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

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?

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  1. says

    woots, the bright purple looks great! I don’t know whether I can pull off such color, lol.
    Ah ELF studio powder brush 😀 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 😛
    Happy playing around with the new stuffs! 😀
    .-= Shuu´s last blog ..Oh-My-Blush! Part 2: NYX Powder Blush Natural =-.

  2. says

    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. says

    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 😀


  4. beautifulwithbrains says

    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. beautifulwithbrains says

    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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