Shay from ShayHolly commented on my Palette Madness Post and reminded me how awesome purple eyeshadow looks can be! I feel like people assume that colorful looks require a ton of work, but this was so easy while still packing a punch! I completely attribute that to the striking color combination and the shadow placement.
Tulip or halo eyeshadow placements are simpler than they sound. You place dark colors on the outer and inner corners of the eye while leaving the ball of the lid bare and then applying a brighter shade on the high point of the eye.
A tulip eyeshadow placement really opens up the eye. It gives the illusion of wide open eyes rather than elongating the eye. I placed a shimmering lilac on the ball of the lid, over some white cream shadow. I mirrored that placement on the lower lash line just to amp up the intensity.
I actually ended up using the shimmery lilac shade for a cheekbone highlight as well. I think it really brought the look together. I just love that cooler highlight it adds to the cheeks. I finished the look with a nude lipstick and some lashes. Let me know what you think and which purple eyeshadows are your favorites!
Foundation: Kat Von D Lock it Foundation
Concealer: Maybelline FaceStudio Master Conceal in Fair
Contour: Marc Jacobs #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder in Mirage Filter 40
Eyeshadow: Smashbox Palette (shown below) and the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Eyeliner: Rimmel Scandeleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal
Mascara: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Mascara in Black
Lashes: Eylure Love it Layer it No.117 (just the corner pieces)