Pink & Purple Smoky Eye

Pretty Lights

I went to several outdoor concerts this past summer. I enjoyed every single one. One memorable show was electronic DJ Derek Vincent Smith, otherwise known as Pretty Lights.

I like to theme my eye makeup to the type of music I’m going to see. I am very inspired and energized by music but mostly I do this because I am a total weirdo.

This look was created using a combination of drugstore and high-end products. 

1.) After priming my eyelid, as I always do, and especially for a sweaty summer concert, I packed on Wet n’ Wild’s Color Icon shadow in Sellout, (a cool-toned bright pink) with a flat, wet eyeshadow brush.
You will want to keep rewetting the brush and make sure to pat it on, don’t brush. You will be building up the color to be as saturated as possible. I actually think Wet n’ Wild’s shadows are of nice quality, especially for the price, but sometimes you just have to apply more of them to get the vibrancy you desire.

2.) Next take a crease brush and apply Creep (a black shadow with silver sparkles) from the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Keep the black to the outer corner of the eye and in the crease only. In the photo, the black appears dark purple but when mixed, the pink and black did create a sort of new purple shade!

3.) Use a plum liner like Tokidoki Perfetto in Carina. This is a red purple liquid liner I got on sale from Sephora. This particular color may no longer be available.
The formula is a bit thin and you may need to draw over your line a few times. You could use black, but I wanted to use color for a more unexpected look and red/purple hues really highlight green eye shades.

4.) Apply a black mascara. My current favorite is Loreal’s Million Lashes.

Here is a peak at the visual delights of Pretty Lights! I rhyme! Awesome sensory experience if you ever have a chance to attend a show!

Thanks for reading! 🙂



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