Stepping out of your comfort zone is something that is hard for many to do.

Purple was not a color that my client thought would look good on her, but after the transformation was complete, she loved it. Not only is purple my favorite color, it is also a color that I love working with to create beautiful eyes. The color payoff is great.

She has some scaring on her forehead and cheeks due to acne. The blemishes were minimal, so it was easy to conceal them and even out her skin tone. She has oily skin also, and prefers to wear powder foundation, instead of cream or liquid. She was lovely, great spirit and a beautiful woman. It was a pleasure working with her.

Products used:

  • Mac select coverup concealer (NC50)
  • Bare Minerals powder foundation in Deep Dark
  • Milani Baked Blush in color 02
  • Milani Easy Brow pencil is dark brown
  • Mac’s paint pot in Ocher
  • Mac’s Brown Script
  • L’oreal H.I.P shocking shadow pigments in color 534
  • Wet-n-Wild black creme eyeliner
  • Ardell Professional Natural Lashes-Lacies
  • NYC lipstick in the color Smooch

With Love,






Mac select coverup concealer (NC50) is one of my favorite concealers. It blends well, and it’s long lasting. This product was used to conceal and even out her dark under eye circles and the blemishes on her forehead. Retail price $18.00.

bare minerals

Bare Minerals powder foundation in Deep Dark. I have used this foundation before, but it has not worked for my skin. It leaves me either ashy, or with too much of a red undertone. But it worked perfectly for her. A little goes a long way. This is a really great product and works well with oily skin. Retail price $27.00.


Milani Baked Blush in color 02. I have several shades of blushes from this line. Soft, pretty color, with a hint of shimmer. This was applied to the apples of her cheeks. Retail price $7.99.

brow pencil

Milani Easy Brow pencil is dark brown. Glides on smoothly and it’s long lasting. Retail price $5.49.


Mac’s paint point was used on her eyelids, to the top of the brow bone. It coats smoothly and allows the eyeshadow to really pop. It also provides a great base for the eye shadow to stick to. Retail price $20.00. It’s pretty expensive if you ask me. Urban Decay also has an amazing base/eye primer, which is what I primarily use. Every now and again, I will use my paint pot. Click here for Urban Decay’s eye primer. It retails for $12.00.

brown script

Mac’s brown script. Applied to the upper part of her eye (brow bone, down to the crease). I love, love, love this product. It’s a great transition color. I personally use this often and it works great for many different looks. It’s a strong color and needs to be blended well. Retail price $15.00.


L’oreal H.I.P shocking shadow pigment in color 534. Applied to her eyelids and slightly into the crease. I have these eye shadows in every shade! The container is huge and lasts a long time. I purchased all of mine in January, 2012 from Walmart. A year and a half later and they are still going strong. The color payoff is amazing. Retail price $5.49 (or less when there is a sale).


Wet-n-Wild black creme eyeliner. Applied along the lash line of her lids. This product works well with oily skin. Sold at most drugs stores. Retail price $3.99.


I have several lashes from the Ardell Natural line. The single pack retails for $4.99 and is sold at Sally Beauty. They can also be purchased on line.

lipstick nyc

Standing ovation for this lipstick! NYC lipstick in the color Smooch. It is my favorite lipstick for everyday work-wear. I keep one in my purse during the work week. It is long-lasting and can be applied lightly for a slight lip stain, or heavily for a sharper color. Retail price $3.99. Sold at most drugs stores and Walmart.

10 thoughts on “Purple

  1. Beautiful!! Yes, you are talented, girl! Those look like great products, but they certainly don’t put themselves on! I am one who is often afraid to step outside my comfort zone. I wonder how you’d make me up. I am very, VERY natural. I like all my makeup to look very blended and almost imperceptible. I want you to notice that it’s there, but I want it to look BARELY there. I have to say, the purple on her eyes is just gorgeous. Very well done. Wish I had you around the morning of my wedding almost 20 years ago! 🙂

    1. Aw, thank you so much. My goal is always to make the client feel good, and look amazing. The imperceptible look is also known as the naked face. Or a barely there face. Minimal makeup for maximum beauty. Haha. Congratulations on 20 years of marriage! WOOT!

  2. This is very pretty! I like purple as well but did not think I could pull of wearing that color. I need to take more risks. You know it is not so easy for us brown girls.

    1. Hi Emily,

      Thank you very much. That’s the thing though, our brown skin looks beautiful with lots of colors, but there is fear to step out and experiment. So go ahead, grab some purple eye shadow and go for it!

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