If you’ve seen my Dressing Up and Down outfit post, here’s a closer look of my makeup that day. A lot of ladies are not so comfortable wearing purple eye shadow since it can look like a bruise if not applied correctly. Here’s a way to use purple shades of eye shadow, which can be done by those who love neutrals too.


  • After cleansing, toning, moisturizing and applying sunblock, I primed my face with Laura Mercier foundation primer.
  • Then, using Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush, I evenly applied Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation all over my face.
  • For more coverage, I used Cinema Secrets concealer under the eyes and on blemishes.
  • To set the foundation and concealer, I patted some loose powder all over my face and brushed off any excess.


I used two palettes for my eyes- Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Eye Shadow Palette and Shu Uemura Chocolat Donna Raspberry & Mocha Palette.

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Eye Shadow Palette


Shu Uemura Chocolat Donna Raspberry & Mocha Palette


  • Bobbi Brown #2 Tin Metallic Eye Shadow (metallic light lilac/ violet) all over the lid
  • Shu Uemura #2 Pink Metallic and #5 Chocolate Brown on the crease
  • Shu Uemura #4 Dark Purple Metallic on the outer-v
  • Bobbi Brown #3 Black Velvet Sparkle Eye Shadow (glittery/sparkly purple) and Shu Uemura #1 glittery Bronze patted on the center of the lid
  • Bobbi Brown #1 White Eye Shadow on the brow bone
  • Shu Uemura #3 shimmer on the inner corner of the eye


  • For the upper and lower lash lines, I used Bobbi Brown Kohl Cake Liner.
  • I also used #2 Tin Metallic Eye Shadow (metallic light lilac/ violet) for the lower lash line and Shu Uemura #4 Dark Purple Metallic for the outer corner.
  • I curled my lashes and brushed a few strokes of mascara.
  • I finished off the look with a nice mix of pink and red blush and with a neutral lipstick.


For those who aren’t into bright and bold purple shades, go for subtle hint of purples and mix it with neutrals.




Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation
Cinema Secrets Concealer
Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder
Shiseido Camellia Compact


Make Up For Ever Rouge Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N3


Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara in black 
Bobbi Brown 
Kohl Cake Liner
Bobbi Brown 
Black Pearl Eye Shadow Palette
Shu Uemura Chocolat Donna Raspberry & Mocha Palette

MAC Brow Set in Beguile

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