A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sparkly Purple Worksafe Look

I had mentioned in my previous post that I had some difficulty building up the colours from the NARS Marie-Galante duo. I decided to use this unfortunate fact to my advantage and start using it for springtime work looks. Though I didn't intend for this to be "work makeup" when I bought it, the shadows go on quite sheer if you don't work at it and this is perfect for a subtle bit of colour and sparkle that's not too much for work. I also used my new Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette which is AWESOME! To complete the look, I shopped my stash for some old favourites: a BUXOM gloss, a MUFE Aqua Liner, and a MAC Blush from Quite Cute.

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.

BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.

CHEEKS: MAC Mineralize Blush in Sakura.

LIPS: BUXOM Big and Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: From Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Palette: In The Buff and Birthday Suit, lighter purple shade from the NARS Marie-Galante duo.
Eyeliner: MUFE Aqua Liner #7, UD Asphyxia.
Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Star.



Even though this eyeshadow goes on rather sheer, it has great blue and purple sparkles! The MUFE Aqua Liner is sparkly as well!

Please excuse my hair. I am growing it out so I am kind of "between haircuts" right now and it looks a bit awkward.
WOW, I look like I could use a coffee! Any other ladies out there who can't work without their coffee?


  1. Wow, I love how gorgeous & sparkly this look is. Not usually a fan of sheer eyeshadows, but this look is really beautiful.

    Oh and I hear you on being in between haircuts, I was growing my hair out recently and I was so annoyed with the in between stage I cut it back again. I think I am doomed to mid length hair at longest!

  2. I'm with you on the coffee. I didn't start drinking it until I met Matt. Now I need it in my system at all times.

    It sucks that the NARS palette doesn't work like it -should-, but it does still look nice on you

  3. I can barely breathe without coffee....

  4. I'm with you on coffee, too. Or at least Earl Grey, or something. Gah. I'm even a morning person, but I sort of need that kick-start to the day.

    I like this look! And my hair is at an in-between stage, too - it's driving me nuts.

  5. You look absolutely beautiful!!

  6. I love the sparkles in both the shadows and liner! I actually can't stand coffee or tea so I never get the joy of a caffeine kick in the morning :(

  7. I'm not used to such soft looks on you , but i love it !

  8. This is really soft and pretty. You're so versatile in what looks good on you!