Purple Dusk | Befitting Beauty

I took a break from wearing eyeshadow a couple of years ago. It pretty much occurred subconsciously as a little break turned into becoming accustomed to not spending the extra time it takes to apply eyeshadow (especially all the hopes of the make up being properly blended). I became lazy. A blank eye was easy, simple and perfectly matches any lip color. Applying eyeshadow creates the challenge of making sure the eye compliments the lip. It takes more thought so I can understand why make up artists are called artists. It’s literally creating art. During the time that I wasn’t wearing eye shadow I still bought the palettes that caught my eye because I knew that I would be back at it again sooner or later. This look was created with palettes that I bought during those days.

I curated a two minute video showing how I created this look. Feel free to take a peek.

Befitting Style Oyinkan Beauty Purple Dusk Make Up

Infusing purple and orange is a bit reminiscent of the purple dusk.

Befitting Style Oyinkan Beauty Purple Dusk Make Up

Befitting Style Oyinkan Beauty Purple Dusk Make Up

Today’s look included the Smashbox palette as well as the Urban Decay “Smoked” palette. The Smashbox palette is no longer available but the Urban Decay Smoked palette is surprisingly available.


Eyeshadow Urban Decay and the Urban Decay Full Spectrum is similar to the Smashbox palette

Mascara Too Faced: Better Than Sex

Bronzer Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soliel

Eyeliner Kiss NY Pro

Highlighter Urban Decay Naked Illuminated and ColourPop Candyman

Lipstick Nars Velvet Matte and ColourPop Mama

Befitting Style Oyinkan Beauty Purple Dusk Make Up

Have you played with purple while getting dolled up lately?

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47 Thoughts to “Purple Dusk | Befitting Beauty”

  1. Great looking blog site! And the post has great detail & use of video

  2. Great directions and what a great look! Sometimes taking a break can be a wonderful thing. We get so used to seeing ourselves with make up that seeing ourselves without for a while makes it stand out all the more when we re-apply it.

    Enjoy the journey!

    1. Thank you!! Totally enjoying it. I think make up is fun…. Natural beauty will always be the best beauty!

  3. Comfort Ayoade

    The way you directed the make up step by step makes it easy to follow up, once you watch it 2 or 3 times. Truly make up is an act of sculpture of the face. God bless you Oyin. Amen.

    1. God bless you! Thank you so much!

  4. Jennifer Van Huss

    What a beautiful look!! It is soft yet dramatic!! The colour purple really makes your eyes pop!1 Thanks for the tutorial I never know how to put on makeup!

  5. This color looks really beautiful on you! I haven’t had much luck with applying eye shadow over the years. I’m a huge mascara girl, but eye shadow has always been tricky for me. Maybe I’ll have the guts to give it another try soon…..

    1. Yes girl! Give it a try!

  6. I love the pop of color the purple shadow provides! I typically only wear eyeshadow during evening outings or special events, so I appreciate that this look is bold but not too dramatic.

    1. Thanks boo. Glad you love it.

  7. Loving the purple and orange look! Gorgeous! You always style so well too! Love your accessories! Just an overall beautiful look pretty lady!

  8. What a great look!! It is soft yet dramatic!!! The shade of purple really makes your face light up!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

    1. You welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. LOVE that shadow on you! It’s makes your eyes POP without being too over the top. Gorgeous!!

  10. Purple looks awesome on you it really makes your eyes stand out beautifully. I may have to play with purple myself!

    1. You definitely should!!! I’d love to see it on you.

  11. You look so gorgeous. I love the eyeshadow. My daughter would love these colors.

  12. Pam

    I got out of the habit of doing eyeshadow as well. This look is so pretty and so simple too.

    1. Yeah it’s definitely simple to attain. Thank you!

  13. You look beautiful! Make up is something that I have never learned how to do.

    1. Make up is so much fun. Thanks girl!

  14. Purple is so pretty on your skin tone. I haven’t worn purple in a long time.

    1. Thanks love. Hope you try it soon!

  15. What a great look on you. I spent all weekend on YouTube trying to find tutorials on makeup because I need help in that area. I’ll have to try your steps.

    1. Ohh wow! Yeah I would definitely like to know how it works out for you! Thanks for stopping by.

  16. Can’t say no to that skirt! It’s beautiful and there are so many ways to wear it. I think you styled the outfit really well though. You look so gorgeous!

  17. Really pretty look and I love the shadows that you used.

  18. Pretty, I love purple on the eyes!

  19. Bailey

    You are rocking those earrings! Love it!

  20. Leigh Anne Borders

    That is such a fun color! I love how it looks on you. It really brings out your eyes.

  21. That look is perfect on you. I am on an eyeshadow break. I just tightline and lots of mascara.

  22. I love this look, it looks great on you. Purple is one of my favorite colors.

  23. Jennifer G

    Oh my does that ever look gorgeous on you! Purple is one of my fave colours too!

  24. I’m loving the Smoked palette and I’m loving your look! urban decay is one of my favorite makeup brands.

    1. Lovvveee urban decay!

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