Violet Eyes
Look at my Violet Eyes
Closed Violet Eyes
Closed Violet Eyes
Open Violet Eyes
Open Violet Eyes

This look is inspired by Stylist Magazine‘s Trend on Trial where they tried eye pencils in shades of violet. There was a time when the only eye make up I wore was a brightly coloured eye pencil so I thought I would challenge myself and try the Jourdan Dunn eyeshadow look. The great thing about having brown eyes is that I can get away with any colour on my eyes, and I make sure I take full advantage!

As the focus is on the eyes, I didn’t use any foundation, although I would have done if I wanted a flawless look.  I swept some Bare Minerals Mineral Veil onto the bridge and tip of my nose using the Flawless Face brush, to lessen the shine.  Using my Bobbi Brown concealer brush, I applied Bobbi Brown colour corrector in Dark Bisque and Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Golden underneath my eyes.  I then used my Ruby & Millie travel sized blusher brush to apply a little Bobbi Brown loose powder in Pale Yellow.

I don’t have a violet shade in my make-up collection so I blended two colours together.  I started with the metallic purple colour in the Sleek Bad Girl 596 eyeshadow palette and applied it using my Ruby & Millie travel sized eyeshadow brush.  The brush is slightly firm so I could control the shape. I applied it over the whole upper lid, the crease and just above the crease, extending it out beyond the edge of my eye in a winged shape.  I then applied a little of the eyeshadow just underneath the lower lash line, three-quarters of the way using my Ruby & Millie angled eye brush, as this brush is quite soft.

To lighten the colour, I applied the metallic sky blue colour from the Acid 570 Sleek eyeshadow palette over all of the area I had just covered in purple, including under the lower lash line, using the same tools as I used for the purple colour.   I blended the two colours using my Boots No7 eyeshadow brush to make sure I achieved the violet colour I wanted.  The brush is soft so great for blending.  To add depth, using my Ruby & Millie eyeshadow brush, I applied another layer of the metallic purple colour to the winged tip and three-quarters along the crease. I extended this just to the beginning of the lower lash line.  I blended the colours again using my Boots No7 eyeshadow brush to create a seamless graduation of colour.

To finish on the eyes, I applied one coat of Maybelline Volum’ Express the Falsies mascara in Blackest Black to the top and bottom lashes to open up my eyes.  I defined my eyebrows using Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Mahogany 10 and a firm, short bristled angled brush.

I applied a little YSL bronzer and No7 blusher in Honey 20 to my cheeks for a hint of colour and shimmer using my No7 blusher brush.

Finally, for my lips, I lined my lips with Bobbi Brown lip liner in Cocoa and applied Bobbi Brown lip colour in Hot Cocoa 57 straight from the tube.

I think this is a very wearable shade of violet.  I wonder if I can get away with this during the day…

Violet Eyes full face
Violet Eyes full face
Violet Eyes Beauty Kit (without the eyebrow kit)
Violet Eyes Beauty Kit (without the eyebrow kit)

Unfortunately, the following products are no longer available:

  • Anything by Ruby & Millie – the whole line has been discontinued.
  • Bobbi Brown lipstick in Hot Cocoa 57.
  • YSL bronzing powder – this was a free gift when I purchased foundation however there are two other shades currently available.


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