30 Day Make Up Challenge #17 Matte

Are you ready for an all matte make up look? Because that is exactly what I have in store for you today. I know that this thing is called the 30 Day Make Up Challenge, but by now I have been making my way through the different tasks for a year and a half. But hey, steady as she goes right? And I am trying to keep things interesting and think outside the box of my usual make up looks too. So these require more work, more prep and more planning. And then I also need to find the time to actually apply the make up onto my face. Especially now that we’re moving into more experimental territory, it’s a nice way to test my make up skills. Today I am showing you a purple & fully matte make up look.

I decided to make a purple make up look, because despite the fact that I have vouched to myself to one day finish this make up challenge, I also made a promise to myself to feature more color into my make up looks. And this is a good way to experiment. I paired the purple eyes with a neutral matte blush, a bit of contour, but nothing too extreme and a matte pink lipstick with a purple/ blue undertone.

The technique I attempted to use on the eyes was simple, but effective I think. You cannot really see it when my eye is open, but when I look down you can clearly see I have applied a much lighter shade in the center of my eye than in the inner and outer corner. I lightly connected those two sides with the darker purple shade as well. To blend things out I used a matte light brown shade in the crease that is close to my own natural skin tone and I used a bit of purple eyeliner to darken up the outer third of the lower lash line as well as to tight line my upper lash line.

The darker shade in my Outer V doesn’t look that intense on the picture, but in real like the effect was a lot more full on. Since all these shades are matte, this eye look was a pain to blend and get the colors to transition nicely. With shimmery shades this would be a lot easier to do and I personally really like the effect it gives. However, if I use this technique again some other time I will try to make the contrast the between the two colored shades even bigger. I think that way the effect will also be visible when I have my eyes open. But since I do not have that much lid space, as I have fairly deep set eyes, I don’t think I will be able to achieve a very full on effect any way.

Products used:

Face: Dior DiorSkin Nude foundation in 01 Ivory, Collection 16 Lasting Perfection concealer in 1 Fair, Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder in Translucent Matte.

Blush: Illamasqua Naked Rose

Bronzer: Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil


  • Base: NYX HD Eyeshadow primer & MAC Painterly paint pot
  • All over lid: Inglot Matte 334
  • Crease: Sleek Flesh (Ultra Matte V2 Darks)
  • Inner corner & outer V: Sleek Highness (Ultra Matte V2 Darks)
  • Brow bone: Sleek Pillow (Ultra Matte V2 Darks)
  • Waterline: Essence Highlight it Nude eye pencils
  • Tight line: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 013 Purple
  • Mascara: Maybelline Falsies Flared

Brows: Soap & Glory Archery brow pencil & Catrice Eyebrow Filler

Lips: MAC Lip Erase in Dim & MAC Matte lipstick in Pink Plaid

Personally I love the purple shade and I actually wore this out to a birthday party I had to go to. Hence the lighting being weird, as it was super sunny outside and I had trouble finding the right spot for the lighting. Everyone complemented me on the eye look. I think the purple suits my brown eyes and complexion really nicely too, so this is a good reminder to myself to wear my purples.

What are your favorite matte eyeshadows to use?

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