Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing good. Diwali is around the corner, and I’ll be doing a series of posts in context with the festival of lights. 🙂 Today’s post has to be special because I really went offbeat to create a purple-pink eye makeup. Well, at least it’s special for me. Because I’m really happy with how it turned out. 🙂
For the eyes, I actually used a liquid lipstick!
I used the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Flamingo Road. 😀 But wearing a purple eye on its own is a risky path that I won’t tread. So I used my current favorite Sigma Pink Aura Powder to create a color gradient, and finished up with a highlighter in the brow bone and inner corner of the eyes.
The Sigma Pink Aura Powder is another versatile product which I prefer more as a shadow. On Indian skin tones, the stark pink can be a beautiful blush as well, if used sparingly. It actually adds a beautiful flush of color which is so in keeping with the spirit of the festive season. 🙂 If you follow me on Instagram, you will know I used this powder for a pink makeup look during Navaratri.
The Base :
Since it is a festive look, I used the Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer all over my face, and on the lids as well. This is a hydrating primer, so I can pretty well use it the cooler months. It gives a very beautiful dewy finish to the skin that actually glows! Thanks to the very finely milled illuminating particles infused in it. Imparts a literal lit-from-within glow. I would even love to use this entirely on its own on a day when my skin looks and feels really good. 🙂
To complete my base makeup, I used
Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless foundation The Body Shop Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation in shade Malawi Beach, and my go-to L’Oreal True Match Concealer.
The Heroes of the Look :
Have to be Flamingo Road and Sigma Pink Aura Powder. 🙂 The intense color payoff of Flamingo Road paired with its powder matte formula helped making this look so simple and easy to achieve.
First I created a base with MAC Process Magenta from its Work It Out collection, on the lid and blended it out. Then I just took some of the product and applied with my Real Techniques Shading Brush all over the lid, and on the outer lower lashline. What I love about the retro matte formula is that it doesn’t dry up instantly, giving me enough window to apply and spread it over my lid. And once it dries, it doesn’t budge! No streaking, no melting, and no fading. I wore it on my lids for around 5 hours and it stayed just as fresh at the end of it. Actually lasted better than many powder shadows. I must say I’m super impressed with my innovating brainchild. Yeah I just need to stop bragging now. 😛
I used the Sigma Pink Aura Powder with the Sigma E40 Blending Brush, to diffuse any harsh edges left behind by the purple shade, and on the inner lower lash line. It’s better to keep a brown shadow handy as well, in case you wish to further tone down the color intensity.
I also used Kuwakaribisha from theBalm Voyage palette (another of my current favorites, and an absolute must-have of all times) to highlight the inner corner of my eyes, the brow bone, and on the high points of my face. Also used Huan-Ying, a pretty coral blush from the same palette on my cheeks.
A new launch and two old favorites…
For the wings I used the newly launched Nykaa Get Inked felt-tip liner. It’s the first time I tried it out, and I think you can really get creative with its ultra-precision tip. I loved it. For the lashes I used the MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara in the shade Well-Toned, from its Work It Out collection. It’s a pity the purple lashes don’t show up in the pictures. 🙁 But actually the purple is a little difficult to comprehend unless you observe closely and under bright lights. Nevertheless I love how voluptuous it makes my lashes. So ain’t complaining. And in any case, Work It Out has to be one of my all time favorite launches from MAC. Still regret not getting Sweaty Betty…
The lips had to be neutral, but a complete nude would have killed the colorful Bohemian spirit of the look. Enter oldie buddy MAC Mehr. 😀 The lippie that still has that beautiful pink soul. Yet is a subtle neutral to balance out everything in the look, keeping in with the essence of the theme. However you can use any pink-based MLBB shade for that matter. 🙂
So, that completes the look breakdown. You can wear it with colorful or printed skirts, or maxi dresses, and anything that speaks Bohemian. And you can find your own ways and occasions to wear it. Let me know what you liked the most from the look in the comments below. Would you like to try it out for yourself? Few more interesting posts coming up, so stay tuned! 🙂