Focus On is a work in progress. Have you ever talked yourself out of buying a product because the color was too odd, and you wondered how often you would really be able to use it? Or, you know those colors you LOVE because of some hidden versatility that you never imagined when you bought it? I do that ALL of the time. In the interests of loving what I HAVE, and learning its limitations, rather than relying on the influx of new colors, I will be doing this post every Saturday, focusing on a new color from my collection, with examples of past work, ideas for other uses. Please feel free to suggest colors you wish to see, or uses for the ones listed, or let me know what your favorites are for future posts.
Poison Plum is a matte purple with a strong magenta note.
Applying it over, or under, colors changes the way it shows up.
Or over foiled Silver eyeshadow, for a slightly metallic contour. In this case, the densest color was applied to the outer crease, and the leftover pigment on the brush was used to soften the silver seam, all the way to the inner socket.
Apply it over the seam between a bright matte shade, and foiled blackened violet pigment, to blend the shadow textures. Also, it was applied over the seam between the blackened pigment, and a pearly pale pigment. It blends with the pearly pigment in a much softer way, than when applied before the pale pigment.
Apply it around the lashline, and use progressively lighter colors as you build toward the brow bone. The purple helps contour the eye, and the simplicity of the blending ensures all of the other colors are visible, though they sometimes get lost in contours where the crease is darkest.
Come to think of it, Poison Plum offsets any color with a lot of yellow in it. This makes it a natural favorite for the crease in almost ANY bright looks!