Classic Glam with a hint of Deep Violet: Tutorial

I wore this classic, glam inspired look with a hint of violet in the eyeshadow on Valentine's Day and it was a hit!


  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Buck - Fawn Brown Matte ($18.00)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Baked - Rich Bronze Shimmer ($18.00)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Busted - Deep Brown Shimmer ($18.00)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Gravity - Deep Violet Shimmer with Multi-Colored Micro-Glitter ($18.00)
  • Kat Von D Trooper - Ink Black ($19.00)
  • Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer - 01 Stardust ($14.00)
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner - Red 8C - True Red ($19.00)
  • Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick - UNDERAGE RED - Matte Fire Engine Red - ($21.00)
  • Nars Blush - Oasis - Sparkling Pink Champagne ($30.00)


  1. First, with a nice blending brush apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Buck - fawn brown matte ($18.00) to the crease of the eyelid and the bottom lashline as well, blending outwards towards the brows. 
  2. Take your golden hue, like Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Baked - rich bronze shimmer ($18.00 ) and apply also in the crease of the eyelid, blending outwards towards the brows and midway across the lower lashline. Apply heavily to the crease.
  3. Take a deep shimmering bronze hue, I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Busted - deep brown shimmer ($18.00) and with blending strokes, apply in the inner corners of the top and bottom eyelids, blending inwards and out, making sure not to overlap your gold hue too much. 
  4. A little hint of deep purple makes this look unique! Make sure you use a deep plum and not neon purple. The plum paired with the brown is what makes this so complimentary. I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Gravity - deep violet shimmer with multi-colored micro-glitter ($18.00) lightly over the top eyelid creases, where I used the dark brown "Busted" shade. I also lined the lower inner lashline subtly with this, making sure not to extend past the midway point of the lashline.
  5. Line the eyes with a black liner, I love Kat Von D Trooper - ink black ($19.00). I didn't line the bottom lashline and only lined the top.
  6. Apply a pearly toned highlight to the cheekbones, such as Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer - 01 Stardust ($14.00). Also with an eyeshadow blending brush apply this to the inner corner of the eyes and blend subtly inwards. Also apply to the arches of the eyebrows.
  7. With a cleanly sharpened lip liner pencil, line the lips in a true red tone sharply. I love, love, love Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner - Red 8C - true red ($19.00)
  8. Fill the lips in with a matte red lipstick, I used another favorite product of mine, Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick - UNDERAGE RED - matte fire engine red  - ($21.00).
  9. Lastly, apply a natural toned blush with some shimmer under the cheek bones softly like Nars Blush - Oasis - sparkling pink champagne ($30.00).
  10. Done!

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You can slap on deep purple lipstick one day & play out your inner vamp persona or you can go with a nude palette the next. You can wear 6 inch pumps & feel like you own the world or some combat boots and feel ready for battle.... READ MORE>>


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