Party look: Purple eye makeup and matte red lips

Party look with purple eye makeup and red lips
I am feeling somewhat low. A holiday I had planned was cancelled and a meeting I was looking forward to has been postponed. But most important of all, my Gramps fell off the bed a couple of days ago and has not been well. Gramps being ill is not a common occurrence, given his spirit, will-power and energy. Plus, he has been fighting the dreaded "c" since last year.
He is my absolute hero and the man who introduced me to everything from Dickens to tennis and military history. Small wonder then if I cannot imagine existence without him. All the worry, along with lack of time to remove makeup at night, has led to breakouts on my left cheek and chin, leaving my skin flaky and oily at the same time.
Nonetheless, life must go on - there are parties I cannot get out of, and makeup is a bit of a cheer-me-up. I opted for purple, my favourite shade for eye makeup, and the most atypical (for me) lip colour I could find in my stash with no thought for that stupid rule about not combining bold eyes and lips.

Here is the Holiday makeup look I wore to the first party of the season.



All photographs are in natural light.

Face makeup used:

  1. Benefit Porefessional primer
  2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Makeup Intensity 2.0
  3. Givenchy Prisme Foundation Powder Compact in Shaping Honey
I usually wear a smidgen of peach blush for parties but my skin is in poor condition right now. Boo!

Eye makeup used: 

  1. Cover FX Concealer in Medium
  2. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  3. Ooh La Orchid from Too Faced A Few Of My Favourite Things, swatched here
  4. Cream Colored Ponies, from Too Faced A Few Of My Favourite Things
  5. Bliss in Barcelona from Sleek Vintage Romance, swatched here
  6. Candied Violet from Too Faced Chocolate Bar, swatched here
  7. Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner - see how I get wonky results? This is not for those with unsteady hands. Reviewed here
  8. Lancome Crayon Khol in Noir Captive, on the lower lid.
  9. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, reviewed here 

Party look with purple eye makeup and red lips

 

Lip makeup used:

    Party look with purple eye makeup and red lips
  • Mirabella Velvet Lip Pencil in Red, from my Lip Factory Box - blotted twice to mattify and to make it more subtle.
I have stepped outside my dusty-rose comfort zone and opted for the only red lip colour I could lay my hands on. No, I am not a red-lip convert! Dusty rose all the way for me.
Despite all this and a lively party and great dinner, I'm still worried about Gramps. And I know he does not want that. I have my fingers crossed for him and Gran - their health and happiness would be the best Christmas prezzie for me.
Stay tuned for more looks as the Holiday season progresses.
 
  1. I'm sorry you're feeling down :( But your makeup is lovely! :)

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  2. erikatheicyoneDecember 23, 2014

    Sweetie, I am so sorry that your beloved grandfather is battling cancer. Cancer sucks! :'( It has taken people I love the most deeply and... Yeah. My heart, it is with you. (((hug)))


    On the lighter side, your makeup looks so pretty. These shades are so lovely on you. I think that shade of purple was created for your brown eyes!

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  3. I never would have thought to pair purple and red, but it looks great on you. Looks like you have some of your Grandpa's adventuresome spirit. I hope he is quickly on the mend.

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  4. Lola SeicentoDecember 24, 2014

    I'm so sorry that you are feeling blue! :-( Your makeup is absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. So sorry about your gramps :( hope he feels better soon! At least your make-up is pretty.

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  6. Color Me So CrazyDecember 24, 2014

    I have my fingers crossed, too! Especially this season, I always hope for health and happiness for all.

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  7. An Unusual Purple & Red combination. That red looks wonderful on you!
    Wishing your Grandfather speedy recovery. :)

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  8. Such a pretty purple. Praying for your family.

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  9. Victoria - manicuratorDecember 24, 2014

    First of all...thinking of you and sending strength to your dear grandpa! And now for the makeup, a lovely look you did, I adore matte lips these days!

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa, I hope things turn around! The purple eye is beautiful!

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  11. I'm sorry to hear of your troubles, I hope you and your family the best. I really like your purple eye look!

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  12. cindyprimebeautyDecember 24, 2014

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Pretty purple!

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  13. FabZilla_KathDecember 24, 2014

    You look gorgeous.... I hope your grandpa feels better. I am a grandpa's girl, forever I will be. My papa (how we used to call him) passed away before NYE 2000, t'was the saddest day of my life. Like you, I learned a LOT from him. Praying for your family...

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  14. Such a pretty look! I love it! Sorry about your grampa

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  15. Sorry to hear about your family, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

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  16. Thinking of you & your family! <3 Your look turned out beautiful!

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  17. This is a beautiful look, I love that lip color on you! I hope your grandpa gets well soon *hugs* thinking of you and your family!

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  18. Wow Renu, I love this look, but I'm loving even more your new layout. Sorry to hear about your grandpa. Thoughts are with you!

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  19. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you!

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  20. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you!

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  21. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you so much for the kind words, Erica. I should consider myself lucky to have got so many beautiful years and memories with Gramps and Gran but I don't want them to suffer pain or discomfort, and I'm selfish - the idea of a world without them is never welcome.

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  22. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you! I like pairing outlandish and unlikely shades lol.

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  23. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you!

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  24. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you! We are hoping he is on the mend soon!

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  25. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you <3 I hate seeing my Gramps suffer.

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  26. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thanks so much! I am hoping he is fine before New Year :(

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  27. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you!

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  28. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thanks muchly! I prefer matte - but non-drying - lips. We're hoping Gramps is back on his feet by New Year.

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  29. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you so much!

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  30. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thanks very much!

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  31. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you <3

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  32. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you so much! Grandpa's girls forever! My grandparents raised me during my most impressionable years, and I don't want them to suffer pain or discomfort at all :( Hope things look up soon.

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  33. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thank you!

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  34. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thanks muchly!

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  35. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 25, 2014

    Thanks so much! <3

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  36. Sorry to hear of your Grandpa. Sending positive vibes your way.

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  37. The Polished MommyDecember 25, 2014

    Very soft and pretty =)

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  38. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 27, 2014

    Thank you! A redesign was long overdue. Hopefully there will be more time for blogging and better news for Gramps in 2015.

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  39. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 27, 2014

    Thanks so much! Gramps came home for Christmas; hoping for better news for him in 2015.

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  40. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 29, 2014

    Thank you <3

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  41. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 29, 2014

    Thanks muchly! He is feeling better, which is a great Christmas present!

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