On a recent trip to Boots I picked up this Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner in Purple Night (€6.59) as part of a 3 for 2 deal. (Boots 3 for 2 is like a beauty bloggers Bermuda Triangle; where many a woman gets lost for hours.) I had been on the lookout for it after reading a few reviews especially this Lovely Girlie Bits one, and since I am quite partial to purple eye makeup, there was no hesitation when I spotted it.
I agree with Karen in loving the packaging. Purple with metallic teal are a fabulous colour combination. As for the liner itself: it’s lovely to use. It’s very pigmented and glides on easily without tugging or dragging the skin, and it is very creamy and smooth. There is a hint of metallic teal shimmer shot trough the purple liner for added interest, which really makes green eyes pop.
I wore Purple Night out Saturday night and here is how I used it.
First we have a picture of Purple Night lightly lining my water and tight line
Then I blended it outside the upper and lower lash lines
Next I blended MAC Fireside into the crease
Then I covered the lid with MAC Satin Taupe
A little highlight in the inner corner and some mascara and I’m good to go. Now I could have went a bit heavier with the liner for a more dramatic look, but I choose to keep it a more subtle and soft smokey look for this time.
I find black eye makeup to be too harsh for my colouring so the colours I turn to most often are browns and purples. Today I am going to show you my go-to bronze brown eye makeup look for a night out. This is quick and simple but looks impressive.
I’m using mostly MAC shadows and brushes, but you may find similar products from any brands that you have in your stash.
(Tempting, Mulch, Embark)
To start I always prime my lids with MAC paint pot in painterly. Then I blend MAC Mulch in to the crease with a MAC 217 brush.
Then I work some MAC Embark into the outer corner with a MAC 219 brush and blend it in with the 217.
Next I apply MAC Tempting on the lid, I use a Gosh shader brush to pat the colour on.
I line the inside and outside of the upper and lower lashes with Rimmel Scandaleyes in Bronze. Then I dip my 219 into the MAC Mulch and go over my liner with the shadow to soften the lines and give the liner more longevity.
A quick dab of MAC Phloof in the inner corner of the eye and also sweep it under the other corner of the brow for a highlight. Lash on loads of Loreal 4D mascara on the lashes to finish things off perfectly.
Tempting is one of my favourite eyeshadows, I love the shimmer and the bronze tone, eventhough the MAC website describes as a satin rich coco brown. Tempting really makes the green of my eyes pop. What is your favourite eyeshadow?
The blush is MAC fluerpower and the the Lipstick is MAC Peach Passion.