Purple, plum, fall!

Now that Fall is here I can finally start using all of my beautiful plum, purple and violet eye makeup that is just too heavy for summer.

Since last night's football game was an evening game, I decided to layer on some of my favorites for a fun, shimmery look.


I used all of the products pictured above, including 1 not pictured: an eyeshadow primer by Elf. The primer comes in a wand with a sponge tip and is about $3 dollars. Seriously. Yes, it works just as well as the super expensive Urban Decay primer. 

Step 1: Using your ring finger lightly tap the Elf eye shadow primer all over the eyelid.

Step 2: Using your ring finger begin building a nice layer of the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hours cream shadow in Painted Purple over your eyelid. The shadow is a thick, intense cream that should be smoothed on, not pulled across the lid. Work your way up the eyelid towards the crease, fading the color as you move upward.

Step 3: Using a brush layer the BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 color named Elixer (a pretty, shimmery light purple) right over the existing color to soften it and add shimmer. Also work up eyelid toward crease, fading the color as you move upward. (The Cocktail Hour palette is no longer available, but you can find a similar color in their existing shadows.)

Step 4: Using a brush, highlight your brow bone lightly with BareMinerals Icebreaker. Using your pinky, dab the same color into the inner corner of your eyes for highlight

Step 5: Dip a thin eyeliner brush into BareMinerals Swanky first, then into Shaken Not Stirred to create an indigo color. Line the top of your bottom lashes very very lightly with this color initially. I like to work backwards - I start at the outer corner with a heavy stroke then move inwards with less shadow and a lighter stroke. I also blend a tiny amount into the crease of the eyelid using my finger.

Step 6: Line the inside of your upper eyelid with the CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus liner in Black Onyx

Step 7: Curl lashes and apply one coat of CoverGirl LashBlast Volumizing mascara in Very Black to top lashes. Always start at the base of your lashes, wiggle the wand, and pull the mascara through from base to tip of lashes while spinning the brush in your hand. This covers the whole lash without causing clumps. Do this once for each eye then quickly repeat. 2 coats usually does the trick for me. Sometimes I take the wand and hold it vertically and sweep very very lightly (almost not at all) along the bottom lashes.

Step 8: Step back and smile. If you've overdone it - a quick, light blot with a cotton ball or swab will tone it down.