Plum Purple Smokey Makeup Tutorial

There are about five hundred reasons why I took forever to update with this video — I kept having to transfer the data from my 4GB SD card to my computer every 10ish minutes as I was shooting (I have a new 16GB SD card now though!), had to re-shoot it because the first shooting had a really bad angle and I kept blocking the lens with my mirror, had problems with music copyright issues, and just could not mute the SOUND of the original clip after 2 days of unsuccessful experimenting with iMovie.

My head is about to blow right now.

Anyways, it was a lot of work, but here it finally is. At first I was really excited to finally make my first Youtube video, because even before wanting to do a beauty/fashion blog and Lookbook shoots, I had wanted to do Youtube videos because it was one of my main inspirations into makeup. However, I realize there is a lot of room for improvement, and I even considered just scrapping this video completely.

Actually, I’m still wondering if I shouldn’t have done so at this moment.

I realized though that this is my first try and as I’m quite unfamiliar with video shooting and editing, I shouldn’t expect perfect on the first try T__T Make it a learning process!

Your comments, ratings, and subscriptions will be much appreciated. Thank you~! ^^



Plum Purple Smokey Makeup Tutorial

Plum Purple Smokey Makeup Tutorial

(The lighting made my lips look real pink. The color is more of a natural beige.)

This is one of my favorite eyeshadow looks to do for clubbing or just a night out. The main point is using the gel liner as an eyeshadow base as it is waterproof and longer lasting than regular cream shadow bases. The three steps of eyelining — eyeliner, gel liner, and shadow lining is to ensure your liner stays there all night.

It may look like a lot of work, but once you’ve done it a few times, it’s actually really easy!


Product Listing:

Shu Uemura 18 goat
Elf Small Precision Studio Brush
Elf Complexion Studio Brush
Elf Small Angled Studio Brush
Elf Contour Studio Brush
Elf Fan Studio Brush
Elf professional Blending Eye Brush
Innisfree Sponge/Smudge Brush
Elf professional Concealer Brush

Tony Moly Velvet Touch Primer
Shu Uemura Illuminating Moisture Foundation 784
Hera HD Foundation 21
It’s Skin Brightening Perfect Hide Concealer Nude Beige #21
Missha Perfect Concealer Light Beige
Skin79 UV Screen Beblesh Pact
NYX Blush Taupe
Shu Uemura M PINK 32E

Tony Moly Party Lover Gel Eyeliner Pearl Violet #5
D.te (디.떼) Celebrity Eyes Deep Wine WN535
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box Ransom
Missha Powder Eyes WH01
Skinfood Sugar Bloom Shadow Box Cappuccino Bloom #3
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 0L
Tony Moly Party Lover Gel Eyeliner Black #1
NYX Single Shadow 01 Black
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
L’oreal Panoramic Curl Waterproof Mascara Black
Missha Auto Eyebrow Pencil Brown (갈색)

Etude House Lucid Darling Nude Beige #3
Missha Lucide Berry Lips



Product Feature

I personally really like and recommend these two products: 1) Tony Moly Gel Eyeliner Black #1 and Pearl Violet #5; 2) D.te (디.떼) Celebrity Eyes Deep Wine WN535


Tony Moly Gel Eyeliner Black and Pearl Violet

Tony Moly Gel Eyeliner Black #1 and Pearl Violet #5; $7~ USD

Some say that this liner is comparable to Bobbi Brown’s gel liner, except at 1/3 the price! A friend said her Bobbi Brown liner dried out a few months after she bought it. I’ve used the Tony Moly Black liner for almost 2 years and it’s still like when I first bought it.

It’s waterproof and lasts all day. However, on the waterline or after a night of clubbing as a liner, it does fade and smudge (but so does everything else I’ve tried on the waterline).

The Pearl Violet liner is not as pigmented and dark as the Black as a liner (it took two applications to get the line in the swatch picture), but I bought it to use as an eyeshadow base, which it works great as. After clubbing, even if all my eyeshadow is gone and waterproof mascara has smudged, the gel liner is still in place looking like my eyeshadow.

Tony Moly is a widespread makeup brand in Korea and has stores in all major shopping areas in Korea.



d.te Celebrity Eyes Deep Wine WN535

D.te (디.떼) Celebrity Eyes Deep Wine WN535; $5~ USD

I picked this shadow up randomly on a whim and absolutely love the color. It is a deep, glittery and metallic plum purple. I get a lot of compliments on my eyeshadow whenever I wear this.

However, this particular shadow color breaks really easily. I bought it for a friend who said she liked the color, and saw that the store sample was broken too, while most of the other shadows were just fine. I think it just has a really loose build and breaks easily. You just have to be careful with fallouts, use a fan brush under your eyes, or apply the shadow first and clean up fallouts before your skin makeup.

Paired on top of Tony Moly’s Pearl Violet Gel Liner as a base, it makes a beautiful purple.

You can purchase this at general cosmetics stores in Korea, where a variety of Korean brands like VOV and Cathy Cat are sold.



I’m hoping my next Youtube tutorial is going to be more basic, slower paced, and beginner-friendly. I’ll probably also do a voice over as well. What do you guys think?

If you have requests for any looks or specific needs, please feel free to ask~! ^^

6 Comments to “Plum Purple Smokey Makeup Tutorial”

  1. This is awesome! I watched it several times!
    Seeing ur face makes me happy already. Keep it up Sharon!
    Also, u should do something light for beginner? I only have certain products at home. Do something for girls who can’t afford to invest so much money in make up.

    • I can imagine seeing your face in a ten min video would make me real happy too. I wish you could make it too!
      You are very right. I will be doing something like that in my next video.
      Thanks for commenting, love!

  2. Hey Sharon,

    I just watched your whole video..that was great! I was like omgh!! omgh!! the whole time..cause i was like…Sharon has soo many products!!! hahahaha
    But remembered how I told you before that I love that purple eye shadow on you…hehe and you bought it for me for my bday too!! >..<

    Recently I've been using a lot of banila's stuff..You should try it..cause I love their eye shadows and pencil liners! The liners are one of the best ones I've tried.. it's very waterproof! anyway, I missed you that's why i checked your blog!! hehe <3

    • hahaha and now i just realized you wrote…about ‘me’ here!! teehee!!

    • hahhaha ok somehow i can so imagine you doing that while watching

      yes of course i remember

      do they have banila in hong kong too? i heard their primer is quite good but i can’t remember if i got any of their products. when i was going thru a crazy cosmetics shopping phase i think i made a point of buying at least one product from each of those street makeup stores.. but that was long ago! i will check em out next time~

      haha u have only been gone for a month! and u have ur family there now. but i was thinking just recently its a bit sad too now my vancouver buddy is gone T_T

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