Back to your roots: a random violet EOTD

It occurred to me that I haven’t done a violet eye look recently, which – well, I mean, seriously? I feel like I’ve accidentally broken one of the key rules of engagement for real life.

Anyhow. Just a simple, wearable violet eye look for you today. Clinique Lid Smoothie in Born Freesia (of course) as the base, Lancome Angora eyeshadow in the inner corner, Korres Plum for most of the colour. Plus, my secret to any violet smokey eye – just a tiny, tiny bit of Make Up For Ever 92, buffed overtop with a fluffy blending brush and feather-light movements. I’ll have to do a before/after with it one of these days; a little bit of 92 makes so much of a difference.

Finish with black liner smudged into the upper lashline (probably L’Oreal HiP Creme liner, just because I’m attempting to use mine up) & Imju Fiberwig (which I adore) on the lashes themselves.

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  • looks lovely on you. x

  • Jamilla

    Ethereal and gorgeous! Violet really suits you!

  • Nina

    I should try this look, just (accidentally) got a violet/purple palette, it seems perfect for this =)

    • Ha! Nina, how did you *accidentally* get a violet/purple palette? :P

      • Nina

        I originally went to buy an eyeshadow duo with a brown and beige/white in it but I was in a hurry, so I quickly showed the SA what I wanted and she got the product and we went to the cash register. But we both didn't check the product to see if it was the one I wanted so I paid and got out. When I got home, I noticed that the box's size was slightly bigger than what I chose, I checked the shade name and there, I got a violet palette instead a brown one :D I really liked the colours so I decided to keep it, plus there were just a little difference between the prices so I thought "cool!" :D Yeah I'm such a silly one ^^

        • Lol!! Well, have fun with your palette :P You two were clearly meant to be! :D

  • That's such a pretty look on you – dramatic but still kind of understated and wearable. I love Korres eyeshadows :)
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    • I just have Plum, but it's quite nice – I was surprised that it was so buttery!

      Glad you liked the look ;o)

  • Love this smokey eye on you Rae! I don't have any of the shadows you used, must look into them (particularly the Clinique lid smoothie) x
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    • Thanks, Cecilia! Perhaps give this a try with the violet No 17 shadow + Sleek Graphite? :)

      You NEED 92, though. It's such a must-have!

  • dani@callitbeauty

    Ahh purple, my favourite colour <3. I actually have to stop myself from picking a purple shade up whenever I feel inspired to do a look :p.

    The Born Freesie & Plum combo is so gorgeous!
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    • Haha, I know what you mean! It's like, no, Rae – back off from the violets for a bit. I think I overdid the backing-off and ended up in a violet void, though :P Must continue working on fixing this!

  • I was planning on calling a small intervention committee when I noticed the lack of violet. I'm glad the issue has been remedied. <3
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  • zeet

    oh my gosh, i found a picture of your eye randomly on google while searching a mascara and was surprised to see that our eyes look EXACTLY THE SAME. i've been looking for a beauty blogger who has the same eye shape as me as i find that our eye shape is very limiting, i feel like there isn't much we can do with it.

    It was a little chilling to see how similar our eyes are. same with our eyebrow spareseness and shape!!!

    I feel like I am looking at my own eye with make up on, and in super high-def.

    I'm sure you understand the rareity of our particular eyeshape (as there are many many different types of monolids). I am so excited!! This is too cool. By the way- are you korean? I am.

    • Eee! That *is* quite exciting :D Glad you found theNotice, zeet!

      (And for the record… I don't think our eye shape is limiting at all! Sure, it's no double-lid, but there's so much you can do with it ^.^)

  • Zandra

    I know you posted this a while ago, but I found it while I was googling some makeup… I just had to say that it's stunning! I really love how simple yet gorgeous it is and I also like that it enhances the shape of your eyes!