The violet crease | A quick, easy way to wear colour

One of my favourite everyday looks (perhaps my top favourite, even) is one that, ironically, I will never be able to wear.

I’ve always loved the clean simplicity of a light, neutral lid with a soft pop! of colour in the crease – an eye that can be done in under two minutes, but still create a very polished, fresh look. So, to share it with you, I borrowed a friend’s lids (and, er, face)! Everyone, meet Becky. Becky, meet… everyone.

Hope you enjoy the look :)

Okay, so, a moment of honesty? These photos are over a year old (I wasn’t kidding when I said that I really do procrastinate a lot), and I’m not completely sure what we used. I’m going to guess the GOSH Golden/Chocolate duo on the lid (Golden as a wash, and Chocolate lightly on the outer 1/3, both on the lid and along the lower lashline), plus a blend of Korres Plum and Annabelle Violet Vibe in the crease.

With my predictability, I’d say there’s a 90% chance that these guesses are correct :P

P.S. I’m a huge fan of violet in the crease, but you could really go with anything! Blue, brown (a basic neutral eye), green…. anything. Hit up our colour posts for swatches of some of my favourite colour families.

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  • Jen W

    I also love purple in the crease, but admit that it looks much better in someone with a more defined crease than mine. Love the look you've created!
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    • Thanks, Jen! I like, basically haven't a crease at all, so this is a complete non-option for me :P

  • Mel

    Pretty! Those are the exact colors Isabel (miss Marcelle) wore to our brunch yesterday (but different products) ;) same makeup look. Weird coincidence you decide to post this today ha ha!

  • BeautyReflects

    Very pretty and oh so simple! Love it!
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  • Eek there's your friend with the pretty eyes again. :) Love this simple eye makeup; so soft and pretty.
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    • Yep! I'm going to have to ask her to lend me her lids again soon – they're a dream to work on ^^

  • I love a soft pop of color too but it's hard to pull off on my eyes too. Becky has lovely eyes :D

    • Blargh. The best alternative I've found for monolids is colour on the lower lashline, but – well, it's really not the same, is it? :(

  • I really like how purple can be dressed up or down with results for either being beautiful. Thank you for demonstrating!
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  • Sam

    Wow, it looks so amazing! It looks really natural, but the little pop of colour makes it more playful.



  • Gorgeous eye shadow! Really looks amazing. And nice to meet you, Becky! :)

    – Sarah

  • I have hooded eyes, so I can SEMI dupe this look but not completely. ; _ ; I feel your pain.

  • arsarca

    My sister is so hot!!!!