Pur x Boxycharm Palette Tutorial
There comes times in your life where you’re put in situations that are gonna make you uncomfortable. That’s just how it is, right? Well, this time I was the one putting myself in that position. I received this Pür x Boxycharm eyeshadow palette last month and knew it was my blogging duty to not only post a review about it, but also feature it in a tutorial. I wasn’t really too concerned with the peach tones as I was with the bright blue and magenta. But I toughed it out and created a look that I actually ended up loving! Who woulda thought?!
The eyeshadows in this palette do have a difficult time sticking to primer, so make sure you use one that has a little more tackiness to it. I used the Cover FX Shimmer Veil in the shade Amethyst. The Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes would also be a really good option.
This palette is missing a nice neutral medium brown shade, so I had to bring in one of my favorite Makeup Geek single eyeshadows in the shade Crème Brulee. I applied that throughout my crease and outer corner area with a fluffy blending brush. This step is important because it really helps to ground all of the brighter colors.
Moving into the palette now, I took the shades Nakey and Belle on that same blending brush and applied that basically right on top of Crème Brulee. These two shades can be a little powdery, so I had to pack a lot of the eyeshadow on my brush and be extremely careful when tapping off the excess.
Then I went in with the shades Bae and ATL on a slightly more dense blending brush and placed that on the outer half of my eyelid, blending the excess slightly up into the crease. Bae is a very light shade which is why I combined it with ATL, to provide a little extra depth to the color.
Once I had that pigmentation built up to what I wanted, I took the shade BFF on an angled eyeshadow brush (Step 2...for the shadow, from the Vintage Cosmetics Smokey Eye Brush set included in last month’s Boxycharm) and placed that in a sideways “V” shape on the outer corner of my eye. This adds a little extra dimension and takes the look to the next level. Then I brought in another loose-bristled, empty blending brush and blended everything together even more. If you went a little heavy on any of those colors, you could take some of the Pürfect shade on that blending brush to lighten the look a bit.
For the inner half of the eye, I chose the shade Charmer. I applied it with my finger first and then blended it out with a small shader brush (Step 1...for the money) from that same Smokey Eye brush set. The more I use this shadow, the more it’s beginning to crumble on me so this is one look that I’d recommend doing before the rest of your face makeup. There’s a lot of fallout and glitter on the cheeks afterwards!
I tried to use the Pürfect shade to brighten my browbone and inner corner, but it wasn’t as bright as I wanted it to be. So of course I had to bring in my favorite Ulta Naked single eyeshadow, which did the job perfectly. I used a dense shader brush for my browbone and the Step 3...go, girl, go small smudge brush for the inner corner.
This is where things get a little weird. I would’ve been perfectly content just leaving it as it was. It was a little too pink for my preference, but I still thought it was fine. I just couldn’t stop staring at the bright blue MIA shade. I knew I should give it a shot, I was just too scared. I finally gave in and applied a little of it underneath my lower lashes with that same smudge brush. It took a little getting used to and I probably could’ve built the color up even more, but I actually really liked it!
I skipped pencil eyeliner and just went straight in with the Duet shade as my only liner. I applied it with an angled eyeliner brush halfway along both my upper and lower lashes. It actually worked better and provided more pigmentation than the Boxy Black shade!
I couldn’t wait to add mascara and see how it was all going to come together. I curled my lashes twice with a heated eyelash curler and applied three coats of the Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint mascara that I’m currently loving.
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide recapping every step for easy reference:
With all this talk about Coachella lately, I couldn’t help but laugh when I was done with everything because that’s exactly what this eyeshadow and my jewelry reminded me of. I’m so surprised with how happy I am with this color combination. The more I look at it, the more I love it and will definitely be creating this look again for Spring and Summer. The only other product I used from last month’s Boxycharm box was the Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush blush in the shade Hush Blush. I love the color of it and how it pairs with this eyeshadow palette!
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