Looks: Purple Gateau

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Hello everyone,

it’s been a while since I used loose eyeshadows in a look so I thought it was high time I remedied that. So, I decided to use one of my favourite shades from Shiro Cosmetics, Mew, a stunning strawberry pink with yellow undertones and paired it with purple. I really love how the look turned out. It’s bright but also feminine.

I’m sorry the pictures of the finished look are so small this time. I was resizing the photos for the tutorial and stupidly reduced their size too much by mistake too. 😳 I’ll try and be more careful next time. But without further ado, here’s the look, and the list of the products I used:

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Shiro Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow in Mew
Black Up Pearl Powder in PP15
Sleek Makeup I-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette
Pupa True Eyes Eyeliner
– Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Magic
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef

purple gateau tutorial

1. Apply an eyeshadow base to ensure your makeup will stay put for hours and, because we’re using pigments, also a primer formulated to make the loose powder better “stick” to the lid and bring out the shimmers, such as Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.
2. Pat a bright strawberry pink shade with a very subtle peachy-yellow tone (I used Shiro Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow in Mew) on the lid.
3. With a pencil brush, apply a rich purple shade with gold and bronze shimmers (I used Black Up Pearl Powder in PP15) on the outer V and crease.
4. Now, take a blending brush, such as MAC 217 Blending Brush, and blend the purple out.
5. Pat a pink shade with gold iridescence (I used Gateau in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the middle part of the lid. The gold iridescence will really shine when the light hits it, producing a beautiful effect.
6. Sweep a matte cream shade (I used Bow in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the browbone and the inner corner of the eyes.
7. Apply the purple shade you previously used on the lower lashline as well.
8. Line your upper lashline with a black pencil liner and apply mascara.

1. My skin is behaving at the moment, so I only dabbed on concealer on my undereye area but you can use foundation too, if you need it.
2. Sweep a matte coral pink blush (I used Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Magic) on the apples of your cheeks.
3. Apply a orangey coral lipgloss (I used Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef) on your lips.

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  1. Janessa says

    Love the colors! For Buxom lash, I found it didn’t do anything for me unless I curled my lashes, that’s just a tip! 😀 It’s a completely different mascara on curled lashes and it gives separated, long lashes (not necessarily the most voluminous). No need to use a lash curler and curl away, I just wanted to let you know why I liked it so much.

    You pull off colored eyeshadow so nicely. Your application, color choices, are superior.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Janessa, thank you!

      And thank you also for the tip about Buxom lash. I very rarely curl my lashes and so, when I used this mascara, I noticed it didn’t do much for me either. I thought it was just an ok mascara. But I’m gonna try it on curl lashes tomorrow and see how my lashes will turn out. I can’t wait, actually!

      • Janessa says

        I’m the opposite, I just curl my lashes and skip mascara haha. I hope you like the results!. To hold a curl best, I apply a light coat first, one or two sweeps on each eye then go back for another coat. I don’t even wait for the first coat to dry, I just alternate sides (eye) and that’s enough time itself.

        • beautifulwithbrains says

          Janessa, I guess it’s because I can spend between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how many colours I use and how complicated the look is, at applying my eyeshadows that, when it’s time to do the lashes, I just want a fuss-free mascara that gives me dramatic lashes straight away. But I will try your technique tomorrow and let you know the results. :)

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