Wear Purple Make-up On Your Eyes So They Pop!

For a modern and fresh take on your eye make-up routine, try wearing shades of purple.  
Purple eye make-up enhances any eye color (and certainly makes the eyes pop)! Here's how to create the look...

First you need to choose the right eye shadow palette and apply the various shades as shown below. I personally love YSL's eyeshadow palette and eyeliner!

Cover the entire lid with with the lightest shade.

Apply purple color in the crease.  You can mix the palette with the other shades to create depth.

I am thrilled that radiant orchid is the pantone color of the year! This shade looks amazing when worn in the crease of the eyelid. 



Now apply a deep purple eyeliner just below the lower rim and above the upper rim of your lash line. YSL makes a great one called Shimmering Burgundy and it's the perfect plum with brown undertones. 

Laura Mercier also makes a beautiful violet shade eye pencil that is waterproof too!

Finish with your favorite mascara.

All You Need is Nars: Eye & Cheek Palette

Nars does it again! A few weeks ago, I spotted and tried this fabulous Nars eye and cheek palette at SpaceN.K. apothecary in Brentwood. This go-anywhere compact has all you need for a day to night look and is perfect for travel. The shades are simply gorgeous and work well on all skin tones too. Included are four eyeshadows plus Orgasm Blush (a cult favorite), and Laguna Bronzer. Here's how to use it:

At Space.N.K. apothecary in Brentwood, CA. Pictured at the bottom: Nars, The Happening Eye & Cheek Palette, $65

Step 1: Use a large blush brush and generously apply Laguna bronzer all over face. 

Apply bronzer all over face after using your favorite foundation and concealing under eye circles and blemishes. 

Step 2. Using a flat smaller brush, apply the sheer peach with gold pearl shade as a base and under the brow bone. 

Step 3. The boysenberry shade (aubergine) is infused with gold and  goes in the crease. Blend with the taupe brown to control color. 

Applying color in the crease of the eye.

Step 4. Apply Orgasm blush first to the apples of the cheeks. Then stroke up. 

Step 5. Use a thin flat top brush and apply the deep brown shade to line the eye. Tip: You can use to fill in and enhance your eyebrows too!

Lining the eye.

Step 6. Add the dark brown to the corners of the crease for a more dramatic look.