Purple and Gold Look

This is a look using the complementary colors purple and gold (yellow). When you use them together, they make each other stand out even more. I also used a purple blush and a gold powder to highlight my cheeks. Gold and vibrant colors like this purple look even more amazing on darker skin tones.

The two eye shadow colors I used are both from the Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer 88 Eye Shadow Palette ($19.95). You may have noticed that I don’t use bright purples (and other colors with red in it) very often, because some people are sensitive to red pigment (including myself). So when I do want to use these colors, I reach for this palette because its eye shadows are one of the rare ones that don’t irritate my eyes (but my similar colored MAC, Urban Decay, and Make Up For Ever eye shadows do). The Coastal Scents palette doesn’t have names for the colors, so here’s a picture of the palette where I circled the two colors I used:

EYES
– Too Faced Shadow Insurance (entire lid)
– Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer 88 Eye Shadow Palette – light gold E/S (apply as a wash on entire lid — click here to read more about this simple technique)
– Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer 88 Eye Shadow Palette – purple E/S (outer V; blend along entire crease)
– Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in “Black Ink” (upper lash line)
– MAC Eye Kohl in “Phone Number” (lower waterline)
– Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” (two coats on top and one coat on bottom lashes)

CHEEKS
– Benefit Bronzing Powder in “Hoola” (contour)
– MAC Pro Powder Blush in “Dirty Plum” (apply along top of cheekbones, starting on the middle of the cheek and then going diagonally upwards toward temple)
– MAC Studio Finish Face Powder in “Gold” (highlight upper half of apples and up towards temples)

LIPS
– MAC Limited Edition Cremesheen L/S in “Go For It”
– MAC Limited Edition Dazzle L/S in “Hellraiser”

2 Comments

EmilyNovember 7th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I LOVE THIS LOOK! I gotta say, this is one of my favorites you have done. I hope I can find purple blush because I have the perfect outfit to go with this. I am so excited to try this! Thanks for another fantastic look! :)

WyceeNovember 12th, 2010 at 1:18 am

Thanks Emily! The purple blush (“Dirty Plum”) was actually a MAC Pro blush that is now discontinued, but it was released in the “Give Me Liberty of London” Collection earlier this year. If you don’t find them in the MAC stores (or maybe even the Cosmetics Company Outlet stores), I’ve seen it on sale on Amazon.com — but I’m sure any plum blush will look nice. :)

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