Soft Velvet-Lavender (MAC Crystal and Satellite Dreams)
After the really bright and acidic looks, it’s time for a break with a softer, more wearable option that you can throw on for work or play.
I dug out some MAC shadows that I forgot about, and the only thing you need to remember is that you can easily soften a bright color for work or school by layering it over a soft tone like I did here.
- Deep smoky brown or grey (I used BH Cosmetics MS17, a soft grey)
- A pale duochrome lavender grey (MAC Crystal)
- A brighter medium true purple (MAC Satellite Dreams)
Step 1: Simply ground your look with some definition and shape by applying the smoky grey to the outer 1/3 of the lids and along the lower lash line. It should blend up to the socket line only, not any further as this isn’t a dramatic shape.
Step 2: On the rest of the lids, and the inner half of the lower lash line, apply the soft lavender grey. If you have deeper skin tones, go for a truer purple because Crystal can end up looking just pure grey on very dark skin tones.
Step 3: Now pick up the strongest color, the medium bright purple (Satellite Dreams for me) and just pack that down the center of the lids, over a part of the pale lilac earlier. Without this step, the look can seem almost neutral because of how soft the pale shade was. This is the step that gives the look a little oomph and a beautiful transition from light to bright to dark.
Step 4: Finish with mascara, and that’s all there is to it.