FOTD: inspired by Scarlett at the Tonys

Last Monday, I put up a few photos of ScarJo’s Tony Awards look, a gorgeous violet eye with matte pink cheeks and natural, slightly-pink lips. A couple of you expressed as much enthusiasm about the look as I was feeling, so I duped it.

Or, at least, I tried to. See, it didn’t go so well — I got distracted partway through and it ended up a lot (a lot) darker. I figured we’d leave it at that and more on.

Then Hard Candy’s Daydream came in the mail. Perfection. I knew what I had to do! 

For a how-to, a product list, and many more images…


Start by priming the eye area. Then, using a flat shader brush, cover the lid surface with a sheer pink-violet. Using the same brush and shadow, foil the colour onto the middle of the lid for intensity. To add depth to the eye, use a fluffy brush to buff a dark blue-violet into your outer V, adding just a bit at a time and adding more if needed.

Then, take a shimmery true violet and blend the two together, adding this colour also to the lower lashline with a flatter eye brush. Clean off this same brush well, then use it to add more of the pink-violet to the inner corner (both on the lid and on the lower lashline.) Add shimmery, silver glitter to the inner V, line with a dark, shimmery violet, and apply mascara.
Lips & cheeks
Contour the cheeks with a medium toned matte pink and top with (a) a luminizer on the very top of the cheekbones, or (b) a sheer, luminizing blusher on the top half of the cheekbones. For the lips, use a creamy, shimmer-free “natural” lip colour, with a bit of pink to it if possible.


The only thing not cooperating for this look? The sun! It was full sun or no sun… I chose no sun for some of the shots, and the results were blurry. (I’m okay with that, though, because full sun would have just produces wierd tones and grossness anyways.)

A few with flash:

Products used:

Annabelle Vivid Violet (shimmery true violet)
Senna Destiny (dark blue-violet)
Hard Candy Daydream, violet side only (sheer pink-violet)
Korres Plum (red-violet used as liner)
MAC Blanc Type (matte highlighter)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Annabelle Glitterama liner in Oxidize (silver glitter liner)
Hard Candy Blush Crush in Honeymoon (glowy, peachy blusher)
NARS powder blush in Mata Hari (matte pink blusher)
Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L107 (peachy-pink “natural” lip colour)

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