I recently started using Tarte's Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette, mostly because I love matte eyeshadows, but also because when I was looking around in Sephora, I swatched a bunch of the shades and instantly fell in love with the buttery texture of the shadows. Not only that, but they have great pigment, and there's a solid amount of neutrals and cool-toned shadows.
But then I found myself reaching for the same kind of colors I always gravitate to: warm neutrals and taupes. So I decided to create a different look with this palette using a color a lot of people tell me I should use more often because of my green eyes: purple.
For some reason, I never do purple looks. I'm not entirely sure why. Probably because I just really love warm-toned eyeshadows on myself, and why change a good thing? But that can get boring, so I figured why not use the colors in this palette that I don't normally go for?
I decided to use the purples from the second row, and the lightest highlight color on the bottom row for this look.
First I start off with my highlight color called Supermom, and I pat it onto the center my lid and under my brow with my bdellium tools 781 brush.
Using that same brush, I then blend Natural Beauty and Best Friend into the inner corner and outer corner of my eye. I lightly sweep it just above my crease as well. I leave the center of my lid light with the highlight color to create a spotlight effect.
Using that same brush again, I add some Bombshell, the darkest shade I'm using, to the corners of my eyes. The entire process for this look is just building on top of my previous colors with deeper colors and blending it out as I go.
Now I sweep Best Friend under my lower lash line and connect it with the corners using that same brush.
I add some of MAC's Definedly Black Pro Longwear Eyeliner in my waterline. I do this more lighty than I normally do. I usually add more and blend it more into my lash line to create a heavier liner look, but I didn't want the liner to be too intense for this look. I decided to use liner, though, because I usually find when I do that my eyes pop more.
Using the liner, I tight-line the top liner.
Now using my MAC #263 angle brush I dip it into Fashionista, which is the black shadow from the palette, and I just pat it along the tight-line I just did. This darkens it up a bit, and helps set the liner even more.
This is the finished look. As you can see, I kept the center of my lid light and just created depth with the shadows in the corners.
I've also added my Nubounsom Bombay lashes to the final look. I figured they'd make this look even more striking. Mission accomplished, I think!
- Do you wear purple eyeshadow often?
- What's your favorite eyeshadow palette?