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

Friday, July 27, 2012

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 Responses to “Violet + black smokey eyes | A Lana Del Rey-inspired makeup look”

  1. OH HAIIII, GIRL! You so pretty!

    p.s.
    I love this look!
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  2. 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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  3. Gorgeous makeup, you got the perfect blend and fade of purple!

  4. nice look! Not too much for a day look… and I love purple!
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  5. Very elegant, romantic look!!!!
    your purple shades are exactly what I love!

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

  6. Purple looks so beautiful on you! ♥
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  7. mostlysunnybunny, on July 28th, 2012 at 5:08 am said:

    Love it! The colors work well on you, Rae!
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  8. Fleur, on July 28th, 2012 at 7:48 am said:

    SO beautiful! You look absolutely amazing :) I do love Lana Del Ray xo
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  9. That is sooooo pretty. Love it, Rae! *flaps excitedly* :)

  10. torince, on July 28th, 2012 at 12:04 pm said:

    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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  11. Really lovely look! Plum is such a gorgeous color :)
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  12. Super pretty! Purple looks gorgeous against your eyes and pale complexion :)

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

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

  15. toyarosie, on August 3rd, 2012 at 7:20 pm said:

    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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  16. cocoatsecretindulgence, on August 6th, 2012 at 1:36 am said:

    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.

  17. ;o) Thanks, honey!

    (In other news: meep! I just realized I forgot to reply to any of the comments on this post >.<)

  18. Aww, thank you! <3

  19. Thanks, Carina!

  20. Thank you, Katherine! I'm a huge purple fan, too ;)

  21. Thanks, honey! I love these purple tones, too — 92 pairs like a dream with dark shades.

  22. Thank you!

  23. Thanks, Sunny :)

  24. Aww, thank you, Fleur!

  25. Haha, thanks love :P *flaps right back*

  26. Thanks, hon! & I know what you mean about Lana's lids — gorgeous, right? : )

  27. Glad you liked the look! :)

  28. Thanks, hon :)

  29. Aww, thank you! I love violets, but I can't stand patchy colour — I feel like well-blended is the only way I can wear shades like this, y'know?

  30. Gah, same here >.< It always stains my lids so terrible — pain in the arse. (Worth it, though!)

  31. Haha, thank you, lovely :) I'm glad you think so, because I'm a total purple addict!

  32. Thanks, hon! Try a purple with more of a blue base (or maybe a blue base with a luminous finish, too) — it's usually the red undertones that make people look tired ;)

  33. woww this look is beautiful :)

    x
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