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.
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.)
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.