On a day to day basis, I typically wear my makeup the same two ways. Either nothing on my eyes. Just my Bare Minerals foundation, blush and some lipstick, or I wear my usual brown elf eye shadow (in bark) with the rest of my 'face.'
I try every once in a while to venture out and wear something different, but I never think I can pull it off! But! Leave it to my beauty guru Maggie to preach! She works wonders and just has a way of making everything work! I'll get into more detail about what she did for my pop of purple look in a bit!
I wore this outfit last week for work-the dress alone was comfortable but I needed a little something else just to add the finishing touch. Of course, my utility jacket was the answer, like it is all the time! The jacket I am wearing is currently out of stock, but I linked an almost identical one, and it is 70% off! Really, a jacket like mine is such a good investment! I wear it all.the.time.
Jacket: Loft (similar) /// Dress: Elizabeth & West /// Shoes: Target /// Purse: Target /// Makeup: Maggie King Makeup Artistry /// Photography: Shannon Confair
A purple eye is an easy way to be a little playful with your look. Pops of color in unexpected ways (like other than wearing a bright lipcolor) add a little drama and fun to your overall look.
Because my eye makeup is so intense the rest of my look didn't need to be too over the top. A basic, neutral lip and cheek complimented the plum.
Keeping makeup (foundation, concealor, etc) can be crucial this time of year, simply because of the heat! You can keep the skin light by adding a bb cream powder in the center/heart shape area of your face (like if you traced a heart starting from the center of your forehead). A bronzer is a great finishing touch just to give yourself a little glow. Like I said- with the intense plum eye, a strong blush isn't necessary!
Maggie used Mally Beauty's Evercolor waterproof eyeliner on me (in Royal Plum) to really define my eyes. Believe it or not, Maggie also used Wet n' Wild's eye shadow palette for the base color all over the lid, as well as the accent color in the eyelid crease! The makeup you use doesn't have to be expensive-it's all in how you apply!
Other great products Maggie used were Nars Blush/Bronzer duo, MAC's face and body foundation and lastly Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder-who wants to sweat their makeup off?!?!
If doing a bold color all over your lid is a bit out of your comfort zone, start with something minimal like eye liner, then slowly add more color!