Monday, April 6, 2009

Prom Purple Makeup Look

It's that time of year again when I start seeing more limousines, pretty dresses, and nice tuxes when I go out for dinner. Seeing everyone dressed up and having a good time brings back memories of when I went to prom. When I was in high school, I attended four proms (two Junior year and two Senior year haha). I did my own hair and makeup all four times (and wore my prom dress two times Junior year and my other prom dress two times Senior year -- I wanted to get my money's worth!). I came up with a purple makeup look for prom, in case any of you plan to do your own makeup.

Here's a close up of the eye shadow:

MAC Paint Pot in "Soft Ochre" (entire lid and brow bone -- this will help your eye shadow stay nice and vibrant as you dance the night away!)
MAC E/S in "Parafait Amour" (inner and center lid)
MUFE (Make Up For Ever) E/S #92 (it's the darker shade of purple on the outer corner)
MAC E/S in "Carbon" (lightly blend into outer V to create depth)
MAC Fluidline in "Blacktrack" (as eye liner, or you can also use "Carbon" e/s with a small angle brush like MAC 266 to line your upper lash line)
(optional) lilac concealer on the inner lower lash line/tear duct to brighten the eyes

MAC Beauty Powder Blush in "Stark Naked"
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in "Soft & Gentle"

MAC L/S in "Lavender Whip"

This is the MUFE E/S #92 that I used on the outer corner. It's such a gorgeous purple shade. It's $19 USD at Sephora. I included pictures of this eye shadow below (with and without flash) in case you want to use a similar eye shadow color that you already own:

You could wear this look to a night out too. :) Have fun, whatever you'll be up to!

1 comment:


hi nerdygirl! i'm luvin' MUFE as of the moment because of their uber pigmented shadows and blushes. they're so hard to remove as well so i find that as a good characteristic.

I'm looking for a really nice violet eyeshadow and good thing i found your blog. My problem with mac is, their e/s's are either too dark or too light. I want something in between so i guess MUFE's e/s in 92 is perfect. I bought the MUFE blush in 58. It's a raspberry blush but i find it too exaggerated for my cheeks. but since i love the color, i bought it and opted to use it as an e/s. Though it should be used with care or you'll end up as a neon lightbulb! :) you should try that. It'll go well with 92. :) I hope you could visit my blog! more power! :)