Makeup Guru Mai Quynh Reveals The Secrets Behind Ginnifer Goodwin's Purple Smoky Eye

14 May 2013 by

Ginnifer Goodwin proved she was no shrinking violet at a MAC Cosmetics dinner last night at the Chateau Marmont, held in honour of Prabal Gurung. Miss Goodwin was seen rocking a super-smouldering purple eye which totally stole the show.

We’ve been swooning over Ginnifer’s purple peepers all morning, which went perfectly with her silver and bronze metallic dress. The overall look was just totally gorgeous and was the work of makeup genius Mai Quynh. We think Miss Goodwin gets it just spot on- her desert-island eyes are offset perfectly by a flawless complexion, lightly contoured cheeks and a pale pink lip. We love!    

What’s more, Ginnifer’s look is proof that a smouldering, smoky eye doesn’t have to be monochrome. Although wearing purple might seem daunting, it is actually one of the most universally flattering shades of makeup, and it looks good on every skin tone. Wondering how to pull it off? We were lucky enough to catch up with makeup artist Mai Quynh himself who shared with us the secrets behind Ginnifer’s stellar beauty look. Read on and learn, ladies…

Step One

Prep the skin with Crème de la Mer Moisturiser.

Step Two

Apply Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Shadow in Ice to the eyelids, from the lash line to the crease. Next, arm yourself with YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres in 4 Lilac Sky and mix the dark purple and the medium purple together and sweep over the cream shadow, blending it into the crease and upward.

Step Three  

To keep the look super-smouldering, smudge the dark purple shadow along the lower lash line, too.

Step Four

Apply two coats of Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black. For extra va-va-voom, add a few individual lashes from Ardell using Duo eyelash adhesive.

Step Five

For your base, apply Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation in Sunny Beige and use Dior Skin Radiance Booster Pen in Candle Light 002 under eyes to hide any dark circles. For blush, arm yourself with Josie Maran Cream Blush in Sunset and apply to the apples of the cheeks.  

Step Six

Set the look with Shiseido Translucent Pressed Powder.

Step Seven

For the final flourish, brush on Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush in Exposed over the cream blush and apply Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 79 Plumetis to lips.


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