Quick Makeup Routine

Spring Time Lavender

April 3, 2015

It’s now beginning to feel like Spring where I live, and yesterday I finally saw some blooms on trees. I think the warmth is here to stay! That being said, I’ve been adding some brighter colors to my routine lately, to match my uplifted mood from all the spring sunshine. I think this look would be very pretty for Easter, too!

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Other products used:
NYX Angel Veil Primer // Laura Mercier Flawless Fluide Foundation // Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown // Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso // NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops // Clinique Lash Building Primer // Tarte Eyes Lashes Camera // e.l.f. Setting Spray

I used the e.l.f. cosmetics “party purple” eye palette for this look. For $2, I was actually impressed with the pigmentation of this product. Before applying the eye shadows, I primed my eyelids with Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. I used this eye shadow in a slightly different way than the palette suggests, so read on to find out how!

I applied all of my makeup with my MOTD Cosmetics brushes to create this eye look, as well. These brushes lay down pigment beautifully, and blend the products seamlessly with little effort. Visit MOTD Cosmetics and use the coupon code “jenny15” for 15% off your purchase! Do yourselves a huge favor and purchase this brush set- I’ve never had a more flawless application than with these brushes. Trust me, you’ll thank me later!

Elf Flawless Eyeshadow in Party Purple 2

1. I applied this lightest color as my transitional shade. I used the Eye Catching Crease brush to place this just in my crease, and used the same brush to blend out any harsh lines.

2. I added the next shade just below the crease, using the same crease brush. I blended this into the previous shade.

3. I packed this deeper shade onto my lid using the Miss Shady Lady brush. I used this same brush to blend this up into the last shade.

4. I used the darkest shade as my top and bottom liner. I used the Straight to the Point brush to apply this color. This brush is an ideal angled liner brush, it’s not too flat, and not too angled. For me, it makes getting to the lash line, and creating a slightly winged out look very simple.

That’s all there is to it! Like I said, I was impressed with this little $2 palette. The only thing I disliked about this palette is how every shade is a shimmery finish. This is why I didn’t use any of the shades as a highlighter under my brow bone. Instead, I used a matte shade that matched my skin tone from another palette.

What’s your go-to spring shade this year?



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  • Reply vallaliciouz April 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I love this look! It matches your green eyes really well :) I especially love your lip colour!

    x Val / Valerie Randomness

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Thank you, Valerie!

  • Reply Abby April 3, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    You look so lovely! I think my favorite part is the lip color- it’s just so perfect. I love the Butter Lipsticks, but I don’t have “Pops” yet. Now that I see how gorgeous it is I will definitely be buying it!!

    xo Always, Abby

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:15 am

      I’m almost completely out of Pops! I rarely completely use up a lipstick, but this one has been my go-to for about 7 months now. I love it!

  • Reply Amy April 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    This is so pretty, I love all of the purple that you used! So perfect for spring ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Thank you so much :)

  • Reply Shireen L. Platt April 3, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Oh, this is such a lovely makeup, lavender looks absolutely lovely on you! I should really try to wear more colours too, it’s such a refreshing look instead of the usual neutrals.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Thank you so much, Shireen! I am partial to neutrals, but on bright sunny days I want to add something bright and fun!

  • Reply Meghan Arnold April 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Love how it matches your shirt. And I can definitely get behind a $2 palette. :)

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:14 am

      e.l.f. products are sometimes a hit or a miss. This was definitely a hit for me. Except, it smelled like mildew. I should have mentioned that in my post, but I thought perhaps it was a fluke with me.

  • Reply Renee April 3, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Just beautiful! Im so excited for Spring!

    Renee | Lose The Road

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Thank you! I am ecstatic for warm weather!

  • Reply laurajaneatelier April 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    That purple eye shadow is fab and looks so good with your green eyes! Have a great Easter weekend

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Thank you Laura! Happy Easter to you!

  • Reply Emma Luxton April 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    This is such a beautiful look on you. I normally always stick to neutral colours but I’ve been experimenting with some greens, blues and purples recently and really liking it, especially for spring.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Purple is usually the only color I really experiment with, but this year I’m going to try out some more colors!

  • Reply Linda Libra Loca April 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    So pretty. I love these colors with your eyes and pale skin.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Sunny April 3, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    What a pretty look, Jenny! Super romantic, and the eyeshadows go so well with your eye color! <3

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Thank you! Purple eye shadows are always good for bringing out the color of green eyes! ^_^

  • Reply WhatWouldVWear April 3, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Too cute! Love everything about this look!
    Happy Friday and have a lovely Easter!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Thank you, and happy Easter to you!

  • Reply arnella kajtezovic April 3, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Your eyes look gorgeous, the lavender really makes them pop. I love to use a purple shade as a eyeliner, I’ll have to try it over my lids.


    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Thank you! I also like to use purple as an eyeliner with a more neutral eye lid, but sometimes you just want to switch it up a bit :)

  • Reply Shanna Madrazo April 4, 2015 at 4:32 am

    goregeous look! Lavender suits you so well.

  • Reply Renata Burden (@SpeakinBeautyUK) April 4, 2015 at 7:40 am

    I have to admit this would be a bit out of my comfort zone as I prefer more muted pinks, champagne or bronzey colours but it looks lovely on you!! And I can see this would be perfect for S/S, paired with something like a floral dress. :) xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

      I also tend to go for more neutral colors! I like my ‘safe’ colors too much! But, I do need to start experimenting. And I was actually wearing a floral purple sundress in these photos (not that you can tell) ha!

