Purple duochrome makeup tutorial

purple eyeshadow makeup look

I’m a massive fan of purple eyeshadow. Purple compliments blue and green eyes beautifully and it looks amazing on brown eyes as well, since it has blue in it. So brown eyeshadow isn’t the only one, that suits everyone. Purple comes right behind that!

Purple also looks amazing paired with a duochrome shade. In this look I used my *NYX Perfect Filter palette in the shade Marine Layer and it has this beautiful purple-turquoise duochrome shade in it. I’ve talked about Perfect Filter -palettes before, but they are honestly one of my favorite palettes. They come in a handy size, the quality in the shades is bomb and you can use the colors wet or dry.

Besides using that palette I also used one warm brown color from my other Perfect Filter palette (link to the tutorial made with that palette).

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NYX Perfect Filter Marine Layer Palette Tutorial

purple duochrome tutorial

  1. Start by using a warm brown shade as your transition color. Contour your eye in your crease or above it, if your eye is hooded or deep set. Mine is deep set, so I contour my eye right where the natural shadow occurs. Apply this color also to your lower lashline and make it smoky. Blend this color well, so that it blends in to your skin flawlessly.  This is an important step, since it makes the base of the colors and it makes all the colors blend together seamlessly.
  2. Then start to create a halo effect, by adding purple to your outer and inner corners. Blend carefully those colors upwards and with a windshield motion combine them in your crease. You want the heaviest deposit of the color right in those corners, but you still want to make the halo (that round shape) visible.
  3. Add the duochrome shade where you applied the purple color and blend it well – but leave the middle of your lid quite bare. Apply this color also to your lower lashline.
  4. Add your halo effect to the middle of your lid by pressing on a light pink shade. I used the other duochrome shade from the palette. To make this pop, I also applied some of the lighter pink shade right in the middle of that color, so that it gets more definition.
  5. Finish the look with an inner corner highlight, optional liner and mascara or lashes. All done!

eyeshadow tutorial

And here’s a paint-version, to show you the color placement better.

purple duochrome eyeshadow tutorial


I may have – or may not have only done my one eye for the sake of this tutorial.

nyx perfect filter marine layer

NYX Perfect Filter palette in the shade Marine Layer. Love at first sight.

purple turquoise duochrome
That gorgeous purple duochrome shade from NYX Perfect Filter Marine Layers palette.


Shop the palette:
*NYX Perfect Filter Marine Layer

That’s it for the tutorial. What do you think of this look? Using a duochrome shade brings so much dimension to the look! I think I need more duochromes in my life.



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  1. SannaV

    Kaunis meikki ja hyvä ohje sen tekemiseen!
    Täytyypä harkita perfect filter paletin hankkimista, ihanat värit tuossakin☺

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Ihana kuulla, kiitos! 🙂 <3

  2. LIza

    Love this look. I think it would be nice if the instructions for each step followed the pictures of the step, instead of having all the pictures together and all the steps in text together. I kept having to scroll down and up.

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Thank you! And thanks for the idea, maybe I’ll try it that way the next time. Would it be better if the text was in the photo or should I upload the photos one by one and add text in between? 🙂


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