My last Face Friday post, where I called Mama Champagne’s bluff and did “50 shades of Beige,” was the result of a post I put up on Facebook asking what color YOU would most like to see in a future monochromatic look. And now that the April Fools’ pranking is over, we can get down to the real winner: although we had a lot of interest in blue, red, pink, or teal, the clear winner with the most votes was definitely purple! Well, Champagne Dreamers, ask and you shall receive!
I recently did a Face Friday post using the new Blood Lust palette, but I stayed away from the purple shades, opting instead for the deep teal and olive gold shades with some of the more neutral shades (you can see that look HERE). When this palette came out, I heard a lot of people bitching about the selection of purples in the palette, but if you’re a Jeffree Star Cosmetics enthusiast, you know that he has a gorgeous purple shade in almost every one of his palettes (except Thirsty, but that palette has all kinds of problems!) and many of these purple shades are the deeper, richer shades that people were hoping for. So for this look, I decided to do the look using just shades from Jeffree Star Cosmetics palettes: Blood Lust, Jawbreaker, Mini Breaker, and Alien.
I do love purple shadows, but I don’t find myself using them all that often (when I do, they are often combined with cool-toned greens and hot pinks, one of my favorite color combos!). This was a fun opportunity to play around in my Jeffree Star palettes and create a monochromatic look.
For the primer, I decided to use the Too Faced Dew You Fresh Glow Luminous Face Primer in Radiant Nude. I have said it before, but I absolutely adore this product! It just gives me a nice subtle glow to my skin, and it doesn’t feel oily or greasy. I think I’m going to break down and pick up the Radiant Pearl shade as well and see if I like the color on that one as much as the Radiant Nude.
Once again I tried to cancel out some of my redness with the Jeffree Star Magic Concealer in Green. Honestly, I’m not sure that color correcting is that important of a step for me since I paint my foundation on so thick, but I like to do it. It just feels like a good prep step and makes me feel better about the final look. You go, Placebo Effect!
Jeffree Star Cosmetics doesn’t do foundation (yet?! Isn’t that supposed to be coming, maybe this year?) so I went back to my new favorite: the Uoma Say What?! Weightless Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation. For something that describes itself as hydrating, it doesn’t feel greasy at all and I adore the smooth finish. It’s so weird, because I feel like it’s the opposite of a lot of foundations. Usually you put it on, and it oxidizes and turns a darker shade, maybe looks more peachy orange, etc. This one is the opposite: every time I first put it on, I’m like “What the fuck am I doing to myself?!” as it looks sort of neon pastel peach and very streaky. But as I buff it out with my sponge, the shade settles into this absolutely gorgeous match for my skintone, the streaks disappear, and I am just left with this fabulous canvas to paint my look on. I’m not sure what kind of dark magic is involved, but I’m here for it! I then added my Jeffree Star Magic Star Concealer in C10.
I don’t have any Magic Star setting powder, so I did my bake under the eyes and along the jawline with my Coty Airspun powder, and then I painted on my Eye Primer from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I always do an arched eye, and this one still has some arch to it, but I wanted it to be a little more rounded than I usually do so that’s the shape I drew with the primer.
For the first shadow, I went into the Blood Lust palette and used this cool-toned bone shade called Your Majesty. I buffed it into the inner half of the crease to create that arched shape that looks sort of like a hidden brow (my brows are shaved off, so that’s a combination of my bone structure and the shadow!).
Then I went into Vivid Mood from the Blood Lust palette, a pale but vibrant lilac matte. I putt this through the crease, slightly below and blended into the Your Majesty shade.
Next I went into Gum Drop from the Jawbreaker palette, another pale purple matte, but a couple of shades lighter than Vivid Mood and a little more blue in tone. I blended that into Vivid Mood from above, covering over the area where I had placed the Your Majesty shade. I wanted that matte base over the primer to help the shadow pop even more and get a better differentiation between the two.
Next up, I darkened the outer corner of the look using Purple Punch from the Mini Breaker palette, and then went over the inner corner of the eye with Area 51 from the Alien palette to darken it even further. I also brought Area 51 down on to the outer third of the lower lash line.
Must! Have! Shimmer! I started building in a little sparkle using the shade Bite Me, which is in both the Jawbreaker and Mini Breaker palettes. I started this in the dark area on the outer corner and blended up toward the pastel crease.
Then I went over the rest of the lid with Oral from the Mini Breaker palette, a gorgeous pale purple with blue duochrome shift. I also went back into Area 51 and carved out a shape to dive a little more depth and separate the pastel duochrome on the lid from the pastel crease. It looks really sharp in this pic, but don’t worry – I’m going to soften it up! I think it looks like the original design of Catwoman a little bit…
I used the very pale pastel lavender shade Deviant from Blood Lust to soften up the edges of the dark purple and to round out the shape even more. Then I used an Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Liner in Ransom to draw the shape of the brows. I knew that I wanted colorful brows for this look, keeping with the monochromatic theme, but because the eye look is so vivid, and the purple is all over from brows to lashline, I decided against a full ombre metallic brow (the pull was strong, but I resisted!).
