I put together a makeup look using the new limited edition Laura Mercier “Artist’s Palette.” The main shade I used from the palette is a shimmering purple called African Violet, and I knew I wanted to center my look around it! I added some depth with brown in the crease and added a contrast with some black eyeliner. I have the full look inside, including what I used on my face, cheeks, and lips!
HOW TO ACHIEVE THIS LOOK:
- Apply “African Violet” over your entire eyelid and along your lower lash-line.
- Apply “Truffle,” which is a medium matte brown into the crease of your eye, blending it up slightly outside of the socket.
- Apply “Vanilla Nuts,” a matte beige to the brow-bone, blending out “Truffle” well.
- Apply “Violet Ink,” a deep matte purple to the outer-third of your eye, and along the outer third of your lower lash-line.
At this point, you can make the look your own, depending on how dramatic or subtle you want it to be. I went all the way, adding black eyeliner to my lower water-line and upper lash-line, as well as adding false eyelashes! It really makes the purple colors pop.
“African Violet,” from the palette, really has the most gorgeous golden reflect to it. It lights up on your eyelid!
For my face makeup, I used foundation and bronzer to contour my cheekbones. I also applied some highlighter along my cheekbones to give my skin a glowing look. To finish it off and keep it subtle, I applied a nude-pink lip gloss to my lips. The eyes steal the show here!
The purple will enhance blue and green eyes and make brown eyes look even brighter. Besides the fact that purple is my favorite color, it really is a wonderful shade that every eye color can wear.
If you want to see full swatches and information on the Laura Mercier “Artist’s Palette For Eyes,” click here.
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