Today's Makeup: Smokey Eyes and Coral Lips

Today's Makeup - Purple Smokey Eyes - Coral Lips - Easy Tutorial
Today's Makeup:  Smokey Eyes - Coral Lips

It's been a dull week so far - lot's of work, the pesky flu that's been going around which I have been doing my best to stay safe from, and the weather hasn't been that great either.  It is the perfect time for a darker smokey eye, though, and today's makeup is just that.  A dark greyish-purple smokey eye that I have paired with a coral lip.  Here's how to do this easy smokey eye makeup look.

Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Steps Photos Tutorial Indian Beauty Blog
Step 1:  Apply a primer (I have used Urban Decay's Primer Potion) all over lids.  Apply a shimmery taupe shade all over the lids, extending up to the crease.  I have used the shade from Chanel's Mystere Eyeshadow quad.  The shimmer is fine and not really chunky glitter.
Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Steps Photos Tutorial Indian Beauty Blog
Step 2:  Apply a matte dusty purple eyeshadow over the lid, keeping the color closer to the lashline and not quite extending to the crease.  I used the same flat eyeshadow brush that I used to apply the earlier eyeshadow (Chanel #25 large eyeshadow brush).
Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Steps Photos Tutorial Indian Beauty Blog
Step 3:  Using an eyeshadow blending brush (NARS large dome brush), apply a warm brown eyeshadow (MAC Saddle) along the crease.  Use a softer brown eyeshadow that's close to your skin tone (MAC Soft Brown, in my case) to blend out the edges of the earlier eyeshadow and buff just above the crease.
Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Steps Photos Tutorial Indian Beauty Blog
Applied MAC Saddle along the crease, blending with the earlier taupe-purple shadows.  Then, used MAC Soft brown to blend Saddle and take out any harsh edges.
Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Steps Photos Tutorial Indian Beauty Blog
Step 4:  Apply a black eyeliner along the lashline (Maybelline gel eyeliner) and use the purple eyeshadow to smudge it.
Brushes used:  Maybelline liner brush to apply the liner and Chanel #26 shadow-contour brush.
Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Steps Photos Tutorial Indian Beauty Blog
Using a kohl or any non-waterproof pencil for this step is a better idea as it would be easier to smudge and blend, but I used whatever I had lying around :P  Also, if the lid color starts to fade off with all this blending and buffing (which it has in my case), just pat on some extra shadow to build up and intensify the color.  Keep the shadow close to the lashline, though.
Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Steps Photos Tutorial Indian Beauty Blog
Step 5:  Use the same black eyeliner along the waterline/tightline.  Apply it a bit messily along the lower waterline, and use a pointed eyeshadow brush (Tom Ford Smoky Eye Brush) and the purple eyeshadow to blend this out.  Use the same brush and the brown eyeshadow applied along the crease (in this case, MAC Saddle) to blend out the edges of the line some more.  Curl lashes and finish with mascara (Maybelline Megaplush).
Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Steps Photos Tutorial Indian Beauty Blog
And that's the finished look!  Since I used darker colors and did a bit of buffing/blending, there was quite a bit of fallout, and I did the rest of my face makeup after I was finished with my eyes.
To add a pop of color, I paired the darker eye with a coral lip (Maybelline Glam2 Lip Polish) and a peach-coral blush (Chanel Fleur de Lotus).

Additional Makeup Used/Swatches

Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Tutorial - Swatches Indian Skin MAC Eyeshadows Saddle Soft Brown Chanel Mystere NARS Kamchatka Maybelline Black Eyeliner
On the eyes:  Maybelline 36-Hour Gel Eyeliner
NARS Kamchatka Eyeshadow
Chanel Mystere eyeshadow (from the quad)
MAC Eyeshadow Saddle
MAC Eyeshadow Soft Brown
Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Tutorial - Swatches on Indian Skin - Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Fleur de Lotus Maybelline Glam2 No7 Lip Pencil Nude
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush - Fleur de Lotus
Maybelline Lip Polish Glam 2
No. 7 Lip Pencil Nude
Purple Smokey Eyes Coral Lips Easy Makeup Tutorial - Products Used - Chanel MAC Maybelline Urban Decay No7 Rimmel NARS Bobbi Brown Suqqu Ecotools Hakuhodo
Additional Products Used
Face:  Chanel Perfection Lumiere, Urban Decay Naked Beauty Balm
NARS Cream Stick Concealers in Caramel and Biscuit, Bobbi Brown Dark Peach Corrector, applied with Ecotools Concealer Brush
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder applied with Suqqu Powder Brush
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Fleur de Lotus - applied with Hakuhodo Large Pointed Yachiyo
On the lips:  Maybelline Glam 2 Lip Polish over No. 7 Lip Pencil in Nude

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21 comments:

  1. Look so simple yet elegant .. and that lip polish looks fabulous on you Radhika <3

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    1. Hi Shalini! Thank you :) I am kind of obsessed with the lip polish of late :D

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  2. Hey snap!!! I wore a very similar look today: smokey eyes from the Chanel Charming Palette and coral lips and cheeks with Chanel creme de blush in Intonation and lipgloss, the coral-red one, from spring, worn over Fouguese. Great look on you too!

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  3. Wowwwwieeee...that sounds great!

    Chanel Charming got some mixed reviews, didn't it? Hehheee..but I like it. It's one palette where I can use every color :)

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  4. Lovely look Rads :) No one would ever guess that you have used so many products on you :) It looks so natural :)

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    1. Thank you, Aarthi! :) Though, honestly, it looks a little too much for me in real life, especially since I am out mostly in the day time, but for photos I guess it's okay. It helps to keep the foundation very sheer and use generous amounts of concealer for coverage :P

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  5. Beautiful!!

