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!

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.


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


Makeup And London said...

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



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.