10 Jun 2009

Dramatic Purple Smokey eyes


I decided to use the Double Stack palette that I previously reviewed for creating this dramatic purple smokey eye look. I really like how it came out! The purples are more blue toned which is definitely my preference for purple eye makeup. What are some of your favorite purple eyeshadows? Let me know in the comments.

Face:
Bare Escentuals mineral foundation, Double Stack palette from eBay for blush

Eyes:
NYX jumbo eye pencils in Milk and Purple, NYX White e/s, Shimmer Double Stack palette from eBay, MAC Vellum e/s, Lancaster black kohl pencil, Maybelline white kohl pencil, L'Oreal Voluminous mascara, MAC Brows in Spiked, Margaret Astor clear brow mascara

Lips:
NYX Strawberry Milk round lipstick, MAC Wonderstruck lustreglass

80 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:06 pm

    hey julia. fab video as usual :) I have noticed that you seem to have very awesome lighting for your videos. care to share what you use or give us some insight on how to achieve the best lighting for tutorials? i can see colors very true and vividly on your tuts. thanks!!

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  2. Anonymous10:14 pm

    you are gorgeous!!!

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  3. I actually don't like the lighting in my videos - well it's ok but it's not perfect. I'm thinking of buying some new lights for videos, a blue-toned fluorescent light to cancel out the yellow-ness of my halogen lights. If you watch my live vanity/collection video you can see exactly how I'm set up and what lights I use.

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  4. Beautiful look! I'm really interested in getting one of these palettes now.

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  5. amAAAzing and you're right, very dramatic. i la la love it!

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  6. Anonymous10:36 pm

    Could you do this look with the 78/88 matte/shimmer palettes easily enough? I reckon I have enough eyeshadow to last me forever but this look is convincing me otherwise, purple is my absolute FAVOURITE colour and this is one of the best purple looks I've seen!

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  7. I love the look. A friend of mines bought the double stack palette for my birthday which is monday but I received it earlier this morning. I'm definitely going to try this look because I love the blue reflection that the purple is giving off, it's so pretty!. Hopefully it looks as pretty on my complextion as it does on yours!

    Great vids & thanks for sharing!

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  8. Very pretty. I love purple, its the royal colour :)
    DO you know instead of using a tape, you can extend your eyeliner, to make your eyelid 'wider'?

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  9. do u use a base before the nyx shadow stix? sometimes they crease on me, but id like to use them more, since they're gr8 colors! tips pls. thx and keep up the great job of your tuts! big fan here

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  10. its really pretty!

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  11. STUNNING vibrant purple!

    Youre so TALENTED!

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  12. Looks Gorgeous!!! I love the NYX Purple jumbo pencil, its a really lovely base.

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  13. gorgeous look!!! <3

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  14. Anonymous4:35 am

    AMAZAING WOW

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  15. This is gorgeous Julia. Just when I thought I could do good purple smokey eyes I see this, lol!

    My favourite purple e/s are: MUFE#92 and #9, MAC Poison Pen and Graphology (really dark smokey purple)

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  16. Anonymous4:15 pm

    hey! i like your make up sooo much!!
    it's very useful!! i'm japanese. so, unfortunately i can't make up exact like you.(coz, we are not same race, so we have different figure of eyes, nose, etc...) BUT.
    i can learn many things and i can arrange how can i do for me! and now i like makeup! so thenk you so much! :)

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  17. Anonymous5:15 pm

    My favorite MAC shadow happens to be a dark purplish blue- "Contrast". And I also love "Nocturnelle".

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  18. Anonymous6:14 pm

    Lovely this look, it looks great

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  19. I love this look! you are soo awesome

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  20. love the purple! great night-time look

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  21. WOW, GORGEOUS!!!! I'm simply speechless!

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  22. What an amazing look! I simply love it. Wish I could do something even half as nice as that, but I'm nowhere even close to it... oh well, I'll just keep practising ^_^

    My favorite purple at the moment is Ransom by UD.

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  23. Anonymous1:29 am

    I am fascinated ! you do all this different looks... It's been two days that I can't stop watching you (since I'm on vacation). And you help me to improve my english too ! I am frensh and I find quite easy to understand you.
    Even the music is great !
    Bravo !

