EOTD: Everyday Purple-Brown and Beige Eye Look

Friday, December 10, 2010

Today's eye look is a simple one with a slightly darker crease. I know this isn't the best look I could put out, but I just thought I'd show how some of the colours from the recent Gabrielle Faust for Overall Beauty collection looked on my eyelid.

For this look, I decided to make it neutral, so I used Aftermath and the lighter colours, Sanctified Snow and Hourglass Sand. I'm really liking these colours so far.

Here's the look I produced. Don't laugh - I swear it's more blended in real life (the second picture with my eye closed will also prove it later!):

Everyday Neutral eye look

Here's the breakdown for anyone interested. All the eyeshadows were from the Gabrielle Faust for Overall Beauty line:

Hourglass Sand on lid (matte warm beige)
Sanctified Snow on browbone (shimmery vanilla)
Afemath on crease (grey-brown matte)
Covergirl Lash Blast mascara
Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil

The thing I noticed is that although Aftermath looked like a brown-grey in the pot and in my previous swatches, it actually pulls a little purple on. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, and I suspect this is due more to my weird olive undertones than anything else.

Here's a picture of the same eyeshadow look with my eyes closed. See, I told you the blending wasn't that bad, right? :P

purple beige look gabrielle faust overall beauty

The Gabrielle Faust by Overall Beauty shadows were nice and pigmented, and very smooth in texture. I have no complaints about these. I think they could blend better, but I think they're fine the way they are.


  1. Love the look : D And I know this is rather random, but I like that you actually did your eyebrows beforehand. I can't stand when people upload FOTDs or EOTDs without doing their eyebrows. lol. It ruins the entire impression of the look : D But yeah.. you did great! Love the hint of purple in this!

  2. Pretty! I really like greyish-brown eyeshadows when I smoke out my eyes too :)

  3. Very pretty and great for winter! :)

  4. I love your EOTD look..Absolutely gorgeous simple look..Very wearable look..

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  5. I love this look! Although I have hooded eyelid - can just see my eyeliner area but no lids, yet not single eyelid. Would this look ok on me or will it just make my eyes look puffier?

  6. @klbytec: This look is pretty basic and would work for most eye shapes. The key is to know where to place the crease colour. In fact, I have hooded eyelids too, so I think you could definitely try this. If you have hooded eyelids, you might wish to consider placing the crease colour above the crease line, instead of on it, like I have done - you can see the crease colour is physically above the crease line in my eye. Raising the creaseline slightly will give the impression of larger lid space, and contour your eyes better. Do try it out and let me know how it goes! Good luck!

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  9. Love this EOTD! It's very pretty!


  10. Gorgeous! I have the same issue with things going purple on my lids even though they look taupe or brown in the pan.

    I guess I must have a similar skin tone to you


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