Smokey Purple and Black Look

This makeup look shows how you can easily add another color to transform the classic black smokey eye. I applied a purple color on the outer V and crease to frame the black on the lid. I also put some purple glitter along the lower lash line for fun. :) For the rest of my makeup, I stuck to contouring and highlighting (no blush) and wore a nude lip to keep the focus on my eyes.

– MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” (entire lid)
– MAC Paint Pot in “Blackground” (lower lid)
– MAC Pigment in “Dark Soul” (apply dry on top of Blackground on lower lid)
– Milani E/S in “Shock” (blend along outer V and entire crease)
– Milani E/S in “Storm” (blend color where Shock and Dark Soul meet; also apply on entire lower lash line)
– MAC E/S in “Brulé” (highlight)
– Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in “Metalhead” (entire lower lash line, on top of Storm)
– Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in “77″ (upper lash line)
– MAC Limited Edition Kohl Power Eye Pencil in “Feline” (lower waterline)
– Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” (two coats on top and one coat on bottom lashes)

– Benefit Bronzing Powder in “Hoola” (contour) — I also used this to contour my nose :)
– TEMPTU AIR pod Highlighter in “301 Champagne” (upper half of apples and up towards temples)

– MAC L/S in “Myth”

I came up with this makeup look to match my dress that I wrote about last Fashion Friday.


EvelynFebruary 28th, 2011 at 8:19 am

so cute! i love purples!

KateFebruary 28th, 2011 at 8:23 am


LilyFebruary 28th, 2011 at 9:30 am

So mysterious and so sexy! Wycee do you have a Facebook page?

AnaFebruary 28th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

That’s really awesome!

LindsayFebruary 28th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I love your makeup looks — but seriously, how do you keep your eyebrows so perfectly full and shaped?!

PhyrraFebruary 28th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I love how you transitioned into the purple.

WyceeMarch 2nd, 2011 at 12:18 am

Thanks Evelyn!

WyceeMarch 2nd, 2011 at 12:19 am

Thanks Kate! :)

WyceeMarch 2nd, 2011 at 12:22 am

Hi Lily! Thanks :) My Facebook page is

WyceeMarch 2nd, 2011 at 12:23 am

Thanks Ana!

WyceeMarch 2nd, 2011 at 12:48 am

Thanks Lindsay! My eyebrows have always been full. I wanted thinner eyebrows when I was younger, but I was too scared to pluck them. So I haven’t done anything with the shape of my eyebrows — I just clean them up daily (pluck a couple hairs below my brows) and trim them from time to time. I groom my eyebrows by brushing them down in an outward direction. Here’s a link to my review of the brush I’ve been using to both fill and groom them in one step:
I also like using an eyebrow pencil with a Japonesque Brow/Lash Comb as well (it’s much cheaper than the Claudio Riaz Instant Brow Brush). :)

WyceeMarch 2nd, 2011 at 12:49 am

Thanks Phyrra! :)

MichelleMarch 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

What brush do you use to do the outer V and crease?

WyetteMarch 6th, 2011 at 2:06 am

I really like this one… this will be my look for the Ichiban Idol Concert!!! Hehehehe

WyceeMarch 7th, 2011 at 12:15 am

Hi Michelle,

I used my MAC 217 Blending Brush for the outer V and crease. I also lightly went over where the purple and black meet on the crease with a fluffy MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush.

WyceeMarch 7th, 2011 at 12:46 am

Thanks Wyette! Take a picture when you do! :)

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marinaJune 7th, 2011 at 1:52 am


Wycee, i can’t wait to experiment your archieve… and once i’m done, with your permission, can i take picture and upload it on your Facebook page? Your name will be credited on it, as the teacher :-)

WyceeJune 8th, 2011 at 2:45 am

Hi Marina,

Thanks! I’d love to see pictures of what you come up with! If you want to submit it as the next Fan Look, send me an e-mail (click on “Submit a Request” above) with your pictures, products used and where, a brief bio, and at least one of each type of picture: full face, closeup of eye(s) open, and eye(s) closed. Happy experimenting! :)

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