28 Aug 2012

1923 Face of the Day: Smokey Purple

From the title alone, you can pretty much tell that this is from my smokey eye phase.

I highlighted my face with loose powder placed generously in the areas I wanted highlighted after which I proceeded to get my eye makeup done. In this look, I extended the powder up to the tail of my eyebrows. I must say that this really helped to lift my eyes as can be seen from the full face pictures.
I made sure to blend out the line of the powder while contouring my face.
see how the corners of my eyes are lifted. I also love the way my under-eye area is highlighted.

Products I used
Sleek creme-to-powder foundations & Sleek powders
Iman dark Purple eyeshadow (the name is off)
Avon lip gloss 

Michele Marriott said...

Barbara, I love looking at your blog..So many beautiful things to see. I wanted you to know that I am passing on a blog award to you. It's a beauty award called the "Laine". If you'd like to accept it, come on over to the blog and grab it. Keep blogging, I love reading your stuff!
http://followmehome.shellybean.com/2012/08/two-awards-and-crossroad.html
Congratulations!

Relentless Builder said...

Smokey eyes with a purple eyeshadow. Now, that's really cool because it means I am not restricted to black alone. Thanks Barbara!

Relentless Builder said...

Congratulations on your latest award *wink*

Barbara Onianwah said...

Oh Thank you so much Michele. I am super excited about this. I would definitely love to collect the award so I will come by as soon as I can.

Thank you Relentless *wide grin*

Barbara Onianwah said...

Oh yes definitely. I can't remember the last time I did a smokey eye with black cos its so long ago. Perhaps I should do a smokey eye series *thinking*.
You can achieve a smokey eye with a variety of colours. Popularly called the colourful smokey eye, it's a lot of fun.

Amanda said...

Great Post. I follow your Blog now.
Please follow me.
A.

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Corleen Heidgerken said...

Great blog! Nice beauty tips and a great window into your country.
I love how your eyes turned out. Makeup is not one of my specialties so I started following you on Bloglovin to learn more.
Thanks also for visiting my fashion blog!

Barbara Onianwah said...

Thank you so much Amanda. I will definitely visit back

Barbara Onianwah said...

Awww Coleen, it is so nice to have you here and I am super glad you loved it. Thank you so much for the follow.

Patricia Needham said...

I love the eyes but I can't do it. I always look werid lol. Nice tips I love your blog. I'll be back.

Barbara Onianwah said...

Awww, I wish you were here and I could show you how to do it Patricia.
Thank you and I am so glad you loved your visit to my blog.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous,love this! Thanks for stopping by my blog, your blog is lovely am following x

Barbara Onianwah said...

Good to have you here Sharon. Thanks a lot

Naomi said...

Your eye makeup here is really pretty! Definitely going to try and do something similar. Naomi xx

www.oneheelforward.blogspot.com

Makeup And London said...

Hello, lovely blog you have!
I'm a new follower, would you like to follow each other?

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xx
Monica

Barbara Onianwah said...

Thank you so much Naomi.

Barbara Onianwah said...

Thank you Monica. I would absolutely love that. I am heading over to your blog now.