You have no idea how much hassle I had to go through to finally get this post up, from drafts magically disappearing to WordPress not allowing me to access my site! But the important thing is,I’m here now right?
So first things first, among many other goodies I got at The Ultimate Girls Day Out, the Rimmel Traffic Stopping Shadow was one of them so today Bellefbeauty is finally going to show you a purple smokey eye tutorial with the Rimmel Traffic Stopping Shadow palette
As you can see the colors look quite pigmented here, but I found that it wasn’t the case when they were applied onto my eyes (not impressed) , especially since I couldn’t wait to use the darkest shade of purple!
The palette also contains a little eye shadow applicator (I normally wouldn’t go near these for a smokey eye look because they key to getting a really strong smokey look is blend blend blend!)
To my surprise this worked out quite nicely here and I only actually used one other brush to achieve the smokey look below, so enough with the chit chat and check out the steps Bellefbeauty followed:
Step 1: After applying an eye primer, start with the lightest shade of purple all over your eye lid as a base (if it’s not perfect, don’t worry because it’s only going to be blended anyways!)
Step 2: I know you can’t see it very clearly here but for this step I used the darkest purple on the crease and outer corner of the eyes to the shape that I wanted my smokey eyes to have (again, doesn’t have to be perfect just make sure its right below the brow bone this way we’ll have room to blend upwards!)
Step 3: Apply the lightest shade of purple to the bottom lash line .
Step 4: Use a blending brush to blend the colors on the outer corner of your eyes in an upwards direction first and the slowly build your way to the center. Then using the same brush blend the colors on your bottom lash line.
Step 6: One this is done, add a good few coats of mascara (when it comes to smokey eyes, the bigger your lashes the better!) of course you can add false lashes if you want them to be more dramatic, but I’m not a fan of them so I just like to stick to really good mascara, (I used lash domination here)
Step 7: Add some highlighter to each tear duct so that your eyes will pop out (in a good way) and also put some highlighter on your brow bone so the arch of your eyebrow will appear higher (oh la la….)
And there you go, 7 easy-steps to achieve this purple smokey eye look!
I hope you’ve found this smokey eye tutorial useful, feel free to leave your comments below!
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