Looks: Purple with a splash of green + E.L.F. Studio Line haul

Hello everyone,

here is a look I did using two of my favourite eyeshadow colors: green and purple. Although you can barely see the green in the finished look, which wasn’t what I had in mind at first, I really like how it turned out. It’s colorful but still very wearable.

violet green 01

violet green 02

Products used:
– Urban Decay Primer Potion
– Barry M Dazzle Dust #15 aqua
– Sleek Original eyeshadow palette (green and purple)
– Sleek Acid palette (purple)
– Barry M Dazzle Dust #65 green iridescent
– Kiko eyeshadow in Vinaccia Scuro (purple)
– Prestige eyeliner in Kiwi
– L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara

Directions:
Apply Urban Decay Primer Potion with your fingers all over lid as a base.
With an eyeshadow brush (I used E.L.F’s one), apply an aqua shade (I used Barry M Dazzle Dust #15 aqua) on the lid.
With the same brush, gently pat an emerald green color above the aqua shade to slightly change the color.
Apply a bright purple shade (I used the one in Sleek Acid palette) on the crease and blend.
Apply a line of green eyeliner (I used Prestige eyeliner in Kiwi) on the lower lashline.
Apply a dark purple shade (I used the one in Sleek Original palette) on the outer corner and, with MAC 219 pencil brush, on the outer lower lashline.
Swipe a sheer white shade (I used Barry M Dazzle Dust #65 green iridescent) on the browbone to highlight. Apply the same shade in the inner corner and inner lower lashline. Blend.
Apply a purple shade (I used Kiko in Vinaccia Scuro) on the crease to blend the colors a bit more.
Finish off with mascara.

elf studio haul
I also wanted to show you my E.L.F. studio haul which arrived this morning. I didn’t order many things because I’m supposed to be on a makeup ban this month. And if you follow me on Twitter you know that’s not going very well. The Studio Line was on sale so how I was supposed to say no? But I’ve been good and only ordered things I needed:

Powder brush: I’ve been wanting this brush ever since I saw Connie’s review. She said it works great to apply liquid foundation and this is exactly how I plan to use it. Can’t wait to try it!

Complexion brush: I was surprised at how soft the bristles are! It has a horrible chemical-scent, but that should fade after the first wash.

Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder: the blush is gorgeous but the bronzer looks way too dark for me. Still, I’ll try and find a way to put it to good use.

Golden Bronzer: I love bronzers but it’s hard to find one that works with my pale skin. Hopefully this will. Unfortunately it’s a bit broken but nothing irreparable.

Reviews are coming soon! Have you tried anything from the E.L.F. Studio Line? What do you think of the products?

11 Comment

  1. woots, the bright purple looks great! I don’t know whether I can pull off such color, lol.
    Ah ELF studio powder brush :D I heard the raves about this brush everywhere. I wanted to get one yet at this rate, I will have to officially declare my bankruptcy soon (also personal famine). Maybe next month :P
    Happy playing around with the new stuffs! :D
    .-= Shuu´s last blog ..Oh-My-Blush! Part 2: NYX Powder Blush Natural =-.

  2. I like how the green color looks a bit gray-ish in the pic. Looks lovely!

    I heard that the warm bronzers work pretty well for pale skin. You should try that too when you have the chance Gio. I love ELF Powder brush, I use it for mineral foundation and liquid foundation. Such a great high quality brush for such a low price! I’m ok with the blush./bronzer duo. I think i’d love it more if mines was less shimmery.
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..I’ve MOVED. =-.

  3. Aw Gio this is so pretty! The purple really suits your eyes and the whole looks very feminine and pretty! And I agree with Nikki above – you have great ‘eye’ looks and are so creative. Def an inspiration :D

    Renee

  4. Thiamere: thanks! I hope you get them soon. I love mine, the bristles are so soft!

    Shuu: thank you! Purples are tricky, they either make you look great or like you have just been punched in the eyes.
    Hope you manage to get it soon. I couldn’t resist getting it after all the raves but hadn’t it been on sale I probably would have waited. My spending is starting to get out of control lately.

    Dao: thanks. Yes, I couldn’t resist it and so far I love it! I only broke the ban because the line was on sale. It’s hard to be on a ban with all these sales around at the moment :( Review is coming soon!

    Plue: thanks :) I havn’t played with the bronzer properly yet but it looks very pretty and suitable for pale skin :)

    Anastacia: thank you. :)
    I’m not sure if wordpress (the platform I’m using) has a plugin similar to the “follow this blog” feature on blogger but I’ll have a look and see if I can find one. :) In the meantime, maybe you can subscribe to my feed via email, so that whenever I publish a new post it will be delivered to your email?

    Nikki: thank you so much hun, you’re so sweet :)

    Dee: thanks, I’m glad you like it :)
    Really? I didn’t get that one cos the picture on the website looked too dark for me but then those pictures aren’t always reliable. I’ll check it out next time I make an order, there are still quite a few things I want to try from this line. :) I’m really excited about the powder brush, so far I love it. The quality is amazing, esp considering the price.

    Renee: thank you so much, you’re too kind! :)

  5. Vonvon, thanks. I love purples and pinks, they look so pretty together. This look is colorful but not too bright so I think it’s suitable for both day and night time :)

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