As I was flipping through last month’s Teen Vogue (yes, I’m a subscriber, even though I’m 26), I came across this stunning photo of Adele:

I loved the use of purples in not just the shadow, but also the liner and mascara. Paired with a light, neutral lip and beautiful contouring, this went to the top of my list of looks I wanted to try on myself. I figured I would make it into a Makeup Monday and show you my own take on it! I’m saving the contour tutorial for a later date, so this look mostly focuses on the eyes, with some mild contouring using Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess underneath and Smashbox Illusion highlighter on my cheekbones.

For what I used and step by step instructions, continue reading after the jump.


What I used on my eyes:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Crystal Sand
Psychedelic Sister eyeshadow Urban Decay Fun Palette

Estée Lauder Stay in Place Gel Eyeliner in Stay Violet
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Mascara Duo (also comes in green, blue and a more fuchsia-ish purple to coordinate with your eye color – and you can find these at most stores. I got mine at CVS)


What I used on my cheeks and lips:
Estée Lauder Soft Shimmer Bronzer (contour)
Smashbox Masquerade Baked Fusion Soft Lights Palette – ooh, it’s on sale! (highlight)
Julie Hewett Bijou Collection Lipstick in Biba

Follow the steps below to recreate the eye look:





Finished Look:

That’s it! Let me know if you have any questions or need product recommendations. Also, I would love to see pictures of any look you’ve recreated from my tutorials. Post them on my Facebook Page!