Purple Glam Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I did a bold makeup look for my blog so today we’re changing things up with a Purple Glam Holiday Makeup Tutorial. This look is actually a recreation of a look that I did earlier this year. In my ColourPop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette Review I created a similar look to this one and I was curious to see if I could do an even better job recreating it with six months of practice in between.

Now I know that this look may not strike you as festive, but at this time of year I consider purple eyeshadow to be very holiday because it’s bolder and sparklier than I usually wear my makeup. I was actually self conscious wearing my makeup like this to work but I found my confidence after I removed my false lashes. Keep reading for the steps I followed to create this eye makeup look!

Purple Glam Makeup Tutorial

Purple Glam Holiday Makeup Tutorial

I’m not going to walk you through my base makeup because I think that’s pretty straight forward. I listed all the products I used at the bottom of this post with links to products that I have personally reviewed on Always, Cleia. The focus of this tutorial is on the eyeshadow, which is what this look is really all about!

Step #1: Prime & Set

Because I’m working with glittery shades I wanted to make sure my eyes were primed well. To do this I used a dab of Too Faced Shadow Insurance on each of my ring fingers and tapped it all over my eyelids. To set the primer I used a Luxie 660 brush and pressed the lightest shade from the Makeup Revolution Warm Lights Bronzer all over my eyelids.

Step #2: Build up the crease

The first step in creating this look is to take the shade Flint from the Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette and gently build it up in the crease with a blending brush. I recommend holding your brush as close to the end of the handle as possible so you don’t use too much pressure. For my second transition shade I took the shade Poison Berry on a smaller blending brush (my Morphe M506) and I placed it just below Flint. To keep the transition area smooth I blended both shades together with a fluffy brush without any product on it.

Purple Glam Eyeshadow Tutorial


Step #3: Create A Dark Base

If you’re familiar with the My Little Pony Palette you’ll know that the purple shade not the most vibrant when worn on it’s own. I wanted this shade to pop so I used a NYX Jumbo Stix in the shade Knight and filled in my entire eyelid. Next I smoothed the edges with a flat brush & blended the edges. The shade Knight is nice because it has little flecks of gold glitter but you can do this trick with any dark gel eyeliner.

I warn you, it will look messy at first. That’s okay, this is one of those looks that can look like an absolute disaster but once you add the finishing touches it will pop.

Step #4: Purple Glam!

The main step is to take the shade Skydancer from the My Little Pony Palette and to pack it all over that gel eyeliner. It really sticks to the gel base and looks a much deeper purple over top of it. What you’re essentially doing is creating a cut crease with the gel liner so that the shadows pop on top of it like they would with concealer. The last eyeshadow I used for this Purple Glam holiday makeup look was Twilight. With a Morphe M506 I blended it into the outer corners to create some depth and finished off the look with winged liner and mascara.

ColourPop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Eye Products:

ColourPop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Knight
Sephora Wink It Liquid Eyeliner Pen
L’Oreal Lash Paradise
Battington Lashes

Face Products:

it Cosmetics CC+ Cream
Tarte Aquacealer Concealer
Makeup Revolution Warm Lights Freedom Pro Bronzer
Too Faced Tropic Like It’s Hot Bronzer (from the Too Faced Natural Love Palette)
ColourPop This Is For You Highlighter Palette

Lip Products:

The Body Shop Lip Liner
Mac Velvet Teddy Lipstick

Purple Glam Holiday Makeup Tutorial

What’s your go to holiday eyeshadow palette?

Thanks for reading! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, if you liked this Purple Glam Holiday Makeup Look please subscribe to this blog on the side bar. Let me know how you’re planning on spending this holiday season and if you’ll be wearing any holiday looks this month. Happy Holidays! x



  1. December 29, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Beautiful!!!! I am loving that up close shot you captured! I’m going to be doing a purple look this weekend too because I haven’t played with purples enough yet lately!

  2. December 11, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    This is gorgeous! I think it’s very festive and wintery. It’s perfect for a holiday party! <3

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 12, 2018 / 2:58 am

      Thank you! Now I just need to go find some holiday parties!

      • December 12, 2018 / 3:01 pm

        Haha yes!! <3

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 12, 2018 / 2:55 am

      Thank you so much! x

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 10, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks lovely! x

  3. December 7, 2018 / 4:04 am

    Purple shadows can be hard to work with but you pulled of this look with ease! Your lines are so precise and the colour is beautiful! Velvet Teddy is the perfect lip colour to wear with this x

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 7, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you! When I look back at my first version of this look I can definitely see the improvement. Velvet Teddy goes with everything 🙂 Thanks for reading!

      • December 7, 2018 / 7:53 pm

        You’re making me want Velvet Teddy more and more!

  4. December 6, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Looks gorgeous with your red hair!

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 6, 2018 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you! I just touched up my roots so it’s super red right now x

      • December 7, 2018 / 9:16 am


    • AlwaysCleia
      December 6, 2018 / 10:57 pm

      It’s such a fun shade to wear!

  5. December 6, 2018 / 8:13 am

    such a pretty purple look, I love it!

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 6, 2018 / 10:57 pm

      Thank you!

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