    Questions about your base products: What shade of Perfection Lumiere do you use? Do you use the Naked BB as a primer under the Chanel? Are you using the Bobbi Brown Dark Peach under or over concealer under your eyes?

    It's so hard for us with Indian skin tones to find good matching colors in base products :(

    Pretty Suqqu powder brush... :)

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    1. Hi Amy..my base makeup isn't perfect - I still am working on getting the ideal shade, but to answer your questions, here's what I am using currently: Chanel Perfection Lumiere (BA35) mixed with just a bit of Urban Decay BB - maybe about 1 part foundation to less than 1/4 of the BB. I find the Chanel foundation on it's own gives me a mask/cakey coverage..probably because it doesn't really match my skin tone perfectly, and adding this helps thin it down a bit and also reduces the yellowness just a bit. I am guessing I am a neutralish skin tone because neither the yellow or the pink-toned bases work for me, and I am yet to find a perfect neutral :|

      On to the Bobbi Brown Dark Peach, I use this under my eyes. I have greenish dark circles, and quite a bit of pigmentation at the corners (with added creases), and this helps knock out some of the darkness. Then I add NARS Caramel over it - just a light layer - only over the dark circles. Just below the edge of the dark circle I add NARS biscuit..helps bright a bit of light to the area and extend it down along side of my nose ..so it's soft of like a triangle along side of nose..hope that makes sense :P :P As for my blemishes..which I have tons of..I use NARS Caramel on a pointed concealer brush and dab it over teh blemishes. Sometimes it covers on it's own. Other times I am trying out CoverFx in I thinkkk Neutral Deep..it's a sample..to give more opaque coverage..but it doesn't match the darker parts of my face..so I cover it with NARS Caramel to match my skin.

      Sorry I typed in such a long, rambling reply..but finding a proper skintone match seems to be an almost impossible task for me!

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    2. A long rambling reply is exactly what I was hoping for, lol - I think you and I share a very similar skintone, so that's why I asked. I mix NARS TM in Annapurna and St. Moritz to knock out some of the very strong yellow tones in Annapurna, and when I saw that you did it as well, I scoured your blog to look at all of your foundation matches. Right now for everyday base, I'm using Dior's Pro-Youth Skin Tint in shades 2 and 3, mixing them in about 1:3 ratio...and of course shade 3 is discontinued. :-P I have to give the NARS stick concealers another look - last time I tried them, they seemed too sheer and dry - I'm thinking of combining MAC prep/prime highlighter and MAC select coverup for a new concealer, but still have to experiment. Thank you for your reply, so so helpful!!

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    3. Haaa...yes I do that too..but I do find the NARS finish a bit more "radiant" and sometimes it can look a little too oily especially in photos..sighhh..there's always a catch with everything :D Now that it's winter, I should probably go back to it. I agree with you on the texture of the NARS stick concealers..they do go on a bit dryish powdery at times..but I have oily skin and I am sort of managing with them. I figured if it's dry it will last longer on me :P I want to buy the creamy version, but Biscuit in that seemed ashier than the stick version of Biscuit. Maybe Caramel might be perfect in the creamy concealer..decisions decisions :D :D I also got a sample of MAC Prolongwear..nw35 is what the guy at the counter recommended...it looks good when I start..as in, the coverage for my underye area is awesome..but then after a while it just looks dull and dark....maybe I should top it with some other highlighter kinds..

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    4. Heh - I'm using MAC Pro Longwear concealer right now (in NW30, I think), and it totally starts looking a little dull throughout the day! Pretty decent coverage, but it's not really the best at brightening the dark areas under my eyes. :-P I carry the MAC Prep and Prime highlighter with me on my way to work when I don't have time to apply concealer at home - not great undereye coverage when it's used on its own, but the brightening effect is great.

      Agreed that the NARS TM comes off sometimes, frankly, as too shiny, especially in photos - the Dior TM I'm using right now has a similar-ish finish, perhaps a little less shiny, but that's why I always carry non-reflecting powder with me! :-P

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    5. Ya I was planning to try out some of those reflecting pen things to top over the concealer...it's like I buy one thing and then need 5 other things to make this one thing work!

      Sighhhh..one day we will have our makeup routine down to 5 products...dreammmmming on :D :D

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    6. Hi Amy,

      I think u can use the MAC NW30 concealer to correct under the eye and that looks natural because of its reddish undertone, but in order to brighten you will need some thing more yellow-toned. That seems to work the best for us darker Indian skin tones. If you use a yellow-toned concealer to conceal it will seem a little ashy after a while as it really doesnt cancel the darkness. you might want to give it a try.

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    7. It definitely needs a yellow-toned corrector/brightener over it...the combination would be perfect...Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  6. Superb! I have never tried coral lips with smokey eyes.

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    1. Oh am sure whatever pairing you try it will suit you just fine pretttty girl :D

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    2. Oh u shud try that out...it looks perfect. That's my go to look for a lot of clients these days....try MAC's crosswires or Vegas volt

      - Neeraj

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  7. i landed here from TEMPTALIA :) and yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    sorryyyy i had to post a comment here ....
    and its not showoff :) i am happyyyyy and sending you some NV :)

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    1. Hahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..thank you...and :D :D :D

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  8. Lovely post and a very unique way of doing a tutorial....the loved the Fleur de lotus blush and wish to get it someday. I think and believe that a bit of heavier hand is needed when u do a makeup for photography. See of that works for u...I loved the look a lot though. very day wear and very nicely executed.

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    1. Thank you so much for the comments, Neeraj! I messed up and deleted your other comment so typed it out as a reply..:(

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