Purple Ombre Eyes: One Eyeshadow Technique

Ombre a.k.a graduating color is a trend that’s been going around for quite a while now from the catwalk to hair to makeup. The technique looks a bit tedious makeup-wise but in reality, it really isn’t. Especially if you’re going to use only one eyeshadow. Yes you read it right.

For today’s tutorial, I used this purple shade (Celestial) from Rachel Roy Palette Collection.


Start by priming the eyes then follow these simple steps:


The key to a flawless look lies in the blending. Pat purple eyeshadow several times on the lid until you are satisfied with the color. With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, start blending from the crease upwards. Retouch the lid as necessary. Smudge lower lash line with the same purple eyeshadow. Tight-line upper lashes and line waterline with black eye pencil. Finish with two coats of mascara or false lashes.

Since the eyes are quite dramatic, go easy with the cheeks and lips. 


Products used:
Face: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Full Coverage Foundation
Eyes: e.l.f eye primer, Tarte mascara, Rachel Roy Palette Collection, Laura Mercier black eyeliner
Cheeks: Candy Leopard from Too Faced on the Prowl
Lips: Laura Mercier Lip Glace (Coral Diamond)

Have you tried any ombre lately?




  1. August 17, 2012 / 11:17 pm

    What a beautiful purple look, how do you always make it look so easy to accomplish??

    • August 18, 2012 / 1:51 am

      Thanks so much Tina. I look at the magazine or online, use whatever tools I have and work from there. I'm still a work in progress.xoxo

    • August 18, 2012 / 1:52 am

      Many thanks. Yeah, and it's simple to do. Have a great weekend!xo

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