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Violet + black smokey eyes | A Lana Del Rey-inspired makeup look

I have a (not-so-secret) secret: I’m kind of a huge Lana Del Rey fan. I’m not crazy about her face, and I’m on the fence about the whole persona she has going on, but — Lana Del Ray A.K.A Lizzy Grant; Born To Die? Kind of loved them.

Anyhow; today’s look is a Lana-inspired smokey violet eye, inspired by the look below. I’m actually pretty sure that the “violet” part of the smokey eye was added in post-production (and not all that well), but hey, the resulting image is no less stunning!

Hope you enjoy the look!

Read the tutorial & see a different set of images here.

Products used:

EYES: Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #92, Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Licoriche, Clinique Quickliner Intense for Eyes in Intense Black, NYX Eye Shadow in Black, Urban Decay Eye Shadow in SWF.

LIPS: Vasanti Ultra Luxe Lipstick in Sweden.

FACE: MAC Powder Blush in Harmony (Matte), Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Light, Marcelle Pressed Powder in Translucent.

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33 Comments

  • Reply callitbeautyblog

    OH HAIIII, GIRL! You so pretty!

    p.s.
    I love this look!
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    July 27, 2012 at 2:32 PM
  • Reply The Beauty Sample

    Holy wow–you looking friggin fabulous Rae! That purple…the perfect smudginess…purple+your lovely fair skin=pure and utter perfection. I'm so jealous right now it's not even funny :P
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    July 27, 2012 at 2:33 PM
  • Reply Carina

    Gorgeous makeup, you got the perfect blend and fade of purple!

    July 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM
  • Reply katherine

    nice look! Not too much for a day look… and I love purple!
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    July 27, 2012 at 9:21 PM
  • Reply Miss Kwong

    Very elegant, romantic look!!!!
    your purple shades are exactly what I love!

    And i’ve a girl crush on Lana Del Rey.

    July 28, 2012 at 12:53 AM
  • Reply Shang J.

    Purple looks so beautiful on you! ♥
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    July 28, 2012 at 4:56 AM
  • Reply mostlysunnybunny

    Love it! The colors work well on you, Rae!
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    July 28, 2012 at 5:08 AM
  • Reply Fleur

    SO beautiful! You look absolutely amazing :) I do love Lana Del Ray xo
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    July 28, 2012 at 7:48 AM
  • Reply Liz

    That is sooooo pretty. Love it, Rae! *flaps excitedly* :)

    July 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM
  • Reply torince

    This looks fantastic. The photo of Lana is pretty stunning, if I only I had the heavy eyelids to go with it!
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    July 28, 2012 at 12:04 PM
  • Reply @beauty_playlist

    Really lovely look! Plum is such a gorgeous color :)
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    July 28, 2012 at 8:52 PM
  • Reply sleepandwater

    Super pretty! Purple looks gorgeous against your eyes and pale complexion :)

    July 29, 2012 at 3:19 AM
  • Reply Memoiselle

    Youre so pretty with purple eyeshadow! I love how you blend it together, it looks sultry and nice :)

    July 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM
  • Reply Mimi

    !! You wear #92 so beautifully, Rae! :D I love this color so much, hate that stains like a bish on me though.

    July 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM
  • Reply toyarosie

    Uh, yea, I think we kind of like this look. HELLO, it's Gorgeous!!! Purples are definitely your kinda shade, Rae! Super-pretty :)
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:20 PM
  • Reply cocoatsecretindulgence

    Violet looks very nice on you! I can never wear this color as I look a bit tired with purple color all the time. Very unfortunate.

    August 6, 2012 at 1:36 AM
  • Reply sophie

    woww this look is beautiful :)

    x
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    August 14, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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