{beauty board} bold gold shadow + purple liner

I usually contour my eyes with varying shadow shades; but I love the simplicity of a one-swipe system {i.e. one swipe of shadow from lashline to brow, followed by a swipe of lower-liner from outer corner to inner, followed by a swipe of mascara} - especially in glistening metallics and lush jewel tones. It's a look that has been seen on Charlotte Free in the Maybelline Pure Pigments adverts {above}, as well as the Nina Agdal for bebe fall 2013 campaign {both using bold gold shadow + purple liner}; and is super stunning for high-drama Girls' Night Out looks, but can also be adapted for the daytime hours {I myself have worn it for early-morning shopping dates}. Here are a few of my favorite products to Get the Look:

gold shadow
ONE: MAKE UP FOR EVER in Yellow Gold 10 {$20.00} TWO: Maybelline Pure Pigments in Wild Gold {$6.99} THREE: Lancome in 24 Karat {$19.00} FOUR: NARS in Corcovado {$24.00} FIVE: COVERGIRL in Gold Flame 330 {$5.94}

If you don't like a lot of fuss when it comes to makeup, you can't go wrong with MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyeshadow in Yellow Gold 10. It's crease resistant, so it looks just as fab at the end of the day as it did when you first applied. Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Loose Powder in Wild Gold is a must if you want hyper-pigmentation on a budget. Loose Powder is not something you frequently see in a drugstore brand; but it is a great addition to makeup drawers, as it is buildable and very easy to blend. Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold in 24 Karat is the epitome of luxe, and worth every penny. The shimmer effect is intense {but not so much so that you can't wear it to the office}; and the texture is like velvet. Definitely one of those obsession-worthy products.

If you prefer shadow sticks, NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Corcovado is basically an essential. It's creamy, and brightens up your eyes in a total OMG way. One of my new loves, however, is COVERGIRL Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pencil in Gold Flame 330. The gel-like formulation is soft and creamy; and there's a cooling effect when applied that feels amazing. It doesn't hurt that it's insanely affordable either.

purple liner
ONE: Urban Decay in Ransom {$6.00} TWO: Maybelline Pure Pigments in Potent Purple {$6.99} THREE: NYX in Purple Blaze {$8.00} FOUR: RIMMEL in Paranoid Purple {$4.49} FIVE: Mineral Essence in Purple Nebula {$12.00}

Urban Decay Vintage 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are like the holy grail of eyeliners because they never fade and go on super smoothly. Ransom is the perfect color for recreating this liner look as it is a bright iridescent purple that will fully complement the bold gold shadow. If you don't have a steady hand when applying pen/wand-style liners, Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Loose Powder in Potent Purple is a great solution for nailing your liner look - simply apply it with an eyeliner brush, which gives you a bit more control. My personal obsession is the NYX Slide On Eye Liner Pencil in Purple Blaze. I own these in about 15 colors, and cannot rave about them enough. The pigmentation is so amazing; and they never flake or fade {even if you, like me, wear them for 12+ hours a day}.

Double-duty beauty is always a nice feature; so if you want a liner that can work overtime as a shadow, RIMMEL ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Stick in Paranoid Purple is fab. Use it as a liner one night, and create a smoky purple eye the next. Like the Maybelline Loose Powder, Mineral Essence Liner Shadow in Purple Nebula is an easy choice if applying liner isn't your forte. This one also has silver undertones / particles, so if you love an extra kick of shimmer, you'll adore it.



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ellie said...

What a gorgeous post of eye makeups! Love this!

ivy said...

Falling in love with all these eye pencils! Great post!!

she.is.the.one said...

metallic is cool :)

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mazzymay said...

Really love the colors. Such a great selection!

mazzymay said...

Beautiful Friday post! My wish list just got longer!

Blond Duck said...

So pretty!

Janet Taylor said...

Looks awesome!

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

I have to try this, Erika! looks amazing. have a nice weekend, darling! xx


Wow, these are great and vibrant colours, I want to try the purple. I have blue liner and love it! Have a wonderful weekend, love. xx/M

sorelle in style said...

Ahh that is such a gorgeous look! I will have to give it a try this weekend :)

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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing look!
I need that NARS pencil!


Chic and Cliché said...

This eyehsadow look is so beautiful :)


Sara Gerard said...

Two of my favorite colors! I MUST try this out, I love all of the suggestions here, lots of options.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I'm really surprised at how good that looks, but I suppose it makes sense because purple and gold really do go together.

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Tiffany Kadani said...

I do love this unexpected color combo. Pretty!

Pooja Mittal said...

I am going to try both the color's of color tatoo..
Keep in touch,

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks for the tips! I really like the gold.

Imogen said...

This is stunning. Now I just need someone who will do this look for me because I am terrible at eye makeup... I've been intending to buy some purple or blue eyeliner for awhile now.

Sherin said...

This is a fantastic look. Need to try it out myself.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful combination!

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

This is stunning, very beautiful make up !

marina miouprincess said...

this is gorgeous! love it!

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