Evening purple – late summer look

Summer is coming to a close, and I wanted a look to bridge the gap into Autumn. I kept everything light to keep the freshness of summer, but introduced a darker purple shadow to compliment the earlier sunsets we’re having. This look is appropriate for both day and night, perfect for going from the office to happy hour to dinner afterward.

1 - bb and brow

Starting fresh-faced, with my brows done and bb cream on.

2a - contour powder

Apply contouring powder first, I use Soft Sand from MAC and an angled contour brush.

2b - contour app

Focus application underneath the cheekbones and chin. Depending on facial shape you may also apply to the sides of the nose and near the temples.

3a - blush powder

A cool tone blush to help the feeling of coming autum, Dame by MAC, and a round powder brush.

3b - blush app

Keep blush application away from the apples of the cheeks since the eyes will have some dark color. Too much color near the middle of the face will leave you looking overdone.

4a - highlight powder

Finishing off my face with some highlighting powder, Candlelight by Kevyn Aucoin, applied with the included brush.

4b - highlight app

Whenever my blush is kept off of the apples of the cheeks, I like to bring my highlighter down to add some lightness to the center of my face. Also apply to the bridge of the nose and on the browbone.

5 - face done

Hooray! Face done – onto the eyes

6a - shadow base

I applied a medium tone neutral all over the lid with a round angled brush

6b - shadow crease

Filled in the crease and outer corner with a deep purple – you could also use a brown for this, but I like the warmth that the purple adds

6c - shadow light

For my lighter color I chose a pink rather than a neutral gold or tan, again, to keep with the feeling of late summer.

7 - mascara

I chose to avoid liner to keep the eyes light. The dark crease shadow has enough impact on its own, and adding liner on top of this would make the look too heavy.

7b - eyes lookdown

Different angle on the eyeshadow

8 - eyes and face

Eyes and face are done! Onto the lips.

9a - lips product

I chose a light pink gloss, partial to pink by MAC, to compliment the shadow and keep the focus on the eyes.

9b - lips done

All done! Moving into fall I might replace the gloss with a creme lipstick, but since we’re still in summer I think the gloss polishes off the fresh feeling.

10 - all done

Derpy face, but I’m satisfied with how this turned out! For a strictly evening look, you could add some brown liner around the outside of the eyes to add a little more intensity and focus

Realized only afterward that every product used is by MAC with the exception of the highlighter – whoops! I’ve always been something of a MAC fangirl, but I’ll try to vary up used products in the future! Feel free to leave any suggestions or requests!

 

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