Fighting a Makeup Rut FOTD: Bright Violets.

IMATS London had just passed, and so I finally got inspired to incorporate my IMATS Toronto eyeshadows in a look. I should’ve showed you these in a look by now, but I’ve sorta been in a makeup rut recently. I’m trying to stay away from my trusty taupe for a little bit and inject some colour back into my life. (I still love you, MAC Satin Taupe!)

Please excuse the brows at the moment.  They are in an awkward grow out stage to prep for threading. 🙁

Today’s FOTD is super easy actually. I was pleasantly surprised that I can actually pull off a vibrant lilac on the lid. For the details on how to get it, read on.

Get the Look

Apply lavender eyeliner all over the lid as a colour base. Pat in lilac eyeshadow on top of the liner with a flat shader brush. Starting on the outer corner, take the bright violet with a pointed crease brush and sweep up into the outer crease. Blend carefully, but don’t overblend. Line lower waterline and lashline with the lavender eyeliner. Using an angled liner brush, apply the bright violet on the lower lashline. Add soft brown just above the crease colour to transition the colour better. Highlight under the brows as usual. Add pink blush to the apples of your cheeks, then extend up and out.

Products Used

Sephora Flashy Mauve Liner (pearly lavender)
MUFE Eyeshadow #89 (vibrant purple lilac)
Auraline Bright Violet Eyeshadow (matte bright violet)
MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow (matte medium warm brown)
L’Oreal Voluminous mascara
Quo 3-in-1 Brow Pencil in Light

MUFE Blush #112 (matte warm pink — I kinda love this blush.  I wish I had a shimmery version of it.)

MAC Lipstick in Patisserie (creamy pink)

FACE atelier Ultra Foundation in #5 + a dab MAC NW 45 (adjusted for colour match)
theBalm timeBalm Concealer in Medium
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Dark
MAC Fix+ Rose (I’ve been having some dry spots recently, so I spray this all over after I’ve finished my makeup. It also adds a little dewiness to an otherwise very matte look.)

More Pictures…

I tried getting some close up eye shots but my camera + lack of sunlight totally failed me.

Speaking of Makeup Ruts…

Is anyone else getting into a makeup rut, especially during the colder months?  I get kind of depressed and it shows in the makeup, LOL!  That bright purple gave me a much needed colour boost today.

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  • I LOVE purples! These shadows look great on you! 😀
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..FOTD: P&J Tango & Strawberry Jam =-.

    • Thanks Catherine. What are your fave purples?

  • love LOVE the purple eyes. works well with the creamy pink lipstick too.
    .-= The Asian Pear´s last blog ..Lil Miss Life Hacker =-.

    • Mmhmm this particular colour combo works perfectly! 🙂

  • Rae

    Oh my god, I absolutely adore this. The eyes are gorgeous, the cheeks are stunning, and the lips are just perfect!

    (Seriously. The cheeks are STUNNING.)

    (Says the blush whore.)
    .-= Rae´s last blog ..The Grammys happened. These looks did not. =-.

    • Seriously right? The pink blush looks really light in the pan that I was convinced it would look chalky on me, but damn it’s pretty! Bet it would suit you too!

      • Rae

        As far as I’m concerned, there is no such thing as a blush that does not suit me =D When you love blush this much, you find a way to make ANYTHING work!

        Perhaps I am less of a blush hoor and more of a blush… pimp…? Lol!
        .-= Rae´s last blog ..Samples: starting out with fragrances & where to order them! =-.

  • I *love* purple smoky eyes! It’s the one color that really seems to flatter everyone. The MUFE shadow is especially gorgeous… grr, I’m already starting to regret the makeup-buying ban for February. You’re not making this easy! 😛
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Makeup-free February: a resolution =-.

    • Whoops sorry! I’m starting to embrace purples more… I knew it was flattering but never really played with it that much. 🙂 Keep up that ban! Try mixing your own colours in your stash… the MUFE shadow is probably not that hard to find a dupe for.

  • You look wonderful! Love the colour, keep on breaking the rut! LOL Seriously, you look gorgeous 😀
    .-= Marce´s last blog ..Tutorial – Dark, Smoky Black Eyes =-.

    • Aww thanks Marce! I’ll try. 🙂 I’m thinking greens or blues for next time.

  • ohhh so pretty! I love purples, but I don’t wear them a whole lot. hmm I should start doing that! anyways, love everything in this FOTD! eyes+cheeks+lips = all gorgeous

    • Yes, start wearing your purples! Purples are foolproof colours when it comes to makeup. Even just lining your eyes in purple makes your look instantly awesome. 🙂

  • love the purple on you, so pretty!! xx
    .-= Anita (*swtexcape*)´s last blog ..A Little Facial Pampering =-.

  • That looks great on you. I don’t know if I am in a MU rut but I have been sticking to the same eye MU routine because it’s simple and fast.
    .-= marisol´s last blog ..Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang =-.

    • I hear ya. Simple and fast wins most days, but at least I get to perfect my neutral eye routine. 🙂

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