Tutorial : A purple smokey eye : Stila In The Moment palette.

Monday, 11 November 2013



I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Stila in the moment palette thanks to a twitter competition recently. Everyone went a bit crazy for the In the Light palette but I never saw much said about this one so I was eager to have a little play.

The stila in the moment palette has a really nice selection of shades, all very pigmented. There are some neutrals and then the main focus are the purple shades along the top row. These are the shades I used to create this particular look. When it comes to a smokey eye it's always a bit of a challenge for me. I lot of the time I end up looking like I've been punched! However these stila eyeshadows are really easy to work with. 


To achieve the above look I used all four purple shades. I'll try to explain it as best I can but to be honest it was a bit of a fluke. It would probably have been easier to explain in a video but as I haven't ventured into youtube yet a blog post will have to do!  

The first step was to prime my eyes. I used the Too faced eyeshadow insurance, then swept the lightest purple shade (impulse) all over the lid and slightly above the crease. 

Then I took the 2nd darkest shade (improvise) and packed that quite heavily on the lid. It doesn't matter if it goes a bit over, as the next step was to take a blending brush and blend it out along the crease. To make it a bit smokier I added the darkest shade (catalyst) in the crease and blended it out. Just keep blending and blending until you are happy with the overall look. Blending is key! To add a little bit of extra colour I put a little bit of the bright purple (glance) on the center of the lid.

To finish I put a bit of improvise along the lash line and smudged it out a little. Added a slick of eyeliner along the water/lashline and masacara and that's it!  

Not the most complicated of 'tutorials' but that is how I did it and it all seemed to work so I thought I would share it with you (I also had Shelley & Charli telling me I had to post the photos in a blog post!) I might give the more neutral shades a go next!

You can purchase the Stila in the moment palette here.

Have you tried this palette?

Much love,