Purple Smoke Makeup of the (Yester)Day Tutorial

I hope you are all excited it’s Friday!! I would be, but it’s Monday in my workweek right now. I can’t really complain though, I just had three days off xD Yesterday I had literally no place to be so I did some experimenting with my Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette.

Smokey eyes scare me. I’m so pale most of the time that I feel like a ghost with dark makeup. I usually end up doing the same style of eye makeup every day, but out of nowhere I decided, you know what? I’m going to try something new for me!



First I Primed with Urban Decay Primer Potion. Next, I pulled out my Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette and packed Black Currant onto my eyelash line. Next, I dipped a fluffy brush into Totally Fetch and mixed it with Dark Truffle. I blended this into the crease, and then blended Black Currant upwards across the entire lid. Things were looking a little chaotic, so I applied Malted to the outer corner for some definition. Next, I coated a brush with Sprinkles and Satin Sheets and applied it to my brow bone and blended into the crease to lighten up the look. Afterwards I took a tiny little brush and applied Black Currant just below my lower lash line.

I attempted to draw a cat eye with my favourite Illamasqua Precision Ink Liner. This stuff lasts all day, and the wand is pretty simple to work with. Next I lined my bottom waterline with it Cosmetics Waterproof Gel Eyeliner. This also lasts all day, which is a must for the waterline!

For Mascara I started with Benefit They’re Real! Eyelash Primer. I personally think this mascara is overpriced, but the wand does do a good job of separating and lengthening. Once it sat for a few minutes I layered on one coat of Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. I thought the look needed darker, more dramatic lashes! For brows I used e.l.f. brow kit in light through my eyebrows. Which is totally not light, I do not recommend it if you are blonde! It only worked well for me after I dyed my hair brown.

Lips & Face

I lined my lips with Ofra Lip Liner in Wine, then applied Nyx Lip Lingerie in Ruffle Trim. After it dried I went over it with a Trust Fund Beauty lipgloss, because gosh darn it, it’s Summer!

I didn’t bother with a primer. I applied a thin coat of Dr. G Daily Safe BB Cream with a foundation brush, and then blended with a sponge. Next I applied Arbonne Bronzer, and followed up with my Pixi by Petra Rose Gold Blush Duo. For Highlight I used Becca Liquid Highlight in Opal. I seriously love this highlighter, it came in the Becca Glow on the Go kit from Sephora and I’ve been using it non stop! It really does merit a full size purchase (when I have money xD).


I know, totally weird camera face. I take bad selfies xD

What’s your go to makeup look!? What should I try next?

Thanks for reading. This is a very old post of mine but you can see my makeup growth since this post in my Then Vs. Now Makeup Progression post!



  1. August 14, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    OMG CLEIA!!!! That makeup look is amazing! It looks so good!!!

    • August 15, 2017 / 12:07 am

      Thank you so much Linda!!!! 😊😊 I was happy it turned out so well since it was so much out of my comfort zone!

  2. August 11, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Very pretty! I love a purple smokey eye! I’ve never attempted one myself because I agree, it is a little scary to attempt a smokey eye! But you did a great job!

    • August 11, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks!! You’ve just got to try it when you don’t have to leave the house! Haha I always tone down my makeup if I have to go anywhere so it’s nice to spend some time trying something new. I had a smokey eye done on me at a salon once and It was awful, I’ve been kind of scared to try it since then xD

  3. August 11, 2017 / 10:20 am

    I love that palette! You did a very nice look with it.

    • August 11, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you!! Too Faced does some great palettes!

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