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  24. this is such a great look as always! your blending is perfect.

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  25. very nice thanks honey:)

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  26. chloe3:15 am

    Hi:) i love makeup and beauty myself and your tutorials are really good and i like how you show what your using and talk it out step by step! Do you do this for fun or are you real beauty artist? i would love to know!!

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  27. This is gorgeous! i love how you've also used a lot of cheaper products too :)

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  28. Anonymous4:47 pm

    you are so talented!

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  29. Anonymous5:13 pm

    you're very beautiful, amazing make up !

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  30. Anonymous8:31 pm

    i get this palette because i saw this look. perfect , thank you :)

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  31. Anonymous2:12 am

    am so glad i found you,, am getting ready for a ball and i wanted a dramatic makeup,,, you are my lifesaver thanks sarai

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  32. Anonymous10:58 pm

    I really love your make up and am planning to get something very similar done on my wedding day coming up here in 3 weeks! Thanks Jasmin

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  33. I TOTALLY LOVE IT...Thank you sooo much for sharing your expertise ; ) You make it fun and attainable. My smokey eyed won't look like a bruised eye! Stay glam lady!- Frannie

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  34. Anonymous10:44 pm

    waauw i like your make-up good job girl!!!

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  35. Anonymous7:17 pm

    YOU ARE JUST THE BOMB LOVE THE PURPLES...ANYTHING DRAMATIC TO ME IS HOT...LONG AS ITS DONE RIGHT..AND YOU DO YOUR THING MOMMA

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  36. Anonymous3:51 am

    Hi Julia, I love your video it was fantastic. I would like to ask you how do you know about make up soo much and have you taken any courses for make up? if yes please advise me which course and where, coz I would like to learn make up professionally but I have a good base in make up. my email is leena77in@hotmail.co.uk. Sara

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  37. Anonymous7:52 am

    Great tape trick! I always have trouble making the edges on both sides of my eyes look even.. the tape should help! Thanks!

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  38. Anonymous7:38 am

    You make it look so easy! It looks great, I am using your pictures/video for my night out in Hollywood on Saturday so thank you!

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  39. Anonymous3:14 am

    Heyy OMG Athanks for the tape trick. Now its easier for me to do my eyes :)

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  40. Sexynikki10:58 pm

    wow its beautiful....................

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  41. Anonymous5:55 am

    Very pretty, my fav purple e/s are ransom & fishnet by Us & stars & rockets by Mac

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  42. Anonymous11:42 am

    du bist einfach super!
    Ich liebe deine schminktipps! Und liebe die Looks!!!

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  43. Anonymous2:22 pm

    just amazing work! you make it look so easy :O i will try that dramatic purple smoky eyes right away but i think it never gonna look like the same as on your video :)

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  44. Anonymous12:54 am

    AWESOME!!!! VERY PRETTY! LOVE IT!



    Great JOB!!!

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  45. Anonymous7:43 am

    actually i've seen so many videos..but u r the best..the most sexiest eye makeup tht i've ever seen..btw i've a prob with shimmer eyeshadow and also foundation..coz it makes my face looks more oily..hp u cn hlp me wit tht.

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  46. Anonymous9:36 am

    Hi Julia,

    You are absolutely gorgeous!! You have a beautiful skin. Please take care of it.
    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I have a box full of Napoleon eye shadows sitting and waiting for me to get started. Hope I'll use them now.
    I do love the double stack palette. Purple is a very seductive colour, I love it. Thanks :)

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  47. Awesome write up!! I loved this so much, I just submitted it to Smokey Eye Tutorial! Keep it up and thank you for sharing :)

    Definitely going to try this look soon.

