A smokey violet and blue FOTD | ft. MAC, FaceFront, and tokidoki

I had wanted to create a (darkly) colourful smokey eye for you today, and I was really happy with how it turned out… with one (huge) exception: I kind of forgot to put mascara on (or curl, for that matter) the lashes on my left side. And I didn’t notice until I had already finished taking this photo set and the sun began to go down.


But anyways! Here’s a bold blue-and-violet smokey eye to start the week. Just, um, try not to look too closely at the full-face shots, mmkay?

{see the teaser!}

(what a difference lighting and camera angles make!)

Products used

Eyes: FaceFront Artistic Pigment in Shallow Depth (blue; LE Tokyo Future), tokidoki Vegas palette (silver and dark purple shades), Marcelle Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Imju Fiberwig mascara in Black (original formula – “extra long”), Smashbox Single Eyeshadow in Smoke (matte grey; brows)

Lips: MAC Lipstick in Desire (berry; Lustre) blotted over a thin layer of GOSH Velvet Touch lipstick in Darling (pale pink-nude)

Cheeks: tokidoki Vegas palette (shimmery pink), Smashbox Single Eyeshadow in Smoke (matte grey; contour)

Skin: Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent, Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer in Light

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  • Reply dani@callitbeauty


    The blue! The violet! Everything is pretty and nothing hurts!

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    December 6, 2011 at 1:29 AM
  • Reply Paris B

    So beautiful Rae! And such well taken shots. Your fotds never cease to amaze me :D
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    December 6, 2011 at 1:29 AM
  • Reply Fieran

    This is gorgeous! I love your blending skills. I would never have thought of blending that medium blue with violet. I would also not have noticed the difference in your lashes (mascara vs mascara-less) had you not mentioned it :)

    Look great Rae!

    December 6, 2011 at 1:47 AM
  • Reply cclarebear

    Stunning eye look, as usual :) I love your FOTD posts.
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    December 6, 2011 at 3:37 AM
  • Reply shareena

    oh!! thats beautiful! I just do this look yesterday!! ^_^ beautiful! ^_^
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    December 6, 2011 at 3:51 AM
  • Reply Jamilla

    Such a stunning look! I'm loving those cheekbones!

    December 6, 2011 at 4:07 AM
  • Reply @avainwoman

    Argh so beautiful! You always look flawless but I especially adore the pop of blue used on the lid.
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    December 6, 2011 at 5:09 AM
  • Reply Larie

    Gorgeous! I really love the blue+violet combo!

    And re: lashes. I wore mascara yesterday just for Tracy and it smudged everywhere and I was sad. I hate mascara. Life is better without it :P
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    December 6, 2011 at 11:32 AM
  • Reply Rocaille

    It's amazing – I always struggle with blues on my eyes, but this is genius!
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    December 6, 2011 at 12:07 PM
  • Reply Liz (Reductionista)

    You hardly notice the lack of mascara because the shadows are so beautifully applied! I love your EOTDs. Some day I'll be brave and actually try them out. ;o
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    December 6, 2011 at 2:36 PM
  • Reply Tiffany

    Beautiful smokey eye!!!!! Love the colors you used and blended. Such a soft, but yet still a bold look. ^^ I want to try this out now~
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    December 6, 2011 at 3:34 PM
  • Reply Kate & Zena


    (Sorry I haven't been around much. Math is kicking my booty. I have finals next week and I'm FREE! FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    December 6, 2011 at 5:26 PM
  • Reply Makeup Kismet

    So smokin' there, Rae ;)

    December 6, 2011 at 7:06 PM
  • Reply peach_

    Um. WOW! That stare is killing me. <3 Absolutely beautiful and flawless!
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    December 6, 2011 at 8:23 PM
  • Reply smashinbeauty

    Wow love it gotta try it :D

    December 7, 2011 at 6:07 AM
  • Reply Isabel

    VERY nice! I absolutely love the look. You smokin' hot!

    December 8, 2011 at 11:17 AM
  • Reply @BloominBeauty5

    Looooooove this eye look! So gorgeous!

    December 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM
  • Reply Katrine

    So great – I love the way you do colour. I don't even particularly like colourful eye looks, but yours are always super beautiful!

    December 10, 2011 at 8:19 AM
  • Reply @ShannoninBC

    What a great look :D such precision with your liner, too, impressive!

    December 11, 2011 at 11:29 AM
  • Reply Vulcan_Butterfly

    This is absolutely gorgeous.

    December 13, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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  • Reply Jo Ann

    Love the eyes…definitely a great look! And gotta give it up for the tokidoki Vegas Palette!!!!

    January 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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