LOTW: Purple Smoky Eyes with a Bold Purple Lip

There's no such thing as too much purple.
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January 28, 2016
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I was recently having an in-depth discussion about favorite colors with a preschooler (who, surprisingly, had a lot to say about colors), and knew I had to feature my fave for LOTW this week. Purple is my favorite color, hands down. There are other colors that I have a fondness for, but purple will be my forever love.

As per usual, I primed my lids first and then applied a foiled purple shadow all over my mobile lid.

I wanted to adjust the shade of purple just a bit, so I covered the top of the original shade with a mid-tone purple that leans a little bit bluer.

With a fluffy blending brush, I took a cool purple-toned taupe shadow and blended out the area from the crease to just below the brow bone.

After highlighting my brow bone with a matte, light-peach shadow, I lined my upper lash line with an angled liner brush and matte black eye shadow, extending it into a very slight cat eye.

With a stiff blending brush, I blended that slight flick into the outer-V of my lids and smudge a little of that matte black shadow just slightly into the crease.

I finished the eyes off by highlighting the inner corner with a shimmery ivory shadow, and a couple of coats of mascara.

I already had my foundation applied, so the next step was to apply a soft, cool-toned pink blush to my cheeks for a little flush.

For the lips I went bold, applying a matte purple lipstick.

Here are my favorite looks from last week!

What is your absolute favorite color? Can you pick just one? How do you incorporate it into your makeup looks? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!