Before finishing up the brows, I took the shade Take The Crown from the Blood Lust palette, a bright, shimmery lavender, and used that as an underbrow highlight and blended it from the brow down into the matte pastels below. I also added it to the inner corner of the eye.
This is the step where the look really kind of came alive for me. I liked it up until this point, but it was still looking a little flat. I had used primarily purple shades that were pretty well balanced between red and blue, of that leaned more to the blue side. Betrayal is a little bit more of a berry-infused violet shade with a little bit of a pinky shift, and I used that over top of the dark shade at the crease and on the middle of the lower lashline, and I feel like this brought so much more depth to the look.
To help the brows pop, and really contrast with that pale shimmery pastel, I went over them with a small detail brush using Dungeon from the Blood Lust palette all over, and then just a little bit of Scandal Water from Blood Lust along the bottom edge where the brow met the shimmer shadow. I had a hard time getting a close up of either of these mattes that really shows the colors accurately, but they were perfect for finishing off the brow look!
For contour I used this Ulta Beauty brand Matte Bronzer; I got this in some kind of gift with purchase, and I am in love it with. I usually think the Ulta brand is trash (sorry, but not sorry) but I’m hoping they sell this as a standalone item because I am obsessed. It gave me a great contour and it smells so dreamy! I also put the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in the shade Heartless in my waterline. My eye actually took the color a little bit (shocking!) but the creamy liner mixed with the shadow on the lashline and just looked sort of light purple. Still liked it, but was hoping for a little more of a pink pop.
**Note: I looked up the Ulta brand, and I don’t see the bronzer that I have, at least not with the stamped pan, but you can peruse their bronzer options HERE.
Using the Too Faced Tutti Fruiti collection Fruit Cocktail blush duo in Plumagranate, I decided that since I had shaved my head I could do a little blush draping and bring it way, way up! For the curve of the cheek all the way up to the temple, I swirled the brush in both shades. Then in the apples of my cheek I just went into the lighter, more shimmery side to get that orchid pop right on the cheek.
I used the Choking on Ice Extreme frost in my other look with the Blood Lust palette, so this time I decided to kick it old school with the pre-breakup “Star Family Collection” Skin Frost shade Neffree. It’s a pale pinky lavender, and it blended in absolutely gorgeously with the Too Faced blush! I went really heavy handed – it’s a monochromatic look, so I felt like I could be crazy, and I just wanted to embrace my inner Theresa Is Dead and be a full on glowy alien slut! I hope I did her proud!
The Skin Frost highlighter was intense and gorgeous, and I loved it, but in my world there is no such thing as too much – my safeword is “keep going!” I decided to add some of the Lemonhead LA Space Paste glitter gel in Violet Hour over top of the highlighter. I focused this on the upper part of my cheek bone curving up near the eye and then down toward the middle of the cheek. Once I had the glitter added, I took a little more of the Skin Frost and blended into the lower edge of the glitter.
The lips got a little dicey, but I’m satisfied with the final look. I outlined my lips with an Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in the shade VooDoo; these pencils are great on the eye, but it wasn’t a great fit around the lips – the consistency sort of broke up and got chunky as it mixed with my foundation and muddled up the outer line of the lip. Once the lips were lined, I used the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade I’m Royalty all over the lips. I let it dry partially, about 30 seconds, and then tapped some of the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Blow Pony in the center and blended outward to create an ombre effect.
Finally, to finish up the look I added some Benefit They’re Real! mascara and slapped on a pair of lashes…poorly! They are a little wonky, but they’re there. Well, in the middle and the left they are there. I also used the VooDoo pencil to create my beauty mark, but in purple!
I got this wig on after-Halloween clearance at a Spirit Halloween store, but I haven’t had a chance to play around with it and style it. But it was purple, so I wanted to at least get a couple of shots of the wig with this look. If you want to see more photos with this wig, definitely check my Instagram: @JanessaJayeOfficial
Hey, the world is a little bit nuts right now. Make good choices and keep yourself safe, but don’t feel bad if you aren’t keeping it 100% together every minute of the day. I know that I am going a bit stir crazy, and having these “makeup play days” has definitely helped me unplug and relax a bit. I don’t think we need to push ourselves to be productive every minute of every day – that sounds like capitalism trying to convince you that your only value is your perceived productivity – but don’t forget that creative outlets can be a great way to settle your mind and relax. It stimulates you in a way that sitting on the couch and binging Tiger King doesn’t – though that sounds like a lot of fun too!
So since things are going to be upside down for a little while, be sure to let me know what kind of looks/techniques you’d like to see in future Face Friday posts! I’m definitely planning to do some additional monochromatic looks, but there are so many fun looks and color combos that I want to dive into and explore!