it) and take some natural light photos.

A few ore photos (including full-face shots,) a quick how-to, and a “products used” behind the cut!


Start by priming the lid with concealer and/or an eye primer. Work a semi-matte ivory in the inner third of your eye (Lancome Positive,) a golden shade similar to your skintone in the middle (Honeymoon,) and a darker brown-grey on the outer third (Noix.) Blend well!

To add violet to the look, use a blending brush (MAC 217) to buff a dark plum (Korres Plum) into the outer third of your eye, concentrating on the outer V. Then, to intensify the violet without adding too much weight to the look, use the same brush to blend in an intense violet (MUFE 92.) Add mascara and liner if desired. Finally, using a clean brush, finish up the look by blending out the edges of the shadow and hilighting the browbone (Positive.)


Make Up For Ever 92
Korres Plum
Lancome Noix, Honeymoon, and Positive

Lancome Aplum
Senna Vionnet

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