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How to Wear Purple: Smokey Eye with Chaya


I love shades of purple and plum for eyes and lips, especially on warmer skintones (though anyone can pull it off). This version of a smokey eye on Chaya was done with Dior’s 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in #157 Magnify, a collection of plums and soft pinks/mauves to create depth and dimension. Start with a mid purple tone over the whole eye, then use the darkest shade to empahsize the outer corner. Use the highlighting shades in the palette to pop that inner corner area to open the eye, and make sure you use a soft fluffy brush to blend all the edges and shades together for a seamless look. I brushed the brows into place but left them natural otherwise to keep the look feeling soft.

The lip here is a pinky purple shade from Tom Ford, #03 Casablanca. Choose something that feels feminine and understated while still complimenting the purple tones in the eye. A soft gloss would look lovely as well!


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