MAKE UP / Twilight at Dusk (Purple Eyeshadow)

Every now and then, I’ll be out on the road at dusk and I’ll catch a glimpse of the sky turning pretty shades of blue, purple, and navy with bits of pink. It doesn’t happen all the time here in Texas but when I do get to see it, I’m always a bit taken aback by the colors – which just happens to be my inspiration for this eye shadow combo, hence the name Twilight at Dusk.

I used 3 shadows (Fishnet, Ransom, and Zero) from Urban Decay’s Deluxe Shadow Box to get this look. Other product details listed at end of post.

How to get this look:

Apply Urban Decay primer to entire eyelid and up to eyebrow bone.

Using a flat eye shadow brush, apply Fishnet to entire eyelid. Try to go a little above the eyelid so when you open your eye you can see a bit of pink at the top.

Using the flat brush apply Ransom starting a little bit away from the outer edge of the eye and into crease, blend into Fishnet.

Take contour brush and apply Zero – starting at the outer edge of eye and into crease of eye. Blend all three colors but try to keep the inner eyelid area untouched.

Apply a little bit more Fishnet into that inner part of eyelid and a little bit more at the top using a contour brush and lightly blend.

Apply a tiny bit of Urban Decay primer underneath lower lash line. Take angled brush and apply Fishnet to lower lash line.

Wipe off any excess eye shadow using a make-up remover towelette. Apply mascara (I applied a double wing liner) to upper lash line and mascara (top and bottom).

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion,  Urban Decay Deluxe Eye Shadows in Fishnet, Ransom and Zero, Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner – Blackest Black, L’oreal Telescopic Mascara – Carbon Black

Face: Maybelline FIT foundation in 310, Cover Girl Simply Powder – Buff Beige, MAC blush – Sunbasque, FLIRT! lipstick – Cheer (sold at Kohl’s)

12 thoughts on “MAKE UP / Twilight at Dusk (Purple Eyeshadow)

  1. i love purple eye makeup but i am always afraid to try it. you have such pretty eyes, natural long lashes. this might sound weird but i love your cheekbones. 🙂 i am following you. take care

  2. I know you posted this tutorial a while back but I just ordered this palette from the friends and family sale and was looking for some new looks/ideas and I have to tell you, this is one of the best written and photograph tutorials I have ever seen…and i’ve read A LOT. You describe everything in detail and your photos follow along perfectly. Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

    • Shawn – thanks so much for your sweet note and I’m glad you found this tutorial to be so helpful! I too was having trouble finding good tutorials and the ones on You Tube are sometimes too complicated to follow, since the person doing it is so good at it. Plus, I don’t think there are many out there for this palette. In the end, I love this palette and wanted to share a look from it. I figured the more pictures and the more explanation – the better. Let me know if you end up creating any new looks with these colors, they are some of my favorite.

  3. I know this is pretty old but I just came across it – I’ve been experimenting with eyeshadows (never been able to make them work for me.. I’m almost 30 lol) and I just want to say this is an extremely helpful tutorial! From where to apply it on the lid to what brushes to use.. I just ordered this palette a couple days ago, so I can’t wait to try this look today when I get it! Looks beautiful on you!

    • Hi Koofa! I’m always happy when I see someone finding some of my old posts and liking them, so it’s never too old. Thank you so much for comment, I’m glad you liked the tutorial. This is one of my favorite palettes and I wish I used it more often but colors can seem so daunting at times. I’m defnitely going to try and experiment with it more often. Let me know how the experimentation goes, I’m sure it’ll turn out fantastic!

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