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October 09, 2012


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This Spring/Summer it's all about being out colour and how can one do that with a neutral eye palette? They can't, exactly. Add a pop of colour to any look, makeup or as a whole, by using purple eyeshadows this season.

When I say purple eyes I don't necessarily mean bright purple (although that can look awesome)! Lavender eyeshadows work just as well and can be a less intense way of creating a beautiful flush of colour. 

Wondering why purple is such a big colour this season? It's simple. Strangely enough, purple is one of the only colours that is able to bring out and intensify blue, brown, hazel and green eyes. Who doesn't want to be a part of that? 
Look 1
Look 2
Here's how I achieved my wearable purple eye look 
  • To primer my eyes and prepare them for eyeshadow I used my favourite eyeshadow primer, Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • I wanted this look to have a slight amount of sheen/shimmer to it so I applied my MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study all over my lid
  • To add a purple wash of colour I swept Lavender and Blue Iris from my Bobbi Brown Mini Brights palette over my mobile lid 
  • To intensify the overall lid colour, I then applied a combination of Blue Iris and Ultra Violet from my Bobbi Brown Mini Brights palette over the eyeshadow that's already been applied. That is where I left look one.
  • For a more vibrant wash of colour, I then swept my Napoleon Perdis Ultra Pearl Eyeshadow in Purple Passion over my lid 
  • For a small amount of depth I used MAC's Carbon on an angled brush and pushed it into my lashes, smoking it up slightly 
  • I'm sure these next two products will come as no surprise but Max Factor Lash Extension Effect and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara were used on my top and bottom lashes 
Are you looking for a way of giving your eyes a purple pop of colour without committing to purple eyeshadow? It might be time to invest in a great purple mascara. Although I haven't tried it, I'd recommend Mascara Terrybly by By Terry in Purple Success. This product can be bought from Mecca Cosmetica. 

If you're planning on creating a purple eye look, I'd recommend people keep everything else fairly muted. In saying that, however, pictures of me wearing this look with a bright pink lip can be found here. I actually quite like it.. 

Image from my Instagram. Follow me @ Borntobuy

It's now time for another giveaway. Before I begin though, the winner of the Glamour Makeup Box from the Make Up Box Shop will be announced in the  few days. Stay tuned. 

The lovely people at Models Prefer have sent me two of their newer eye products to give to one of my fantastic readers. The winner will receive a Models Prefer Infinite Colour Shadow Pencil in what a poser!, a purple shadow pencil, and a Models Prefer BIGLash Mascara in Black.

To enter this giveaway, comment below tell me which Spring/Summer Trend you'd like me to upload next week. So far in this series I've done Metallic Eyes and Neon Pink Lips and the next one is up to you!

  • This giveaway is open within Australia only 
  • To enter, comment below tell me which Spring/Summer Trend you'd like me to upload next week. So far in this series I've done Metallic Eyes and Neon Pink Lips but the next one is up to you! as well as your full name so I am able to ensure you have liked the above pages 
  • To enter, you must also be a follower of the blog
  • You may enter more than once, however only once per day and each answer must be different
  • The winner will be randomly selected using random.org
  • The giveaway will be open for just over two weeks and will close on Monday, October 15, at 6.00pm WST (West Australia time) and the winner will be announced the next day in the next trend post.
** Models Prefer products can be purchased from Priceline stores Australia wide, as well as the new Priceline online store

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  1. I love to see a look with the bright coral blush love the purple eyes absolutely looks fantastic

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  3. I would love to see some Spring nail trends. Especially colours that are not pastel colours as those are always featured as Spring colours. But not only include colours, but different textures (i.e: glitter, metallic, magnetic, matte/suede, flakie, creme, jelly).

    Everytime I try to search for Spring nail trends, it always comes up with the predicted and boring colours that are featured year after year.

  4. Something green, we don't see enough of it and it's a great colour for people with olive complexion and hazel eyes like me!

  5. Charmaine Campbell9 October 2012 at 17:14

    Make up for the Spring racing carnival, dressy but out in the sun!
    Charmaine Campbell

  6. No make-up look comes in everySpring. I love the look of a fresh face that looks effortless.

  7. something with a little bit of orange would be nice.

  8. I'd love to see some Ombre Nails either with each nail a different graduated colour or using a sponge to blend colours on individual nails. Dianne Childs djchilds@hotmail.com

  9. Im very taken with the Orange lips look at the moment.

  10. How about something very natural looking, makeup to look like no makeup type of thing :)

  11. Love to see how to make a fresh face for this spring.


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