Wednesday, July 23, 2014

don't wait for old age to wear purple.


Sometimes, my biggest makeup inspiration is my makeup collection. There are times when I'll see a picture in a magazine and think: I want to re-create that look! And then there are other times when the look comes to me. Simply going through the makeup I own is enough to inspire me to try something different, use a shade I haven't in a while, and get a little creative.

That happened the other day. I was getting ready to see my boyfriend and I wasn't sure how I wanted to do my makeup. Should I go for something bronzey? Shimmery? Bright? Then I started riffling through my eyeshadow drawers. I came across a Wet n' Wild quad I bought in the wintertime. It had a pale purple, a deeper purple shade, and some cool greys and blacks. Instantly it hit me: purple everything.

I made a grab for my purple Rimmel eye pencil, my radiant orchid blush from Sephora, my Grape coloured Bite lip pencil, and the purple tinted gloss from Clinique. It was purple overload. I don't know quite where this love affair for purple came from - but it just felt right. So, I created a purple inspired makeup look. Take a look!


What I did to create the look? I applied that pale purple shade all over the lid and added the darker purple shade through the crease. A little purple eyeliner added some definition - but kept the look soft and feminine. A sweep of radiant orchid blush on the cheeks (blended out with my foundation for a softer look) and a bold purple lip.

I'm happy with the way this look turned out. It was a lot of purple....but definitely fun to create. It was nice seeing where the inspiration took me!

What inspires your makeup looks? Do you wear a lot of purple makeup?

xo Shannon

17 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous Shannon. hahaha reading the title I thought you were talking about hair color......
    kisses honey
    Lenya
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  2. I love purple makeup, I have quite a few products. Your makeup is always gorgeous !

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  3. Beautifully done Shannon! I don't wear much of makeup but I think I should start wearing eyeshadow

    xx

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  4. I was gifted a makeup set which included purple lipstick and purple eyeshadow. I have been wondering how to use such vibrant colors. Your entry has left me inspired to try purple as well! I'm not much of a makeup person, but it might change in a few years.

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  5. love how you put together the purple beauty look!
    I just picked up a couple purple lipsticks and can't wait to try them out!

    Amanda | feast.fashion.faves

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  6. It's absolutely a great make up, you look beautiful!
    Kisses

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  7. You look great! And no, I have nothing purple nor in make-up, nor in clothing for that matter. Weird. But, oh well, we have a long life ahead! :)

    Brigita,
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  8. I love this look! I'm gonna try and recreate this with my Naked 2 palette!

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  9. Amazing make up, great shade!!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!
    Kisses
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  10. Wow, look at your eyes! This perfect soft smokey in purple! Love it!!
    Baci,
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  11. Love this look! It's always so much for rediscovering things in your makeup collection! I don't wear as much purple as I should. You've inspired me!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  12. I like purple shades too. Your make-up looks great, you just gave me an idea! :)

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  13. Wow, this make up is so perfect and you're so pretty!
    Hmm, I actually don't wear too much makeup plus I think the only purple thing I own is a dress I wore for my uncle's wedding. :)

    XO, Melissa - My Digital Diaries

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  14. Oh honey purple on those amazing eyes is a killer combination! Stunning!

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  15. I love purple. Though for my lip color i tend to go towards plum shades but rock out vibrant purple color for my eyeshadow.

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