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  48. Anonymous9:51 am

    ou puis je trouver la meme palette de maquillage merci

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  49. great job,i like your videos.

    great job

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  50. Anonymous2:25 am

    I THERE I'M FROM CHILE AND I'VE LEARNED ABOUT EYES MAKE UP THROUGH YOUR TUTORIALS, THANKS A LOT , THE ONLY PROBLEM I'VE GOT IS THAT IS NOT EASY TO FIND PALETTES LIKE THE ONE YOU MENTION HERE IN MY COUNTRY. ANYWAY YOUR TUTORIALS ARE JUST FANTASTIC. I'M TRYING TO FIND ONE WHERE A YELLOW COLOR COULD BE USED , CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN,

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  51. Anonymous5:04 pm

    hello j ss hanan du maroc je trouve ypur mission tres fantastic t es tres joli aves ce tuto j ai pris beaucoup de chose d apres votre tuto merci et bonne continuation ......china_lee

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  52. Anonymous9:07 pm

    I am just sarting my make up quest to get everything I need. I have brushes but I would like to know what kind of brushes you recommend #s and brands. Thanks

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  53. Anonymous5:37 am

    That was truely fabulous!! You explain everything to a T :)

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  54. muneca6:07 pm

    well done miss chievous dra

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  55. Anonymous5:51 pm

    Hi I am onlu new on tutorials but i love yours, you are already my favourite, i did the vampire makeup for halloween last year and altough is wasn't as nice as yours everybody loved it, thanks! i may continue practicing i don't use to wear make up so i am a mess and get dissapointed everytime i try to replicate one of your tutorials and doesn't look as nice as yours.
    Thanks for taking the time to make the vieos hope you post many more tutorials

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  56. Anonymous1:08 am

    wow!!! I really like it!! you already have some fans here in Guatemala... thanks for de tutorial!!! xD

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  57. Anonymous2:06 am

    Hi julia youre tutorials are amazing i really enjoy them youre so beautiful and i love all the tutorials that you make they really help me and i apreciatte your hard work doing this tutorials keep going!!!!!! youre amazing
    :D

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  58. hot hot are you

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  59. Anonymous3:52 am

    hi chievous!! i want now how can shadow you used!!! is coastal scents or mac?

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  60. Anonymous5:10 am

    hellooo i just saw a video of you on youtube. i absolutely love love LOVE the makeup. So pretty and the make up goes sooo pretty with your eyes! very inspiring..i have already tried some on myself and have gotten many compliments and i always refer back to you . Thanks!! :)

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  61. Anonymous11:00 am

    hi,
    thanks for the video its too good,but i am from India where these products are not available.but i like the very idea and the perfect style of getting it done.i did try with all that was available with me.thanks

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  62. ilove that make its so nice

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  63. Anonymous5:02 pm

    my dear,
    thanks a lot for your great tutorials. Yesterday I went on a wedding party and I put on the haifa wehbe inspired arabic make-up ... oh I got so many compliments :-)))
    I will try more of your make up inshallah ;-)

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  64. Hey Julia how do you make your hair so straight there was a video where Ur hair was really straight can you tell me what products you used thank you

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  65. Anonymous8:19 pm

    hi I`m from argentina and i love your toturials!! i would like to learn how to do a pin up girl make up, so it would be grat if tell us how to do it...

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  66. That Looks pretty good!! How long you nees to do this? Can´t believe to put it on every day??

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  67. Eres secaaa!!!! Desde Chile te adoramos!!! XD

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  68. great purple smokey eyes..can u post more? but blue smokey eyes plz ;)

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  69. Anonymous10:20 am

    Really awesome...I became addicted tu u'r tuts, so much that for any outings or weddings I go through your videos to decide which look i'm going to make...the funniest part is the PC placed on my vanity and me ramaging through my make up and brushes to keep up with you, thanks so much for sharing your know how :)

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  70. Anonymous1:33 am

    that is freaking Gorgeous! x

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  71. Anonymous5:48 am

    can you do an elf look for halloween?

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  72. NurseCat7:46 am

    I truly love this look, didn't have the exact colors but love the alternative I came up with thanks to your direction. Job seeking right now but when I find that perfect job I will be sure to order the pallets you use on your tutorials!!!! Thanks for all of your help.

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  73. Anonymous2:00 pm

    i really like this eye makeup

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  74. kirsty3:11 am

    Have you herd of warpaint beauty by hot topic? Its really gorgeous and vibraint!

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  75. Hi I am new but I love it

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  76. Hi I really love your makeup

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  77. just a question I'm interested in purchasing the shimmer palette , but the ones on eBay are from china? would that still be the same quality? because theirs huge price difference

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