3 Color Challenge

Day two look of my 3 color weekly challenge coming right up. If you missed it, here are swatches of the colors I am working with.


Today I decided I really needed to give the purple a go. I mean, prior to this I’d just used it as eyeliner. I know that it’s dark and intense and not something I am used to wearing so I wasn’t sure what I should do. But, I’ve come up with something I rather like.

First I took the ace beaute grandiose palette:


Since the color poppy is also part of the challenge, I figured I’d start here. I used Clove as a transition and Poppy in the crease. Then I set down the purple from the JH Morphe palette all over my lid. I blended the edges so they didn’t look harsh (And all messed up.) Knowing full well I didn’t feel like having this dark color on my lid all day with no dimension and depth, I added my Mac highlighter from the Shiny Pretty Things collection, the one that is a duochrome shifting gold to pink, and popped that from my inner corner partway across the lid. Adding the sheer pink/gold sparkle overtop lightened the look quite a bit. It’s still dark, but it’s a bit less intense. I left the purple in the outer corner as is.

On the lower lashline, I used Clove and then the purple as more of a liner. On the inner corner, that’s where I used my third color, the sweet peach color from sydney grace. It’s rather too dark for an inner corner highlight, but I wanted to give it a try. I lined my waterline with a nude liner. If I’d thought about it, I would have tightlined in black but I didn’t think about it, so here we are.

The final look. I did have to wear my glasses today, my eyes decided that contacts were a no go. Probably ok since I am hiding behind them with such an intense eye look.

There you have it, look number two. Not sure what I’ll do for my third look, I might try something pretty subtle since both today and Monday feel quite bold.