  • Reply Agata April 4, 2015 at 8:25 am

    $2?? The eyeshadows look great and purple looks super pretty on you! Your lashes look really nice too!

    Still no signs of spring here although it’s starting to be warmer, finally!

    • Reply Agata April 4, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Oh, and I am so tempted to get these brushes!

      • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:08 am

        You really should try them out! I’d recommend the whole set, especially the foundation and concealer brushes, which are top notch must haves!

    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Where exactly do you live? And yes! $2 for the palette. I’ve only tried e.l.f. brushes, lip products, and setting spray up until this point. I really was impressed by how pigmented they were. I only wish they included a matte color, but I have plenty of those in other palettes I guess haha!

      • Reply Agata April 6, 2015 at 10:51 am

        I live around Detroit, MI. Actually yesterday was a really nice day and I left the house wearing a dress and bare legs! But then, I was inside most of the time!

        I will pick up one of these palettes at Target next time and see if I like it as much as you do!

        • Reply Jenny April 6, 2015 at 10:39 pm

          Detroit! I’ve never been. It’s about 6 hours north of where I live, so I can see it being a bit more cool than here. I hope the warmth arrives and stays! And yes, try out the palettes. For $2, why not? I also like their finishing spray, but their lipsticks are awwwwful, just skip those altogether!

  • Reply Jen April 4, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Purple tones are so perfect with your eyes! What a lovely Springy look :)


    • Reply Jenny April 4, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Sarah Louise Porter April 4, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Adore this eye make-up, so pretty xo

    Sarah Louise Porter Blog

  • Reply Rachel April 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I love this look!

  • Reply Anastasia (@Natbeesfashion) April 4, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    You beautiful thing! These colours are absolutely amazing!

  • Reply Kelsie Lichtcsien April 5, 2015 at 12:07 am

    This is a beautiful take on a purple eye! Sometimes purples can look a bit cheesy but you really did this beautifully thank you for a great tutorial :)


  • Reply Laarni April 5, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Purple eye shadows and green eyes look so good together! Yay for spring!

  • Reply Coco April 5, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Such pretty colors on you x

  • Reply Georgia April 5, 2015 at 2:51 am

    This is super pretty!!


  • Reply Francesca April 5, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I love purples! This palette seems like such a good deal, I must get my hands on it.


  • Reply Alina April 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    As much as these kind of lilac shades are out of my comfort zone you have made me want to try the look on myself as it looks beautiful on you x

    Beauty with charm

  • Reply Arianne April 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    that looks amazing on you, especially the purple liner! it makes me want to buy one..

  • Reply Ashley Quehe April 5, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Love you blog! This looking is amazing but I think I am too shy for colour LOL
    A Condo To A Home

  • Reply tara belle April 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    so beautiful!!!! I love that even your winged liner is lilac, I would’ve never thought of that! Happy Easter!

    Tara Belle
    Northern Lights – Southern Belles

  • Reply kelseybang April 6, 2015 at 1:16 am

    amazing eye make up! love the soft lipstick color choice! so chic!

  • Reply Mary María April 6, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Super cute!!

    Check my last post here!

  • Reply Layla Moss (@layladbeauty) April 6, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Ah Jenny! You always look amazing – everything and every colour suits you beautifully! Gorgeous post as always and looking forward to seeing more! :)

    Hope you’re well!

    Layla xx


  • Reply WhatWouldVWear April 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Happy Monday, love! Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! Loving today’s look! You always look absolutely adorable! Sending you much love!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Reply Jenny April 6, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      Why thank you so much! Much love to you, and I hope you had a great Easter weekend as well :)

  • Reply Nikki April 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Gorgeous! So pretty for spring!


  • Reply notjessfashion1 April 7, 2015 at 6:41 am

    You look really beautiful, dear. That’s a great makeup you have on. And your skin looks great too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Reply Kirsty Leigh April 7, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I love this look, the colour looks amazing on you! xx


  • Reply Beauty Follower April 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Lovely eye shadows and lipgloss!


    • Reply Jenny April 7, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Deborah April 7, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Wow your eyes are gorgeous! And that shade of lavender makes them so bright and green! I also love the lipstick you’re wearing. This is a beautiful make-up for Spring :)


    • Reply Jenny April 7, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you, so much!

  • Reply Bash April 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    You look beautiful! Purple suits you soo well! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin’

  • Reply Hayley-Eszti April 8, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    You look beautiful! This makeup is perfect for spring! I wish I could pull off pinks and purples but they just don’t work for me!

    Hayley-Eszti | http://www.hayleyeszti.com

  • Reply Csenge April 8, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    WOW absolutely stunning! I love this makeup look, it’s perfect for spring! SO refreshing and unique with the colorful eyeshadow and liner! Love thinking outside the box. You look gorgeous! Kisses from Hungary xo

    Csenge | Csenge’s Point

  • Reply Becca April 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful look! Really brings out the green in your eyes :) I can’t believe how well you’ve applied the dark shadow in a line too! I would never get mine that neat!

    Becca xx


  • Reply Chontelle Louise April 9, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Your eyes look amazing <3!! I love that colour and it looks great on you lovely xx

    stop by my blog if you like <3

  • Reply Chloe April 11, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I’d never think of using a purple eyeshadow but it looks amazing on you!!

    Chloe xx

  • Reply Simera April 12, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    That’s such a pretty makeup look. Definitely reminds me of Spring.

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